Dion Waiters is going to opt out and get paid. The question is whether Miami is going to pay him. Chris Bosh’s contract will likely come off the books this summer as well.
That gives Miami a lot of money to play around with when free agency strikes. Justice Winslow was ruled out for the season after he tore the labrum in his right shoulder in January. The Heat need another option at the forward spot, and Jayson Tatum is a versatile scorer who impressed in one season at Duke. He is adept at knocking down the corner three and a spot on the floor highlighted in Erik Spoelstra’s offense.
Brendan Kennedy at Packers blog Acme Packing Company breaks down the problems with the defense.
People like to cite (1) Dom Capers’ schematic deficiencies or (2) that he thought the read-option was what happens when you hit the Closed Captioning button on your TV as some of the reasons why the defense has come up short. The fact is, he’s not the one failing to wrap up or getting his ankles shattered by a juke move. Basic tackling fundamentals can certainly be coached and all, but it also begs the question – just why are paid professionals more than halfway through the season still in need of entry-level job training?
And therein lies an even more critical question for the Packers – if it’s not a matter of scheme or an abundance of injuries (aside from Clay Matthews), is it possible the personnel the Packers have on defense just aren’t very good? It’s a question that Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson must’ve at least considered by now.
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