Originally Posted by Nike
of course i do but come on really? we have two first round picks up front and teams are running all over us.
Have you noticed how our linebackers run like senior citizens and get blown out of plays when the defense gets gashed on running plays? That has more to do with the problems we are having stopping the run.
In the limited snaps Coples is getting I see him disrupting plays and generally playing good for a rookie DL. I think he could even be our best edge rushing option right now if they would use him for it. He's bigger, stronger, and just as fast as Pace or Thomas who consistently get stoned pass-rushing.
Wilk is doing a great job doing what they are asking him to do. He's basically asked to tie up linemen so our LB's can fill running lanes, the problem is our LB's are too damn slow to fill and either get blown off the edge or beaten to it.
The reason why it's not so obvious that they are performing is because of their assignments. Rex is stubborn as hell, if that hasn't become painfully obvious by now, he has a real problem using players differently than what he originally envisions them as.