Distribution of Playing Time on Defense....

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  1. DavidL

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    This guy makes a good case for giving Peppers fewer snaps and CornWash more. The stat on Bush's running yardage in second half is a good indicator that Tucker is not managing playing time. As I have been saying for weeks, if all our DL is playing poorly (which they are), then let's have an "all hands on deck" rotation so that these guys are not exhausted in 4Q when opponent is making their final game-winning scoring drive (read: Redskins and Lions)...

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/20...ars-snap-count-breakdown-vs-the-detroit-lions
     
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    If he's saying Pepp less and Corn more, then he's not making a good case. Corn got a whopping 1 sack yesterday in backup role playing....I'll take everything Peppers does that isn't stat related over Corn doing 1 thing an entire game.
     
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    Here's what they posted about Bass...

    "Waddle was matched up against rookie seventh-round pick David Bass for most of the game and utterly dominated him. The right tackle didn’t allow a single pressure and showed great power in the running game. Two games don’t make a season, but Waddle is off to the best start of any rookie tackle in the NFL so far."

    That's about how I saw it. For both of them, if they are not getting to the QB and they aren't making tackles, then whatever you mean by "not stat-related" can't count for much. I commented last week that Peppers is not hustling to the whistle on every play. After reading this article, i think I know why. At age 33 and knowing they are going to leave him on the field for nearly every snap, he "paces" himself like a boxer going 15 rounds. CornWash was only on the field for 6 snaps, but he made two good moves and hustled to the whistle on every play. When Ratliff is ready to play, the Bears would have a better defense if Peppers, McClellin, Woottton, CornWash, and Bass all got some playing time at DE so that each could play "all out" effort on EVERY snap. Are we getting that now for four quarters, or are these guys playing 92% of the snaps tiring from the long, sustained drives against, as Bears give up more yardage than nearly any team in the NFL?
     
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    You're really taking this too far with the Washington talk. The defense played well Sunday, and has been showing improvements since the second half of the Packers game, and if Washington isn't getting the snaps now, he's not going to get them later, BECAUSE HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO GET ON THE FIELD WITH REGULARITY.
     
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    ^^^^end of discussion
     
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    Maybe more fiber would help?
     
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    Nah, it'll take about 3-4 more injures...
     
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    Okay, we disagree on CornWash. I am not convinced he would play worse than Bass, for example. But the proof will only come if they let him play more than 4-6 snaps per game.

    Moving on, do you disagree with his point that Peppers should not play every snap? Do you see him "dogging it" at times? I do. Do you see teams running the ball on our DE's at will? I do.
     
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    Um, Peppers is our best defensive lineman. Unless there was a player of Wooton's caliber playing behind him, there's no sense in benching him for any period of time.
     
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    If your argument is that he "wouldn't play worse" instead of "he will play better" than you might want to rethink your argument.
     
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