I think they need to draft a new head coach and defensive coordinator before making any more personnel decisions. Is this team really as weak at OL, DL, S, and ILB as it appears? Or is there a problem with the overall intensity that shows up mostly in the trenches? OL and DL were a strength under Schotty. And with a more aggressive defensive philosophy would the defense suddenly tighten up? Whenever Cottrell starts feeling the heat from fans and media he blitzes more. Lo and behold, in those games the Chargers tend to dominate again. Which is no great surprise, because that's what the guys on this defense were drafted for. Unfortunately, as soon as he feels secure, he reverts to the old bend but don't break uber soft zone crap that just doesn't work with these players unless they're getting a lot of turnovers. Hell, it probably wouldn't work with any players. The Jets fans hated him for the same reasons we do - poor tackling, no pressure, DBs giving the WRs 10 yards off the line, etc...
Last edited by UncleHulka : 10-25-2008 at 04:50 PM.