Keith Brooking is coming off Surgery right? So he is supposed to be a step slower, right? No, I haven't seen him making the plays...But when Jason Williams has been out there (Mostly in Preseason), I didn't see it from him either, nor from Sean Lee. I personally think everyone is too hyped on Jason Williams and his "raw skills", Brooking is obviously getting old and everyone wants to say that when a Vet isn't as good as he was that it is because he is "Shot." I don't see this as the case.......
The reason that Brooking and even Marion Barber are looking "shot" is because of the Vanilla brand of football we play. I mean before you take a look at everyone else you have to look at yourself. How would you gameplan against us? That tells a story right there.
I would blitz the heck out of us because we don't have an O-Line that can stop it, gone are the days of Larry Allen and Flozell being able to anchor a side of the line. Ya, your going to get beat if you blitz us, but at the same time, Romo isn't that good in pressure situations....Look at his track record if you don't believe me...I would even put eight in the box most of the time and let the outside guys worry about the screens and swings that are sure to come every third or fourth play while being able to stop any form of a running game we try. (Look what teams do, pretty much blitz us, stop the swings and stack the box on downs where we tend to run more)
If I ran an offense against us I would attack our weak points....I would pass on us all day and night....We don't get enough pressure on a QB....Everyone pause for a moment and think about the Days of Jim Johnson and the Eagles against us, I remember being amazed at all of the exotic blitzes he ran... Then flash back to real time, our blitzes are comprised of Demarcus Ware or Anthony Spencer rushing and trying to beat a Tackle, sometimes we send both (The equivalent of a 1 man blitz in the 4-3, also the same number of guys that are blocking), every now and then we will send a middle backer or a safety but we are too afraid of getting beat deep. What we need from this defense to make EVERYONE, not just Brooking into a better player, is to Blitz early and often....Look what the Giants did to Jay Cutler and the Bears, I mean let's be honest here, we wouldn't have come close, we are playing a Vanilla Defense. (I don't care who your QB is, if you have all day in the Pocket to find an open guy, in zone or in man, your going to find him. If your a Running Back looking for a lane and no one is blitzing there is obviously going to be a gap betwen the center and either guard because well there is no down lineman there.)
Again my 2 cents feel free to refute