- Nov 17, 2017
Definitely understand where you're coming from but a poster that coaches DB's said they're being taught technique properly. Said if they're in phase with the receiver they turn their heads but if they're not they play the receivers hands. For the most part, that's how our corners and nickels/star play. Our scheme in the secondary isn't good so imo it probably makes our DB's look even worse than they probably are. The best gameplan and execution I've seen from them was against A&M. Looked like we played man coverage most of that game too.I don’t think it’s that simple. Talent and scheme have to be considered. Hell even the Dline needs to be considered. Hadden looked really solid outside of one idiot play vs Florida. Hell the whole secondary looked “better”. Still not where I want them to be but whatever. My sole issue with Martinez is the player’s not getting their head around in coverage enough. A lot of the other is the scheme we’re in and that’s on Banks.
To be completely fair I still don’t think we have the players we need at every position and the depth we need. As long as Heupel and company keep improving in recruiting and performance I’m good with it. Offense regressed this year, I think the defense took a step forwards before injuries got us.