I get the impression that we are just a couple of players away from having an elite defensive unit. Unfortunately the players we need all reside in our secondary and if the secondary is a weak link, it makes it harder for the front 7. We simply have to address that position in the off-season and then we could see this unit come together to be something very special.
However lets dive straight in to our defensive snap counts:
|Player||Position||Snap Counts||Percentage of Plays|
Really not a great deal to notice here. Obviously the slot corner plays as much as the offensive unit sets up, but 32% from a former first round selection. I think we can agree now that perhaps that wasn't the best selection. Quinton Coples rose from 70% against the Packers to 82% here and he looks as though he's becoming more comfortable at the position.
Darrin Walls and Antonio Allen having to play 100% of the snaps is never a good thing.