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Stopping the run vs. stopping the pass


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Going into this draft / FA, the harder thing to do is the building of a run stopping defense

If you can stop the run, you can usually win

We need improvement at NT and DE

We need to have improvement at ILB

We need a safety that doesn't whiff.......

It's a tall order, but we really do need 4 New starters on defense in these spots to stop the run

If we get lucky, we can get 2 of them in the draft.

We also need some pass rush as well.

I hope Mathis is healthy, but we may need to add a PR specialist as well

I am leaning toward the best DL player we can get in round 1

Other than a FA pile driving guard that we desperately need, I would concentrate on this defense in the draft.

Tall order, but with the cap what it is, I hope we are a little more aggressive for this one year

Then build through the draft moving forward

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Don't know if we can expect much from Mathis, he's 34 off of Achilles tear and may not be ready to go for week 1. Just sign Suh.

I think SUH would help us on pass rush and stopping the run, playing the DE spot, but he will cost an arm and a leg.

They would have to front load the contract to pay for the other stars coming up.

I don't really see it...

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I think theres no one way that we can get over the hump this offseason. We have lots of options on which way to go. We can get better against the run and the pass and expect us to upgrade in both.

We got pretty close with the talent at hand

If we can just get some improvement, we might be able to get past NE......

(Hopefully Baltimore beats them.. :). )

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I think SUH would help us on pass rush and stopping the run, playing the DE spot, but he will cost an arm and a leg.

They would have to front load the contract to pay for the other stars coming up.

I don't really see it...

I agree it will cost an arm and a leg, but it will be worth it. You want to make the D mean overnight? Look how good Detroit's D was last year. If we are either going to overspend on a FA or whiff on a draft pick at least get a guy who will make an impact right on the whole D right away.

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Stopping the run is priority #1. If you can make a team 1 dimensional, you have a greater chance at victory. Teams with Elite-ish Qbs can be the exception but they are still easier to beat when the ground game is bottled up.

I feel if we get playmakers in FA and the draft we can improve both I believe. Especially with a dominant lineman.

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A Quality NT and ILB would solve our Issues.

I believe you are partially right

 

These two steps would HELP our run stopping ability..... but not fix it

 

We are weak across the DL.

 

I believe we need to take your steps AND add a DE that can do both run support and push the pocket

 

A safety that can cover the TE and wrap up tackle would also help the run game.

 

The massive whiffs, and incredibly bad angles taken by Landry killed us

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Stopping the run is priority #1. If you can make a team 1 dimensional, you have a greater chance at victory. Teams with Elite-ish Qbs can be the exception but they are still easier to beat when the ground game is bottled up.

 

You are absolutely correct!!!

 

If we can be great run stuffers, and still keep two great CBs (I like them both) we have a chance!

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Last year when facing balanced offenses led by good quarterbacks who were healthy, the Colts showed they could not stop either the run or pass. See Denver ( week one), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New England 2x, and Dallas. We padded our defensive stats against the weaker teams of the league and took advantage of injury depleted teams. Lots of work needed this off season to get this defense where it needs to be to take the next step.

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