Reading through this thread I believe there are legitimate points on BOTH sides of the debate.
It's my belief that SOME is scheme and putting players in a position to excel. Allowing a player to make plays at what he does best while hiding what he doesn't do very well. Additionally, Michael Huff was a HIGH first round draft pick and at times has shown "flashes" of it for lack of a better term. But I don't think anybody will mistake him for Ed Reed! As pointed out previously there has been players that have looked good in the scheme we have been running for sometime.
Huff on the other hand has had many a game where he disappeared, whiffed tackles etc. Sorry, but shouldn't he know how to tackle by now? Can't blame the scheme or coaches on that one.
The couple of things I did take away from the interview is Huff sounds excited to be in a different defense. The old scheme was as vanilla as vanilla gets. I recall one player from another team that was interviewed a couple years back. He stated (paraphrasing here)... "I had a hard time staying awake watching film of the Raiders defense. Every play it was the same thing over and over. Single high safety with man corners and four rushers."
The other thing I took away from the interview is Huff has really stuck his foot in his mouth. He's REALLY up against it now!!! If he DOES NOT PLAY like one of the best safety's in the entire NFL he's going to be looking pretty stupid.
May the games begin!