Originally Posted by SaintsMan
The Bills play a lot of man coverage. Greer has excelled while playing man.
Payton offered some of his own money to get Greg Williams hired as DC. We spent last years first on a defensive player, this years first will most likely be a D player and we did lock up Vilma long term. I don't get this "disregard for the defense"?
I didn't say disregard for the defense. From what you have told me, it sounds like it's going to improve with your new DC. I said it's still a mess and the primary reason seems to be the lack of pressure from both of your ends. If Williams can fix that problem then great. And if you draft more defensive help, then it's a step in the right direction.
However, disregarding the problems with the defense, there is still the issue with Payton as a playcaller. I think he loves airing it too much. Maybe the problem is that your line isn't as good at run blocking. However, even during the 2006 season when the rushing yards were decent under Payton, he still seemed to ignore it during crucial games. The problem with passing it so much is that it puts too much pressure on Brees. No QB can pass that much without making costly mistakes that hurt the team.