Man…once this secondary comes together this should be a pretty solid D…Francis made a few mistakes in there but also showed well a few times…I would still like to see Campbell in there…they needed to mix in some more man under.
Riders may not have scored a sack against one of the more mobile QBs and better OLs in the league…but Reilly had heat on him a fair bit that forced some decisions…comparing pressure the Riders won the battle anyways…
they gave up less on the ground than I thought they would…yes, some nice runs there, but they also put them in 2nd and long a fair bit
The undersized DT showed in short yardage…DL was dominated in those situations
Caps does not fit a 3 man front super well…still looks good with a 4, but he is more of a make a move guy than a bull through type…that is less effective on a 3-man front
O looked pretty good…too slow to adjust in the 3rd which hurt them a lot…but they did adjust…so that is a good sign. Something I mentioned after the last game was turning some of the quick hitters into more slants and such…they did a lot of that and it really seemed to help
Was starting to think Chambers/DD chemistry was going to be a total bust…but they got on the same page in the 2nd half…which is obviously pretty important…had they been clicking in the first half this game may have been over after 30
Was high on Collins through camp up to date…really glad he is justifying that…seems like he is going to be everything I was hoping for and then some.
Cox looked much improved…he could be a staple in the D if he continues progressing…
the last play…really torn on…almost every time I like the call…but the short yardage has been absolutely stunningly horrid…and a lot of that is on Clark…probably should have kicked…hate the empty backfield look on it…seems nobody keeps a player back there…I don’t get it. What pissed me off was at the end of regulation giving up so much room on the sideline…fine…do that over the middle…play back…you need to protect the sidelines though. I get it…prevent D…let stuff go underneath…but yikes…keep 2 ways back and then just play a little soft man on everyone else to take away the edges…but at lease Jones owned up to it after and said the calls at the end were mistakes…live and learn I guess
They gotta do something about Clark…he has been a liability in both games snapping wise…move him to G and put someone else in the middle…brutal
Missed convert = massive
Refs had a good game…only beef was some of the spotting…both ways…hope they rewatch and clean that up