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    Dolphin D

    Last year, as you all know, teams ran the ball on you fairly easily.

    But you did have one of the best pass defenses in the league.

    This year, you have added a few guys on the DL to bolster the run support, but was it enough?

    And now that you've lost 3/4 ths of the secondary your pass D will suffer.

    I know the goal is a balance, but has the focus shifted to far away from the secondary to the point where that will be the achilles heel?
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    a stronger pass rush will help with the shortcomings in the secondary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Losman7
    Last year, as you all know, teams ran the ball on you fairly easily.

    But you did have one of the best pass defenses in the league.

    This year, you have added a few guys on the DL to bolster the run support, but was it enough?

    And now that you've lost 3/4 ths of the secondary your pass D will suffer.

    I know the goal is a balance, but has the focus shifted to far away from the secondary to the point where that will be the achilles heel?
    I think our D line will pan out the only worry i have ius the secondary but i see us having a top 10 offense so it should be awesome + Frerotte will be good in the Linehan system he knows it and has an arm so i say the d will keep us in the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losman7
    Last year, as you all know, teams ran the ball on you fairly easily.

    But you did have one of the best pass defenses in the league.

    This year, you have added a few guys on the DL to bolster the run support, but was it enough?

    And now that you've lost 3/4 ths of the secondary your pass D will suffer.

    I know the goal is a balance, but has the focus shifted to far away from the secondary to the point where that will be the achilles heel?
    IMO teams dont need 2 shutdown CBs. A good pass rush can make an average CB look good. Its a give and take relationship. We lost both our starting DTs last year and therefore teams ran all over us. We didnt have a great pass rush and left our CBs out there for 5-6 seconds to cover people. Thats not possible.

    This year my concerns are at DT and FS. CBwise, I think we will be fine and excellent at SS. If we play more zone coverage, we dont need Pat Surtain. Im worried about FS and our DT depth. If Chester is a no-go, we have Traylor and Carter. This limits the views our front 7 can show because Traylor is the only 3-4 DT we have. A lot of articles are talking about how we can use JT, but without a pivotal DT, JT might be limited to RDE.

    Your defense pivots around your DT IMO. If you get a guy who can play a 3-4 and 4-3, the possibilities are endless. Traylor CAN do that, but for how long? He is 34 and not at the peak of his career and doesnt have a backup if Chester goes down. Carter is not a pivot DT. He is more of a 4-3 DT and a 3-4 DE. I think this is a position that needs to be helped in the supplemental draft or then next years draft.

    Our secondary will not be our achilles heel, the DT will be.
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    Our Pass RUsh is gonna be too much for any team (especially your team the Bills) to be able to complete downfield, thus Picking up the slack from the secondary.
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    With The Speed Of Taylor Crowder And Roth It Will Take A Lot Of Pressure Of The Db's
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccphinfan
    With The Speed Of Taylor Crowder And Roth It Will Take A Lot Of Pressure Of The Db's

    lets hope they pan out if they pan we will have a great future
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelbournePhin
    a stronger pass rush will help with the shortcomings in the secondary.
    Exactly, I think thats one of the keys of Saban's Defensive scheme. Put constant pressure on the QB. That will make any secondary look better.
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    we also played man to man/press coverage in the past. our scheme is gonna totally change
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    Saban's system (similar to Belichick's now that I think about it..) relies on a strong pass rush and lots of blitzing, which forces the opposing QBs to make mistakes and makes the job much easier on our DBs. That is how Bill has gotten good production out of some mediocre DBs (especially last seaon with all the injuries) In today's NFL, a strong pass rush is more important then a shutdown corner.
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