Sarlacc83 wrote:Some of those Holmgren years had really depressing defensive stats, didn't they? Puts into perspective Carroll's philosophies on football.
And usually any glaring weakness remained that way for an entire season with Holmgrens team. That's why I still cringe when, for example, we have a game were we get pushed around and owned against the run. But this team goes to work between games and 'presto' manages to fix the problem.
I gotta tell ya that, because if this team's past, it was unsettling when we couldn't stop the run for two games in a row. Even Atlanta had good YPC against us, but were forced play from behind, so the total yards looked much more acceptable. That's why Adrian's YPC was such a relief.
We will probably continue the be a liabilty against power running games to an extent, because we use so many light and speedy guys and non-stop motor tweeners. Thats why the return of the OL and Percy Harvin comes at an ideal time. We are much better at playing with a lead against the ground and pound teams.