02 Sep 2005
I think this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune brings up something that people often forget when discussing preseason results. Yes, the Chargers defense seems to be struggling in the preseason, but there is no game planning. Nobody schemes the opposing quarterback, nobody studies film tendencies, they just throw guys out there and run vanilla strategies to see how they look on the field. I think this is a big reason why the Patriots, for example, tend to struggle in the preseason -- a lot of their success is based on strategy and execution, not being bigger and faster than the other guys.
15 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 10:37pm by Pat
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.