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Still gave up too many big plays, and Lucas is a hole in the secondary


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#11 Smithers

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:58 AM

Lucas is not starting material...bottom line. He was lost, confused, sluggish, slow, and bit on too many routes. The scary part is...Marshall has been burnt a lot the past 3 weeks as well, so our next option is not that great. Is Godfrey the problem? Lucas is always yelling at him after a big play as if Godfrey was supposed to give over the top help. I was watching ESPN do a film review of a game a couple of weeks ago and it did show Godfrey biting too easily on underneath routes that Beason could take care of.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:08 PM

backfield will be better in upcoming weeks. the front 7 really turned it up and looked incredibly impressive. i have little doubt that we will see a big improvement in the pass D leading into the playoffs. good to see wesley pitching in and playing well. we have solid depth at DB. surprise!

i'm not very worried about lucas and marshall from last night. it will get better. game fi, will show all weaknesses and this is not the team of old who was hesitant to make changes and rock the boat. this is a team that wants to win and will do what it takes to make that happen.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:10 PM

late in the game being the key words.

a pick against a desperate team trying to make desperate plays late in the game is bound to happen, no matter who is covering who.

lucas had a bad game people.

get over it.


Eaaaassssyyy. It was just last night, and I pretty sure I'm over it now ;)

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:11 PM

Good point Fiz about us being a team to make changes when needed. That has been a big difference from years past. Fox has given up on being loyal to those he likes as opposed to those who deserve to be on the field. Lets hope it gets straitened out. Denver has one heck of a passing game!

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:22 PM

I think pressuring Garcia helped keep their passing game toned down to what it could have been. It did seem like some big plays were given up, but lets hope we can improve on it. It's not anything to panic about.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

There were several pass plays where TB was specifically targetting 21. They simply felt he could NOT stop Bryant.

But here is food for thought. No Plax. Good.
The only two teams that down the road in the Playoffs our matchup in the secondary could come back to haunt us is Dallas(TO and Roy Williams) and Cardinals(Fitz and Boldin).
Not that worried about the rest.

But Godfrey, Lucas and Marshall need to figure out how to read multiple looks and fast.
There was one play where the TE caught another flair pass but just before he caught it in the flat, Lucas did a quick look back to the endzone, then kinda sorta made a tackle.
That tells me he is thinking too much about where Godfrey is and doesn't trust him right now.
That HAS to get worked out.
Denver is gonna really go after that this weekend.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:46 PM

it was a great win tonight, but at least we are seeing that the secondary has become a weakness. better to find out now, and try to fix it, then to get exposed in the playoffs.




yep, especially when we are getting ready to face gunslingers Cutler, Manning, and Brees these next three weeks