They could be worse. I actually like the Kelly Green color, but there's too much green. If they kept the stripe on the shoulder the same shade of green and just let them wear white pants with kelly green stripes, i think the unis would be pretty awesome.
I would send a lot of blitzes right up the middle of their o-line. I've seen Brady so many times this year just sit in the pocket and hit receivers on short routes across the middle. Blitz him right up the middle and force him to scramble left or right and de-sync his timing. Put Revis on Edelman, Double Gronk, and let Brady try to beat you with anyone else; he might, but it won't be easy and it won't lead to fast scoring drives. It might take the Patriots 8 minutes to get down the field.
We're actually probably best in both rushing and pass defense. Titans are technically #1 in fewest pass yards allowed but that is only because everyone is running right over them so they don't need to pass against the Titans (Titans ranked 28th against run). Same is true with rush defense; Atlanta and Giants are ranked ahead of us but that's only because they have no pass defense, they're ranked 28th and 30th respectively. It's very rare to see a defense be top 5 in both rush and pass defense. TL;DR: we are the best defense this year.
That was the one thing I was disappointed with on defense, we needed to get more pressure and more sacks with our D-Line, especially with Sheldon back. But on the brighter side, the rush defense was insane today, we were already ranked 8th in the league in fewest rushing yards allowed, and today the Redskins had 34, yes THIRTY-FOUR net rushing yards. This huge performance is putting us top 5 in rush defense, we will already be #1 in pass defense based on how McCown and Tannehill played against Denver and Tennessee.
I was looking at the stats from other games and comparing them to other teams' rankings and by the end of today we will have the #1 Defense in fewest yards allowed per game, #1 in fewest points allowed, #1 in fewest pass yards allowed, and likely top 5, potentially top 3 in fewest rushing yards allowed per game. This may the best defense we've had in our entire franchise's history.
Rex is a great defensive mind, we know this. I just think one of his major flaws was refusing to tailor his system to his players. His system always came first no matter what. I remember the first game of the 2010 season how he hung Kyle Wilson in his first game out to dry putting him in solo coverage for pretty much the entire game. If you all remember that game Wilson got taken to school, flags called on him, etc but Rex didn't give him any relief if I recall. And last season with Pryor. Calvin was playing out of his natural position all year, he looked like an invisible man week after week. But now I notice Pryor every week making some great tackles and plays. It was hard to believe he only got his first interception this year.
I hope the NFL does nothing. I'm getting tired of the NFL's disciplinary policy. Does any other business operate like this? Where they tack on to legal penalties with penalties of their own? It's getting ridiculous how the NFL is trying to set up their own parallel justice system. If I were in charge my policy would simply be "that's a legal matter to be handled by the state" whenever a player gets into trouble. As long as they are under contract, they will play in order to get paid. FREE SHELDON!
Top things that pissed me off about today's game: 1 The Referees: Those two huge pass interference penalties that gifted Miami a TD, both of those balls were uncatchable and there was barely any contact. The calls reeked of the NFL whispering to the refs to call a tighter game to make it more competitive for the London audience. 2 Devin Smith: It seems like he is running completely incoherent routes because he and Fitz are clearly not on the same page. Also that Fitz interception play.. it looked like Smith flopped in order to try and get a call rather than fight for the ball and tackle the CB after the pick. 3: Special Teams: Punt it out of bounds! Jarvis Landry had a field day when it came to returns, it felt like he could score every time. Just punt it out of bounds! The punt coverage team worries me a lot, I don't have much confidence in them. Also, why can't we just kick out the back of the end zone on kickoffs? Is Folk not strong enough? Make them go 80 yards every time. When we let them return it, we are only pushing them back 10 yards or less, and more often than not they get past the 20 or we risk a long return.