I don’t think it was the problem …The injuries killed us , Hand & Daniels in particular were HUGE to this Defense, also the learning curve steep , Zero continuity on the D-Line , gap integrity was shit . Overall talent level not on par with what is needed to make it a success .
The offense needs to be addressed , Stafford needs to stay healthy …
In order for this Defensive system to truly work the offense has to be very, very good and score early and often and then slow it down . You need leads to force the other team to get inpatient and force something , the Defense is designed to make the offense have to nickel and dime it’s way down the field.
Yards given up is a given in this Defense , you cant have the running game avg 5 yards a carry and also be able to Nickel and dime you in the passing game … Stopping the run and being dominant at it is a key .
I do not think for one second the Defense is changing as far as system goes a guy will be brought in that will do exactly what Patricia wants. Brendan Daly I think is the target for DC