Hate the whole philosophy myself, leaves us too open to mismatches in my opinion.
(and that's without even broaching the "man vs zone" topic)
I really thought that the way Green Bay ran their secondary was awesome. It's ballsy, but with the right personnel it's very effective. I guess it worked a little better last year than it did this year, but if you're not familiar with it, they basically have their two corners playing about 1 yard off the receivers, and most of the time they're given no safety help over the top.
Last year they had some streak going where they hadn't allowed a touchdown catch by a WR or something. I don't exactly remember. Obviously, to be that aggressive, you'd want some killer CB's.
Mr. Scot, what do you think the chances are of something like that working here in Carolina? Possibly with a little more safety help. I'm thinking of a base defense being a Cover-2 man, so that you have the deep safety to help if the receiver gets away deep on a double move or something. And that way, your corner can jump the shorter routes. If it was implemented and ended up being effective, it should help the pass rush as well...as there wouldn't be someone wide open right off the bat for the first 5 yards of his route.
I think it would play to our strengths a little better as our D-Line is nowhere near what it was in 03, and our secondary is actually fairly good.
Edited by Mesmer, 11 January 2009 - 03:51 AM.