Originally Posted by Cicero
Hope? Hoping that a player will develop won't win games. The bottom line is we were last in the NFL in pass defense and we only have one corner that has been proven to be good.
We were ranked last in pass defense: Fact.
However, I think Josh Wilson made strides and can still be a quality player in this league. Our CBs weren't great, obviously, but look at all they had to deal with:
a) John Marshall's predictable and vanilla play calling
b) Sputtering and incompetent offense
c) Non-existent pass rush
d) Brian Russell at FS
I'm not saying Josh Wilson doesn't deserve some of the blame for our struggles against the pass last season, but there were many other factors involved with our poor results as well. Plugging in a new CB to play over Wilson probably won't make much of a difference if we don't change at least to some extent, the a-d list. Of the above list, I think there is a good chance all four could be changed for next season. At least I'm hoping.