Re: It seems our D is not very smart nor adaptable...
I posted this in another topic about Spurrier being p'd off yesterday. Like some of you I'm not sure firing anyone is the answer as much as getting some leadership from some of the players and coaches we have.
Been doing a lot of thinking and reading about our defense this year. My observations:
1. Announcers talking first game thinking he was out of shape.
2. Ward giving excuses 3 of 4 games for his play (virus, foot, flu). Personally I don't think he's played bad for a player that is double or triple teamed ever play.
3. Clowney interview saying he asked the coaches to move him around.
4. Clowney interview where he is basically calling out the older players for lack of effort and drive.
1. Vic interview basically the same as Clowney's Saturday.
2. Playing for INT on that TD Saturday instead of covering his man.
1. Making excuses for Clowney (which I felt was not necessary)
2. Ward interview stating he felt the Defense played well except for 3 series Saturday. But two of those bad series almost lost us the game.
3. Will make defense simpler, how much more simple can he make it.
1. Half of them look confused 70% of the time.
2. Can't tackle.
3. Coaches fighting on the side line.
4. Spurrier being p'd in interview after game (he should be ).
Now what I get from all this is one, two or all of these things:
1. Lack of talent on the players part to be starters in the SEC. (But I've seen some of our coaches in the past make 2* kids into NFL draft picks)
2. Lack of coaching ability.
3. Lack of leadership.
So from all the above it sounds like we have no one in charge or leading the team on Defense. They all seem to be about me, me. What we need is:
1. One player on defense that was smart, determined, and has a no BS attitude to step up as a leader (i.e. Jasper, Swearinger, Norwood, Melvin) and lead the others
2. A coach that was smart, not their best buddy, and has a no BS attitude (i.e. Johnson, Lawing) and take control.