Ok, without getting all pissy and defensive, I have supported Fickell and defended him against everyone who said he should be fired. I criticized the players over the coaches everytime because the scheme worked with our past teams. I never called for Fickell's head or Meyer's head or any other coach's job because I believe it is the fact that we don't have as much talent on the team as we did 3 years ago ro 4 years ago. Now, though I supported Fickell doesn't mean he hasn't done anything wrong. My problem with Fickell is not his scheme but his inability to make adjustments to the scheme based on the players in the system. That is what separates great coaches from good coaches.
And, to compare Solomon Thomas dropping back in coverage to Noah Spence dropping back in coverage is pretty funny. Solomon Thomas was our backup linemen and wasn't as important to the pass rush as Spence. Spence is pass rusher and maybe one of three players on our defensive line that could consistently cause presser on quarterbacks. Now, when you drop him back in coverage, we are relying one only Joey Bosa and Michael Bennett alone to get to the quarterback. And I don't care who you have back there throwing the ball, if you give a quarterback enough time and protection he can pick apart any zone defense.