Maybe someone should of said hell with the scheme, I'm going to blitz the hell out of them the rest of the game because I'm in a lose-lose situation, but if the Lions where able to get the ball out then fans would be complaining about that too.
And when in lose-lose situations, Barry tends to go with the conservative option. Which some don't like.
But in the NFC Championship game, former DC Mike Pettine went with the aggressive option against the Bucs and everyone remembers CB King giving up a TD before half.
(Which I still blame S Redmond, as one one side you have Alexander one on one, on the other side, you have King in a one on one, and you choose the middle option, joining Amos and another (maybe a LB) in triple teaming the extremely covered TE? Why? Alexander (and Savage shallow on the RB) should of been the only one on ones, how did you not realize King was the obvious choice to help? Also Redmond dropped like 3 INTs that Brady threw straight to him, though the sun was a factor, but missing 3 in a single game? Come'n Man!)
So the defensive play caller really is in a lose-lose situation if the players can't execute BETTER (not equal, but better) than the offense, as the rules already favor the offense giving them an edge.
But again, if you get rid of Barry, does LaFleaur get rid of the scheme? If no, the new DC is in the same exact position unless you get him some dominant DTs.
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