chance of bowl: 13.6%
DB's, Tony Gibson, Adam Braithwaite
There is a long litany as to why the defensive backfield is in the shape it is in. You can't point to just one thing.
We all know the recruiting story:
'08 = Cissoko, JT Floyd, Brandon Smith
'09 = Emilien, Cam Gordon, Thomas Gordon, Justin Turner, Adrian Witty
'10 = Avery, Christian, Dorsey, Carvin Johnson, Talbott, Vinopal
We all know the attrition story:
Cissoko, Smith, Emilien, Turner, Witty, Dorsey
I can understand the scheme's GERG is forced to run (even if you disagree):
Bend but don't break/limit opportunities for DB's and LB's to be exploited one-on-one
During the Indiana game was the first time I noticed the DB's not just being exploited due to scheme, but saw issues I would account to coaching.
The question I have for the coaches and true guru's is, from what you have seen, is it time to also evaluate the capability of Tony Gibson and Adam Braithwaite as coaches?
Thanks for your insight.