this team is basically the same as last year to me. That is not a bad thing as we were 14-2 last year. We score a lot our d has issues with the bend n don't break mentality. None of our drafted or fa gains have added anything too substantial save for solder. Albert has been hurt Ocho is a no-show ...
. So where do we go from here. Last year our d came around toward the end of the season and they were not the issue in the post season. We will go down the same road without some adjustments during the season. Here are my adjustments-
First get some qb pressure. I don't care about sack numbers it's about pressure. A sack and incompletion are the same on 3rd down. If u can't get this by personnel then do it by scheme. We will see if they can fix this against the jets. If they can't get pressure on him the season is going to be a long one. There will be shootings everygame n Brady or welker will get hurt if the have to get these reps every game.
Second is to get a 3rd wr and a third option after gronk n welker. If they are not on the roster find it somewhere else, moss or trade or something. If moss xan no longer take the top off the d fine, can he open it, crack it? Both are more than slater or price are offering currently.
3rd down defense. This gets better with the pressure mentioned already. What's the point in playing on 1st n 2nd down if u are going to give it away on 3rd down. Scheme or blitz or something.
Finally hold serve until the fa and draft picks get into the groove. Be patient with Albert and Ocho and Ridley etc. Get them ready for the post season. That is where we need to be focused. If players are hurt let them heal fully for playoffs.