Walker has looked decent at times for sure. And I actually like Turnage. I don't think he'd ever start at a place like Alabama or Georgia, but that is basically the same as saying he's not a day 1 draft pick. Pretty lofty standards. I think we can win with him at one of the corner spots but on the other side of the field we need one of those day 1 draft pick kind of guys. Most great defenses have one.
Bottom line in my argument is that we are not anywhere near the bottom of the Nation in DB talent but the bottom of the Nation in pass defense. I think part of that could be scheme and we still don’t get consistent pressure from the front 4. Banks is the common denominator. We’ll see.
For all you that argue that coaches and former players evaluate coaches better. That is true but they get it wrong all the time. It’s why we see firings ALL the time. Look at the rumor of the new USCe OC. Literally has the worst history of any OC in NFL history but looks like Beamer is hiring him and their prodigal son Conner Shaw is endorsing him on Twitter.
You see the same fans telling other fans “you think your know more”. No, but we can be critical and skeptical. I saw the same fans saying he endorsed some previous OC that sucked at USCe. Also, don’t forget that Peyton endorsed Butch, Pruitt and even Shiano, 😂