To preface this, I am a novice when it comes to my understanding of football even though I have been a fan of the sport for over twenty years. After watching the first few games and listening to the various opinions as to what is going on with our defense I wanted to get some input from people I think actually know the sport so I can form a more educated opinion.
I guess to be clear, I would really like input from guys like Sharik, Magnus, the other Brian and Brian himself. I welcome any input from people on the blog, but I am particularly interested in what these guys think.
What I am struggling with is whether the issues we are having on D are really a lack of experience and talent or if there is more to it (in your opinions)? I guess when I look at it I don't see that huge lack of expereince that most here describe (except in the secondary). I do see a lack of talent at some positions though.
What I am asking is what you think it is? Is it scheme, talent deficit, lack of experience, poor coaching? I don't want to start a shit storm, I just want to know what people who are far smarter than me when it comes to football think about the situation.
I also wonder if we are playing the 3-3-5 as a result of the players we have and would change if we got more bodies at various positions or if we are actually recruiting people to fit into a 3-3-5 defense? I kind of thought we went with it because of the players we had originally with the intent to change it once we got some new recruits in but I am starting to wonder now.
Anyway, these are my questions and I hope you all can help me out with them. Thanks.