A lot of understandable post game focus on the secondary; however I believe the most important takeaway is that we lost the trench war… that hasn’t happened for awhile. They were tougher than us on both sides of the ball. I haven’t looked at stats on this, but that’s my takeaway from the eyeball test.
Thankfully, our soft schedule should give us time to right the ship. Also, we’ve now faced 3 of the 4 best qbs we’ll see this regular season, so it will get easier going forward.
Most important takeaway is that this defense can’t stop anyone, and that the offense needs to score 30 every week to even have a chance to win. Whatever battles the OL lost absolutely pale in comparison to the disaster happening on defense.
Defensive line and now the linebackers are starting to look leaky. The secondary is a shambles. Safeties look she’ll shocked, the corners are slow and small, can’t sift through the perimeter screens and blocks.
This pass rush exacerbates the secondaries inability to play coverage.
Sherman isn’t helping this secondary. He is too damned slow.
I understand the team doesn’t want Vea and Suh out there for 90%+ of the snaps every week but in a game against an elite OL with JPP out those guys only playing half the snaps was just straight up bad coaching. I’m not surprised by the lack of pressures after seeing that.
Suh and Vea only played 52% and 51% of the snaps. Explain that to me. Those guys need to be on the field as much as they can possibly handle in a game like that.
Gholston, McClendon, and Nacho were getting blown off the line on damm near every play.
That was very curious…seemed like they were mostly playing exclusively on 3rd down. I didn’t hear any of the press conferences, anyone know if this was brought up?
Looks to me like they are trying to preserve them for later in the season and the playoffs when the games really matter. They must believe they can still win most games with them being on the field for a limited time for now. It’s the only thing that makes sense.