hawk45 wrote:I agree the defense is weak but I’m not sure what magic is out there for Norton when he has nobody on the DL who can get pressure. He’s already sending Adams on blitzes left and right, but that tactic has a short half life as QBs realize they have man matchups and can throw right at the blitz.
Right, so one strategy would be that in obvious passing situations you take Reed and Poona off the field. You go with a pass rushing package of, say Mayowa, Robinson, Brooks, and Collier.
Another option is you rush the passer with Mayowa, Collier, Brooks and Adams and bring in an extra DB for Adams in the back. Now, I know that the DB's are now depleted because of injuries, but you could have Diggs, Dunbar, Shaq, Amadi and Flowers as DB's, and Wagner plus Barton in passing situations.
I mean, you can TRY things with personnel packages like these that don't necessitate playing any particular coverage.