we returned everyone and added tons of touted recruits in the secondary and we got worse. and i think Winchester plays a big role in that
i noticed this in the rice game but i thought to point it out now…
Winchester was slow and occasionally got beat for big plays, but he had elite ball skills, if the ball was within arms length of him it wasnt getting caught. he had a few game winning PBUs to his name.
you dont realize what you have until its gone, im willing to let go an occasional big play for semi-regular 3rd down stops
and we need to re-emphasize turnovers BAD!!! there is no emphasizes on it in this defense. i dont think ive seen anyone try to undercut a route, our 2 picks for the season we lucky bounces…no one was yanking for a fumble in the last few plays, simply just trying to tackle them…
and whats strange is that our dbs regularly knew where the ball was going…the announcers themselves noted that our dbs knew where the ball was going and that there qb telegraphed his passes
but instead of undercutting they went in for big tackles…everyone one of the “jackboyz” wouldnt have gone for the tackle…all would have been looking for a pick
there isnt an emphasize anymore for turnovers… it’s evident by our staff, everyone under gibbs non stop talked about it… our new ones never do…and our main db coach isnt known for getting turnovers, but limiting yards on his best years…