(05-19-2012 02:52 AM)FullMetalFalcon23 Wrote: I think we are going to see a very intense Tempo set by Sean for our defense. I think our defense is going to start seeing a Ravens level of intensity this year. Urgency is their trademark. Sean is to me a Ravens type player, tough, ful of heart, mentally strong and he plays with a sense of controlled crazy.
We may not see him celebrate every play he makes. He has respOnsibilities, but what I love about him is he doesnt need to replace Lofton. He hasn't got to come in and be Curtis. He already has the locker room respect. He has the players ears, which is something I can't say I ever audibly heard from Curtis. Yes he got players organised and commanded the Defense, but can anyone remember seeing clips of him talking through things with players on the sidelines about things they could do, or psyching them up for the next drive. Like how we see it with Matt, or with other Linebackers. I distinctly remember hearing Sean talking to the players last year against the colts. He had pretty much killed the drive by himself. Stopped the run then broke up back to back passes. Straight away he was on to his team mates talking about getting off the field.
We need that we need someone who can keep the intensity up, and get people playing above themselves. I'm not talking about wild abandon. I'm taking about intensity. That was a trademark in all of Nolan's Ds the lynch pin breeds the teams intensity. But he is also smart enough and technically sound enough to organise his team mates. Hence the respect for them is 2 fold.
Patrick Willis, Ray Lewis, Seau, Derrick Johnson and many others all guys with great physical talents. But they are/were more dangerous, thanks to their intellect and understanding of the game and what they and others need to do. I feel as though if this defense is going to work Sean keeping in the path he was on is going to be directly related to that.
just reading that give me chillls, with the talents that we have on this team, and now combine with Nolan's leadership, we could be easily be the top 10 defense.
not only that, it'll take less pressure off Matt shoulder, knowing that with the game on the line, he can trust the D to make the stop, and put the ball back to Matt's hand.
man oh man, this team gonna be fun to watch next season. the whole offseason is filled with what our fan base been wishing for!