Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by dobbler-33, Apr 9, 2018.
Loved it personally. Stressed tackling, communication and coverage fundementals; all critical points.
Seems like he is just the right personality the secondary needs; not a moment too soon either.
Not to be smart &$$, but isn’t that what every DB coach should say?
Still a nice interview.
They should be no question.
However, the way a coach states it is key. Sure, a defensive backs coach can say those key points for certain. However, the way in which they state it is something different; following through with it no less.
As much as I appreciated Lake, they way he enacted on those principles were... okay. I forsee a much better and bigger change from Bradley.
I never heard Lake say it , and his secondaries sucked.
I was assuming this would be "Tomlin-ish" and hollow rhetoric, but he actually said some things with substance (paraphrasing):
"I prefer man-to-man, but it's really not that complicated."
I have always thought this: Coaches exaggerate the complexity of scheming to make themselves seem smarter.
Tomlin said he hired Bradley because he wanted a teacher at DB coach, that's just what this secondary needs.
Proof will be in the pudding. I think its foolish to believe Lake didnt stress these things.
What it comes down to is teaching. We'll see if Bradley is more effective at it.
I'm hopeful but have my doubts. The real culprit is the CBA. Miss tackles is a league wide problem.
Lake had one year of coaching experience before he became our DB coach. Bradley is far and away smarter as a coach. Carnell is a smart guy and a good man but he just wasn't experienced enough. The proof will be in bringing along young players. We have a good core of them here now. We have better man players now, so we can do more.
Here is the thing, was the secondary the coach the biggest problem or is it the players? I know I'm very critical or Artie Burns, but watching him it seems he is always looking to try to jump routes and it is evident he is guessing a lot. The reason it looks that way to me is when you watch all those long pass plays, and most have happened on his side and you actually saw QBs beginning to target him.
He isn't stopping thinking a safety is taking his man, he is biting on PA looking back at the QB or he is peeling off on an inside man that is already being covered. That peeling off is him trying to cut in front of an underneath pass as the slot receiver has someone on him. It makes me wonder if it is coaching or if it is a guy freelancing, and while I like that he wants to make a play, it kind of gets the blood boiling because it hasn't worked, in fact it has lead to long 3rd down conversions and some really long TD passes.
Do you think if we see better secondary play this season, will it be from coaching, having at least 1 better safety, or something else? If we see the same issues can we call it continued poor coaching or will it just be realization that the players just aren't that good, or perhaps another problem altogether? I know 1 thing, it will be interesting to see how this plays out on the field.
If Bradley can turn Brian Allen into a legit NFL CB, that would be awesome to have a CB with that size contributing.