Cameron was starting to grow on me, but a trip to the proctologist fixed me right up! ;)
Pees and the the defense has been trending in the right direction for a while now. I think Suggs coming back was a big addition, he isn't the burst in the pass rush as usual, but is very smart and has basically shut down the run game. The addition of Ray back in December will only make them better, he wasnt the problem. The Special Teams group on both sides is also improved alot. The offense not so much.
Sorry to disturb the Pees here, but I need to play Devil's advocate for a moment....
After the bye we've played these Overall Offensive Rankings:
Cleveland - 29th
Oakland - 15th (We played them without any running backs)
Pitt - 19th (we played them with a backup QB)
SD - 25th
I agree that we may have solidified some things but these teams are also ranked at the bottom half of the NFL as far as offensive performance goes, and on top of that a couple of them (the 2 of highest ranked offenses) have barely put NFL caliber players on the field at a couple key positions.
Ok, continue to Pees out. :beavisnbutthead2:
And while I'm at it, let me post the rushing rankings of these teams... since stopping the rush was a huge problem for this D.
Clev - 26th
Oak - 29th
Pit - 22th
SD - 25th
And the only pro bowl QB the 2000 Ravens faced was Mark Brunell who torched them one of the times. Gotta play who lines up across from you and since the bye, we have and we have well.
I don't know what Dallas' rushing rank was when we played them but maybe when we injured DeMarco Murray that plays into their current ranking.
other opponent Rushing and (Overall) rankings now:
KC - 4th (21)
Cinci - 14th (13)
NE - 6th (1)
Phi- 9th (14)
Hou - 5th (3)
Dallas - 32nd (9)
Yeah not gonna get excited. BUT given it's very doubtfull that you FIRE both coordinators after a 5th straight playoff berth and SB run, maybe holding a certain trophy I'll give Pees a pass if we can get rid of Cam.
BUT one of the 2 needs to go. I HATE Pees little BS defense, but I HATE Cams retarded offensive schemes more.
I was a big Pees critic but I've notice positive changes since he moved to the booth. The return of Suggs has been great but I'm not convinced he was the difference in this defense. Our young guys are starting to gel within this defense and are really stepping up. Pees has gotten a bit more creative and I'm noticing more blitzes which is refreshing and we have improved our run defense. I think the team has reverted back to its defensive focus since our offensive progression has proven less than stellar this season. I just don't see our offense being our strength as long as Cam runs the show. However, I have resigned myself to the fact that as long as we are making the playoffs and winning games, Cam will still have a job and we will still blow up the board with our bitch fests about him.