Originally Posted by milkman
I don't call recognition of limitations, and working within those limitations, fear, but that's just me.
I thought Sutton opened up with an inspired game plan against the Colts, with Abdullah in the box and Berry being allowed to roam more.
But once the Colts adjusted, those limitations bit us in the ass.
Only 3 players on this defense have any real versatility.
Question for you milk...
You know that Hali and Jordan can't cover shit if it was stuck to them... so....
If I need to make a play on defense, you'd expect that I'll rush Hali, likely rush Houston, and keep Jordan at home. That seems logical and well within the scope of limitations.
What do you think would happen if I rushed Derrick Johnson and Eric Berry while I dropped Hali, Houston, and Jordan into coverage?
My bets are, the line is completely unsuspecting and it will result in heavy QB pressure immediately, if not a sack. Curious your take. Now I don't expect this 2, 3, or 10 times a game and maybe not every game.
What if I rushed Jordan and Houston, but rotated Berry to cover LOLB flat, DJ to MLB, and Hali dropped to cover ROLB flat?
See what I'm getting at. You don't have to put non-coverage players into coverage situations often, but if you mix them up at the right times in the right mix, you can create some things. You can at least try some things. I didn't see enough of that from Sutton. I think he was bound by the limitations rather than trying to overcome the limitations by selectively pushing beyond those limitations.
But this all feeds into one of my draft rules: Don't draft LBs that can't cover.