I would like to add my 2 cents worth on this topic. First stats do not win a game. Yes we gave up yardage, but we did not give up many points. I sat through many games in the past where Sudsy and Deke were coaching where the defence did the exact same thing as on Thursday night. When we needed them to come up big they didn't. This is not something new for the Ticats. Even when Montford was here the defence many times let the other team march down the field late in the game. It happens. We have a new OC, new QB and new receivers. It will take time for them all to get on the same page. This is game 3, relax.
My concern regarding this team is the number of stupid penalies they take. This is undiscipline playing. Discipline starts at the HC. He may look all tense on the sidelines, but with the number of penalties that the players take, he obviously doesn't back up his bark. Until the penalties are controlled this team is going to suffer. How many times are other team's drives kept alive because of selfish stupid penalties? Too many.
I say get the team under control or expect a long season.