Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:49 PM
McDermott wasn't the reason we lost, the defensive gameplan was actually pretty good. It was simply breakdowns by players who didn't make plays and weren't where they needed to be. This defense is a high accountability defense which requires players to be where they need to be on each play. When they aren't we give up big plays. You either go with an aggressive defense which requires players to tackle solidly and be where they need to be or you go with a bend don't break defense where everyone plays loosely and you run to the ball. Both defenses have their issues. Frankly I would rather live and die with an aggressive defense then die by hoping the other defense makes a mistake and watching then matching up and down the field. If we had a good free safety against Atlanta we would be celebrating a win. Anyone think it is McDermott's fault that both Nakamura and Martin suck and we haven't had a decent safety in years.