(11-29-2010 02:09 PM)g-dawg Wrote: it seems to me that we are bend-don't-break type of defense by design......every single play almost the corners line up 10yds off the line of scrimmage. Doing that means you are basically conceding the 5-8 yard passes to the opponents where teams have decent QBs.
I think BVG wants to be more aggressive but just does not have the defensive ends to do so. Right now until the pass rush gets significantly better we will continue to try and win games the way we are now. Control the clock and play keep away on offense and bend-don't-break offense.
At this point, Julius Peppers and Jared Allen are not walking onto the field at Flowery Branch. Abe is hurt and other guys are pedestrian rushing passer. Bierrman has been somewhat of a disappointment this year - thought we would get more sacks/hurries out of him.
Look for Falcons to address Defensive End in the draft in 2011. maybe in free agency as well.
It seems like our ends need to both be 100% in order to be effective. What is wrong with Biermann? I doubt we will sign a free agent. There isn't one out there worth looking at. First round pick most likely.