Re: Cooper and Rainey
rainey i dont think so. we cleaned up a lot of the first half issues on run defense in the 2nd half as far as their running game leading to them getting points. we got them into the 3rd and longs that we wanted, but we had too many coverage screwups in those obvious passing situations.
a lot of the talk this week is about getting in the right positions, communicating, everybody getting on the same page. doing your job first and foremost, following your keys, getting right technique wise and executing the gameplan. other than that i think getting healthy is the big thing we need. i dont think theres a position switch that will immediately help the defense.
im really hoping ced cooper and jj marcus will solidify the unit. at this point im concerned about us not using a nickel defense. we dont have the personnel we did last year to be as versatile, but in those obvious passing situations id like to see us challenge more wr's across the board. we made it so easy on the opposing qb and his wr's last week.