Originally Posted by jdnoyes
Its always easy to blame the guy who is no longer around for your troubles (see Parcells). That being said I too think Hamlin is more of a SS than free. I know everyone thinks the D is going to be dominant this year, but I think we're gonna give up plenty of big plays as well as create plenty on D. I suspect some dominant games where the D scores TD's and we win big and some games where the D gets torched and we get blown out.
Really we'll just have to wait and see. Bottom line though guys like Roy, Bradie, Spears etc have no excuses this year.
Funny, what you wrote just reminded me of the San Diego versus Cincinnati game from last year.
With respect to excuses, I hope so. All I hear from the players now is that. Excuses for playing like crap last year on D.
Best was Bradie James saying he won't have to take on as many guards in a one-gap 3-4 system. LOL. Made me scrath my head.
The other one was him saying he played poorly in coverage because he was covering the Tight End down field too much. That one almot bowled me over since last I checked that was Roy's job as SS and James did not do a much better job with the FB, All Pro John Carney!