Furthermore, we are missing 3 key defensive players, all who would help the run defense. Terrence Newman is one of the best corners in the league against the run, Greg Ellis is a far more capable run-stopper than Anthony Spencer, and Jason Ferguson does have more experience and bulk than Jay Ratliff. The loss of Newman affects the scheme even more: without him, the defense is more likely to drop an extra man into coverage, leaving fewer guys in the box to stop the run. This is not to say that we shouldn't be playing better without Ellis and Newman, but it is important to be aware of their absence and to hope and pray that they come back soon.
No announcement yet.
Week 2 Postmortum / Other Thoughts