On offense, our O Line put up a great fight against a fantastic Rider pass rush, but our play calling (no QB roll outs, no running game) put them in a no win situation. Part of the problem, also, is the lack of chemistry between Collaros and some new receivers (ex. Saunders looked good, but only later in the game, when Collaros started to develop some chemistry with him). Also, Collaros needs to release the ball quicker/make quicker decisions (Glenn did much better in these two areas tonight than Collaros).
On D, our young DB's did a good job of keeping us in there for much of the game (Leonard really impressed me), but we will obviously be better when Emanuel Davis and Kanneh are back (I hope Butler returns, too...we are missing his versatility). Our pass rush/blitz packages were aggressive, but were negated by Glenn's quick release. I really like Will Hill, but after grabbing a ref by the collar (AFTER taking an UR penalty) will Austin show him the door?
I think our team features so many new, young starters, that it will take us some time to gel. TSN showed our DB's in the locker room at halftime, and there was very little conversation between them. That will improve as they grow together as a team.
I think we will be hard pressed to win the next three games, but may turn it around some time after that.