Originally Posted by broncosteven
Flowers and Berry are the best 2 players on your back 7 and yet they still get beaten regularly, they could be part of a good secondary if you guys got a 2nd CB, Nickle back, and another Safety to play across from Berry. You still need to get outside LB's who can stop the run DE's who can set the edge, and 2 DT's. I watched Hali and Houston vs Oakland and they were terrible vs the run. Neither could set the edge or get off a block. I watched McFadden run around them to the outside a couple times, once vs Houston he didn't even need to get wide because Houston was blown so far off the ball.
Offensively you need to protect whomever they bring in to replace the hot garbage you have at QB and I just haven't seen the protection being there. Charles and McCluster make the OL look better as a run block unit because of their speed but put Hillis or drones back there and they get killed, especially in short yardage where good OL's prove how good they are.
I hope you guys get a game manager for a QB and have to watch dink and dunk football, your receivers had at least 6 or more clear drops last week. When a bad QB gets the ball to their hands your guys have to make the catch and they just don't. We get to watch PM put the ball in tight windows and watch DT make unbelieveable catches out of balance extended while being contacted and he comes down with the ball. The ball hits Baldwin or Bowe in the hands uncontested and they drop it. Good luck with a game managing QB trying to convert 3rd and 5, hitting that corp in the hands. More than likely his completion percentage will take a hit until you get at least 2 more WR's and at least another TE. Of course that is assuming he is not laying on his back because his OL got him creamed.
I wonder if Chicago doesn't go after Andy Reid to try to develop Cutler, they need to get a guy who will lay down the law to Cutler while designing a system that plays to his strengths.
Holmgren is done, he is out of touch with today's NFL. I would love to see you get him. I think Reid can still find a way to win games but it is clear his message has fallen on deaf ears in Philly.
Like Roland said above kFc will need the perfect storm in order to be looking at a wildcard game in the next couple years.
I've watched Flowers all year and he's only been beaten twice. Really not bad. Routt and Brown were the one who was getting beaten a lot.
As for the OL, they did get manhandled against the Raiders. Branden Albert wasn't playing though and that was a big reason why Quinn got heat from the left side. Rodney Hudson did a great job when he was in there before he got hurt. I really like Hudson's potential. There are pieces that need to be evaluated, but we always look bad against the Raiders in the trenches which bugs me.
As for Tamba and Houston, you can't blame them directly for the running problem. The Raiders ran right at Ropati Pitouta on the right side and he was horrible all day. It's really tough for a 270 lb LB to stop the run when the DE gets washed out repeatedly and a pulling G and FB are in front of you.
I'm not a fan of Romeo's dinosaur defense anymore. Tyson Jackson holding 2 gaps is holding him back. He's played some 1 gap the last month and guess what? 3 sacks, 1 stuff and 6 QB pressures. That's what gets to me.
Baldwin has a problem with separation, but yet Daboll is having him run straight down the field. Why? Why not work him in the intermediate routes to use his strength? The answer is because Daboll is a clown.
And you can't blame Bowe for drops. Manning puts the ball in a perfect place. Quinn and Cassel have the worst ball placement I've ever seen. Bowe's even had less drops than Thomas. Thomas has actually had twice as many drops as Bowe. If Bowe was in Thomas' place, he'd probably have 1,300 yards and 15 TD's.