Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
We're adequate with a lineup of RJF--Sopo--RayMac for our base D and then Aldon--RJF--RayMac--Brooks for our Nickel.
Justin's awesome and is an upgrade to RJF, but I think it is silly to blame our recent failures so much on the loss of Justin. Just talking defense on this for now... Aldon was either lazy, tired, or undisciplined in the run game, and that goes for our ILBs as well. Was one of those games that you just shake your head at and know that your team was out-coached.. out-hustled.. out-muscled.. just not bringing their best. There are various other issues going on with this team that have caused us trouble. In other words.. I really think that even with Justin last week, the Hawks would have beaten us soundly anyway.
No we are not, Aldon has been without a sack in this line up, and we have given up 170+ yards rushing in 6 quarters of football! We needed depth at DE and we drafted poorly, and now we pay the price! The offense will have to carry us, we will be in boat races and track meets from here on out! Unless Lord Fangio can come up with a better line up than what we have seen lately. Perhaps, Soap and Mac as DE and Williams at NT? With a steady rotation to keep legs fresh...I don't know the answer, but I hope like hell the coaches figure this out...quick, or it will be a short post season!