Sunday, October 23, 2005
Monty: Chicks Dig The Longball
HEY MONTY, LET'S MAKE A DEAL:
Asked to identify the No. 1 problem with New England's defense, Beisel -- without hesitation -- said 'stopping the long ball,' in reference to the secondary, which has given up a number of big plays through the first six weeks. Beisel also absolved the run defense of any blame.
"I don't know what (people think) the problem is with the run defense. I thought we've been playing the run pretty well,' Beisel said. 'Obviously, we gave up the long (68-yard Tatum Bell) run (against Denver), but as inside linebackers and outside linebackers, we can't stop the 70-yard pass, so someone has got to be responsible."
"Teams are going to run the ball, and they're going to continue to run the ball. Teams are going to get yards. They're getting paid to combat what we're doing, but when it gets down to a long down situation, or when they're going to throw the ball down the field, we're not making plays."