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Steve Wilks Is Dining With The Cardinals

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Oui. Maybe there really is interest for Wilks aside appeasing the Rooney rule.

 

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He'll probably get hired there then. I'll just be happy to move on hopefully with Washington as DC. Idk why he'd go with Wilks for the same job with lesser talent and a growing pipeline of DCs turning into HCs here now.

 

Wilks is gonna get what he wants, but it could be a be careful what you wish for thing based on where the Cardinals are headed for the near future.

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Dont understand why we hate Wilks, if he's gone, who will we promote to be our DC? Or maybe bring in a new name?

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As for my opinion, you already know I think Wilks is trash.

We had far better talent that got wasted with Wilks’ scheme. We were more successful at pressure with our front four more than bringing the house. Offenses adjusted easily to the blitz’ and our pass defense found itself near the NFL’s worst by the year’s end.

Getting rid of Wilks is a step in the right direction. Arguably could be said his scheme would be successful on a team with a stout secondary, but we don’t have that and he never played to the strength of our front seven.

Need someone who’d trust our front four (assuming we bring Peppers back and his production doesn’t all of a sudden plummet and Vernon Butler continues his promising upward trend) to do work. Butler could replace Star’s role (tbh he was very good by year’s end at the 1-Tech position) and our front four was better without blitzing.

Eric Washington could theoretically be a guy who’d trust our guys up front and blitz less erratically.

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In all honesty Wilks would be a far better head coach than defensive coordinator; and it’s not even close.

I hope he finds himself a head-coaching job, because clearly he’d be better suited for the job imo

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Unless they've already had or are planning to have a similar dinner with Keith Armstrong, that could definitely be a sign of something.

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My biggest coaching concern on the defensive side of the ball is not Steve Wilks. It's the fact that our secondary is being coached by one guy who's relatively inexperienced and another who we wanted fired for ruining our special teams a couple of years ago.

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3 minutes ago, stratopanther said:

Last few years everyone complained how we never sent pressure when we got a lead. This year everyone complained how we blitzed too much when we got a lead. Maybe we just overrate our defensive personnel.

There is some truth to this.  Our DL gets sacks, but does not generate consistent pressure which makes it tough on the entire defense.  

What I didn't like was how Wilks or whoever didn't recognize that if we're not getting that consistent pressure, we can't keep 24 and Worley 10 yards off the LOS.  They'd blitz NB or Shaq and it's easy slants all day for the opposition.  Those EP offense will eat that alive in short little doses at a time.  

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I'll say this to anyone who doesn't like that our defense prioritizes pass rush over coverage.

That's a Rivera core philosophy, so as long as he's in charge of the team, that ain't changing no matter who the DC is.

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