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PFF says Kuechly is struggling in Coverage

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He was bad against the chiefs, moeaki killed him. He'll be fine though, imagine how good of a defense we could be if we addressed positions of need?

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and times he is in position to make a play but gets beat by the perfect pass or better offense.

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Not worried at all.

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Statistical analysis doesn't work in football.

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Not worried about it too.

But he hasn't been the best coverage guy.

Experts and scouts always talk about speed. Manti was brought up recently about his lack of speed but I think he's a much better cover guy than Luke. It's not always about time speed. It's more field speed to me.

Manti will go early top5 to Raiders.

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Manti wasnt a really great cover guy until this year, he was more of a downhill thumper the last few years, good against the run and blitzing.

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Statistical analysis doesn't work in football.

disagree. There's plenty of room for it, but it's still getting there - there are just so many more variables.

As for the discussion on aggressive run defense - the reason behind that is to force more 2nd, 3rd and long situations. As for what that means, Rivera could simply be talking about playing one-gap (therefore attacking instead of flowing) or some run-based blitzes (and that awful double A-gap blitz that just gets overused).

Either way, LK does get sucked in on playaction and he's still shallow on his drops. He should get there but he's not where he could be.

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disagree. There's plenty of room for it, but it's still getting there - there are just so many more variables.

As for the discussion on aggressive run defense - the reason behind that is to force more 2nd, 3rd and long situations. As for what that means, Rivera could simply be talking about playing one-gap (therefore attacking instead of flowing) or some run-based blitzes (and that awful double A-gap blitz that just gets overused).

Either way, LK does get sucked in on playaction and he's still shallow on his drops. He should get there but he's not where he could be.

this is what RR has been talking about all season......

players knowing their assignments............. hitting their run fits and landmarks.

we're just not there yet as a unit.

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I kind of agree. I really thought he was going to be much better in coverage than he is. However he is only a rookie, I know he's a hard worker and he has all the skills to become great in coverage. I'm really not worried about him.

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They are making a lot out of this when their own grading system doesn't back it up.

Since moving to the middle he has 3 positively graded games, 3 negative games and 2 marginal games around 0. A bit of sensationalist reporting there I would suggest.

My untrained eye sees him being very good when in man coverage but can be exploited in zone. I also struggle to see how all of moeki catches being his responsibility as a lot of those routes were very deep.

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SF. Minnesota. Seattle. To name a few

Point is we don't play those teams, we live in a pass happy league so... Play coverage Rivera!!!

Since I said that watch Atlanta run the ball down our throats... Again

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My untrained eye sees him being very good when in man coverage but can be exploited in zone. I also struggle to see how all of moeki catches being his responsibility as a lot of those routes were very deep.

I'm not sure what you are watching then. The last few games he is constantly being picked on whether zone or man. And he is completely selling out for the run which is why he is being killed in play action. I do wonder if he is selling out for the run to help make up for his lack of speed.

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