The upgrade started with Klink leaving. These guys did not want to play hard for that robot.I hate to sound nasty, but Lito's place with this team is hopefully on the bench. With Griffin gone for the year, he's getting playing time, but he's just not that good a player.
Allen and Cook are both young, and they're going to make their mistakes, but I do think that at least Cook has an opportunity to get better; Allen I'm not so sure about. But Sheppard is a known quantity, and his best years as a CB are behind him. Maybe he could step in at safety?
Bottom line here is this team needs a better pass rush, and better ball-hawking at the safety position. Our safties never seem to be around the ball, and Winfield is the only guy in the secondary that doesn't get beat on a regular basis. It makes me wonder if the defensive backfield coaching doesn't need an upgrade.
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