I mean I am not blaming Dunta Robinson for the loss of last sunday, but really Dunta REALLY? I mean I know a bit of Corner as I played before, however you are in the pros, you should know better. That return would most likely been the difference, but I can also blame Mike Smith and his coaching staff for wanting to get in the game. There has been several coverages he has blown and is been lucky most of them haven't been for TDs or big gains. However I believe in a game against the Eagles it was costly, I might be wrong.
Is it just me or the front office thought too much of these guys? Or is it me panicking about our below expected season?
Although he has had some good plays, he has not done nearly as much as was expected. I mean Brent Grimes has clearly been our shutdown corner for the past 2 seasons. I mean he was supposed to be the successor to DeAngelo Hall. hmmmm. Defense is not a game of perfection, is a game of minimizing errors a.k.a yards. So I am not saying we have to be perfect but Weatherspoon and Lofton are doing a great job at LB's, and what can we say about Mo Robinson, he probably had the best game of his carreer against Houston. Decoud and Sanders are doing a solid job in the backfield too. If you watched the Saints defense we stopped them in their tracks for 90% of their plays and allowed i believe 0-none Yards After Catch. Dunta, for a CB has a lot of solo tackles which means he has been targeted a lot. I don't mean to rain on his parade but he clearly is not playing at the level we expected.
Then there is our beloved JJ. Julio and Matt are not going down by the school-park as planned. Listen Julio is nothing personal. I personally think the departure of Michael Jenkins really hurt our passing game (look what he was able to do with D.Nab in Minnesota while he was Healthy). Just to have a veteran in our WR core and teach Julio a couple things here and there. Not to mention a good slot, third option receiver for Ryan on third downs (NFC game anybody). It might just be me but do we only have 3 receivers in our depth chart? Julio, Roddy, and Weems? (thought Weems was a only a return man) I mean of course Tony is almost like one, but the Colts didn't win a Superbowl with only Dallas Clark. Defenses are having to easy of a time covering either one of our guys, specially if the run game isn't working.
Well enough of my rant, Julio Jones are you sure you can catch a ball? I mean it was a tough game against Houston, I watched it, and Matty Ryan's accuracy wasn't the best since he was under pressure all game long; but there is two balls that were easily catchable.You are in the pros now and if you can catch em, you better do. A big third down that went right through your hands, and well... we know what the second one was. I know you are a rookie, I understand that, but weren't you the guy that was supposed to bring us to the Big Game? I got high hopes for you buddy so I can't wait to see what happens next season.
If we want Tony to stay with us with a couple more seasons (and he can be a huuuge asset in big games), we need to get a true third receiver and a solid passing game. But I will save that for another post. Please tell me what you thought of my post, any feedback is appreciated.