It amazes me how the majority of fans can not see what Shan/Allen is doing. “hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard”. Breeding competition is breeding hard work. last year, we switched to a 3/4.
what i saw with the defense, were the following: small dline getting pushed (kemo looked lazy and AH), uncomfortable LB corp missing tackles (except for Rack and Fletch), and secondary missing tackles ( moore especially). we gave up far too many deep passes (houston game comes to mind) and couldnt stop the run. I saw players their to make plays, but other then Landry, flecth, hall, and Orackpo-none rarely did.
problem solved in one year! Since only 4 made plays, we will have 6-7 new starters on defense. a totally new run stuffing dline that works hard with talent! LB corp is one year into the system and add orakpo 2 (kerrigan) and maybe another ILB, either way, perry is stepping it up. our secondary will be dominate. Wilson is carlos with hands and speed, OJ is ed reed, landry and hall are already pro bowlers! Our defense is set.
On offense what i saw last year were the following: underthrown and overthrown balls to WIDE OPEN wr, a non cohesive line, and injuries in the backfield. I never saw mcnabb running for his life. He got sacked more then i liked, but he still seemed to have time to throw.
Problem somewhat solved: Mcnabb problem were his inaccurate short to intermediate routes. Beck is good in that area (his knock is on deep passes), oline improving, Torrain would have been a 1,000 yard back but he was on the PRACTICE SQUAD for 4 weeks and got injured for 3 weeks. still ran for 700 yards. AA was damn near 1,000 yard wr and he is pushing for 3rd string. Kyle system works and we have the pieces in place. QB is not lacking as long as beck or rex do not start playing out their roll. Time manager, beck wins cause he is patient. shoot out, rex hands down…he is built for a run and gun any way.
I am not saying we will win the SB, we will be more competive this year, then last year. 10-6 should be our goal. Shan does not belive in losing or f'en up his legacy. so suck for luck is out the door. that is a losing menatlity. Our locker room is now full of lunch pale guys that wants to win, and have talent. the whole team make up is completely different from last year. we are in the steelers/ravens model.
Have faith! HTTR