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Old 01-30-2011, 11:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Even when we had Antonio and Charles, there was not a consistently good defense based on communication and help. There was many a game where they didn't stand a chance due to Vince's disinterest and a lack of depth defensively. JYD was not a good defender at all. Alvin and Chris Childs brought some of the best defense that I remember. The playoff run where they beat the Knicks and took Philly to the wire , was probably the best stretch of real defense this team has ever committed to. Outside of that, it's really not been something that could ever be counted on.

KO had a stretch where he had everyone buying into it. I mostly remember him yelling at Vince full blast, to "get the fuck back" whenever he was slow to get up off the floor after an off-balance layup or shot. Vince loved being on the floor, but never got floor burns. But KO did manage to light a flame under his ass to the point where it really made a difference. If he could have played like that earlier, and had there had been good communication, the Vince era could have seen much more success.
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