We will find out more about Wilks this week.
Adjustments will be needed. Smith, Thomas and Vernon are the DE's If Vernon can play.
Lawrence will have to play for Ogunjobi.
But more importantly Wilks will have to make some changes.
He will have to blitz more because we will not get the pressure from the front four like we did with Myles.
The DB's will be asked to cover longer. Again pressure related.
What we do at linebacker most likely will change some as well. On run downs maybe a true 4-3 with different looks on different downs and distance.
Losing a player of Myles's caliber is not an easy fix. Richardson and Vernon are experienced players they will be called on to do more.
This will be a stern test for Wilks.
Next man up is... Steve Wilks.
Just watched the Miami - Buffalo game from Sunday. FitzMagic throws his wand to the ground
at the first sign of pressure.
I've argued for more blitzing all season. Yet, I understood the philosophy of creating pressure up front with one of the best players, and lines, in the league. At the end of the day, that philosophy is "playing it safe"... And playing it safe doesn't translate to a championship caliber defense. Not in any alternate universe would "losing Myles" make you a better team, but in this one, because the line is still plenty "stout", it may actually be a blessing in disguise if we can create more havoc and turnovers.