Originally Posted by enjolras
He got absolutely clowned today. There is a formula that works against the Patriots. Soft cover-2 with lots of slowly developing blitzes up front is not it. You have to play their receivers physically at the point of attack. You have to rely on your front four to get some pressure.
For some reason he thought the opposite of that was going to be an effective approach. Tom Brady killed him.
That works if you have enough good cover guys and a front 4 that can get consistent pressure. We lack the DT skill to get pressure up the middle which leaves Von and Doom facing double teams. If those guys cant get to the QB even the best corners will lose containment on the receiver they are covering.
It isn't Del Rio it is the fact that this team is in need of improved talent at all 3 levels of the defense. DT, MLB, WILL, and S