The collective hand wringing about the defense is getting tiresome
CB has turned into a bunch of armchair defensive coordinators tonight. There are way too many Madden experts and Uncle Rico former HS players on here that are far more knowledgeable than the coaching staff. All of the calls for more aggression, blitzes, etc. would have been great if they had the players available to execute some of that stuff. I’m just grateful that there was enough depth to weather the storm and get the W.
By the 4th quarter, they were down to the 4th string corner from the start of the season (Jacques Wilson), who just barely returned from a serious injury, playing on the left side. They were also missing, arguably, their best two d-linemen (Batty & Mahe), and they had a completely re-shuffled linebacker group who were clearly learning on the job in new positions. Sounds like a perfect recipe for an aggressive blitzing package with lots of man press coverage. 🙄
I trust that the coaches understand the personnel on the team, and their capabilities, a lot better than any of us do. Nobody thought that we would be 4-0 at this point, yet here we are. At least try to enjoy it without making everyone miserable.