View Full Version : Leonard vs Adams - Defense Tweaks

12-05-2012, 05:16 PM
It looks like the Broncos played Leonard over Adams for entire second half against Tampa Bay. Leonard was on field for both base defense and nickel.

Since I did not see Adams on injury report - can assume this was a benching?

The change happened after the first Tampa touchdown (setup by the 40 yard pass to Williams) - both plays looked like poor execution by Adams.

If we are going to tweak the defense, my preference is to look at: 1) Brooking as the nickel MLB (and DJ as base MLB) 2) playing Wolfe as DT more in base defense - not just nickel.


12-05-2012, 05:21 PM
Odd. He made some good tackles and we were keeping a hot offense in a very manageable situation.

12-05-2012, 05:31 PM
Wait, are you advocating putting Brooking as our Nickel LB?

12-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Adams is awful.

Also, Brooking will never be in the nickel defense, he is too old and slow. If you want DJ in the base defense, that's fine, but everyone should say no to Brooking's primary responsibility to be covering TEs.

Bronco Boy
12-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Adams played probably the best game of his career a couple weeks ago at KC.

12-06-2012, 09:24 AM
Mike Adams is a turd!

12-06-2012, 10:55 AM
Adams has played a ton of snaps for this defense - and although he got torched by Gates in the first half of that game against San Diego he has been a good presence I don't see him getting abused in the passing game and he looks decent enough in run support. He's def better than saw Ronaldo Hill or Sam Brandon or the other crappy safeties we have had.

I wonder how much he has had to do with the improvement in Rahim Moore's play?

12-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Obviously, we are going with the BYU look on offense and defense. Bailey and DT, your days are numbered.

12-06-2012, 11:22 AM
Adams is great against the run, and below average in coverage. Leonard is pretty much the reverse. It doesn't surprise me that Leonard would replace him in the second half after we performed well against the run in the first half.

12-06-2012, 11:39 AM
Obviously, we are going with the BYU look on offense and defense. Bailey and DT, your days are numbered.

I wish, this team needs some Samoans.

12-06-2012, 12:18 PM
Moore > Adams > Leonhard

12-06-2012, 03:11 PM
I put Champ at Safety in Madden.

Harris/Porter/Carter do a good enough job at CB.

12-06-2012, 03:25 PM
I wish, this team needs some Samoans.

Manti T'eo should have been a cougar.

12-06-2012, 03:43 PM
I wish, this team needs some Samoans.

Those Samoans that don't make it on Oregon or USC's team then go for BYU. Regardless of their religion. Back home they are referred to as Te-Anomo which means rejected or 2nd class. True fact.

12-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Manti T'eo should have been a cougar.

weak sauce

12-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Haven't we been playing a bunch of Big Nickle this year? I have seen all 3 safeties on the field before, though it is hard to see the D from the TV angles.

I do like how Fox and JDR rotate the D at all 3 levels. They keep everyone's head in the game and ready to execute.