Originally posted by NCommand:Originally posted by jreff22:
Way too much cushion for the CB's
Roman doesn't need to be here....R Smith you have my vote
Pass rush needs major improvement
Run D needs to clog faster and get to the ball
McKillop needs work but looks the part
Hudson should be on the final 53
Did we play it safe today.....I think so
We played good but improvement can be made with the current personnel
WE NEED TO STOP GIVING AWAY 3RD DOWNS!!
Yeah, this was our ode to Nolan...super vanilla defense, predictable, unimaginative, reactive, conservative and if not for the individual plays (INT's), we could have been down big time. The opposition racked up huge TOP and keeping drives alive. 3rd down defense was pathetic again and we continued to rely on the secondary to get any pressure on the QB (and we still couldn't). Again, short yardage defense is very weak.
Brooks looks explosive and for all the talk of him not having motivation, he hustled his ass off today and did a nice job of causing an INT, containing his edge and hustling down field to make tackles. He looks the part at OLB so far. Harris looked solid too.
Scott is Derek Smith 2.0. Enough said. That was Singletary's pick.
Lawson, once again, over ran a play that resulted in big yardage though he made a nice play recovering.
Defense overall looked very slow.
D-line was dominated including Smith and the rest of the starters. We severely lack a NT (again)...huge runs inside and off tackle.
And to add insult to injury, Nolan's defense looked aggressive. WTF? Haha.
Let's keep perspective - it's only pre-season but it sure does look identical to the defense we've run for years with the same exact problems d/t ignoring the NT, LDE & OLB positions (e.g. front 7).
I miss the hybrid LMAO
I didn't think the d looked too bad considering our top pass rusher and best player on defense were both out.