Originally posted by Ninefan56:
Sounds like Lawson got some consistent pressure, and Haralson and Smith played well. How did Franklin and Sopoaga play? How did Spencer, Clements and Brown/Bly play? Any sightings from Goldson and R. Smith in the backfield?
We played the NFL's top offense from last year.
The ENTIRE defense played well and looked good.
Some will complain about Clements, but he played well too.
When our defense is rested, we look like a top 5 defense.
We got GREAT pressure from Haralson, especially in the first half. Levi Brown could not block him.
Smith got great pressure in the second half.
Lawson got steady pressure all day too, which is HUGE for us. He wasn't as good as the other two, but he is certainly an asset, and has a chance to find a groove.
Goldson must have played well, because his name was not called down the field very often. He made some tackles at the line of scrimmage too. He will be good.
Oh ya, Spencer lined up against Fitz most of the day, and was PHENOMENAL.
Spencer and Haralson deserve the game balls for the defense today.