Originally Posted by epa86b@netzero
You make your point and then, contridict it.
Coyer made subpar talent work better collectively but they were never going to be elite.
Bates has had 3 phases already in one year.
Phase 1 - Implement Bate's system with mostly last year's players. Did not work.
Phase 2 - Implement Bate's system with different players at DT and DE. Still did not work.
Phase 3 - Use multiple scheme's with different players at DT and DE. Work in process but the defensive is improving.
What I like about Bates is that from week to week and from play to play, he will make changes to improve the defense via scheme or personnel.
Coyer "seemed" to run with a scheme for a game and the same personnel never giving others a decent chance to produce.
How do I contradict myself? I said our D only reached elite status early last season when they went how many quarters without surrendering a TD even when the offense was abismal?
As far as Bates having run different schemes? That was pushed on Larry Coyer as well. He had new DLs every season that started off with promise but a couple of weeks into the season and no pressure he had to implement exotic blitz packages and change up the secondary as well to cpmpensate.
My point isn't to rehash the same old tired stuff but I just wanted to know the even though we've had injuries in the past, scrubs at DL we still never gave up this many points? Is it something in coverages, the scheme or what?