All right lets start off with the worse first.
The team came out so bad on both sides of the ball in the first quarter it looked like it was going to be another blow out.
Defensively they can not stop a run to save their souls. Reilly, Bell killed us running the ball. No contain on Reilly so
many times and we got burned every time. Simply cannot get the big stop when needed and still too many stupid penalties to keep drives going.
Offensively, the O line simply has to get better period. Injuries are a reason but still the guys we have in need to get their act together. Durant was getting hammered in the first half and nearly was killed going for that first down. In the second half they went to more max protection and Durant actually could look for passes deeper then 5 yards. Some good play by Rosie and that is really all he has. Holley looks like he has potential but he has to make those catches. That drop after the short kickoff to a wide open Holley that would have been an easy td and it hits the turf. Now he did show some signs of still being a good player but he needs to make those catches.
As I said too many stupid penalties and our play calling on offense in the first half was brutal. We need to start the games far better and quit spotting teams 10 plus point leads before we decide to wake up.
Lawrence on the kicks is a fail. Yes he had one good run as a back but after the half and he gets the kick, takes to steps and stops, next thing is he is nailed at the 13 yard line. That is pure garbage. they simply need to be better on kicks and punts.
The Good: Hard to find much out of a loss but it was at least good to see the team not mail it in after the first half. I was as I said that they made adjustments especially on offense in the 3rd quarter. The D did play far better also but again couldn't get the crucial stop when it was so needed. Still some positives in Reilly only had 44 yards passing in the second half. That is something.
Durant looked far better in the second and if he ever gets some protection he could do some damage. No picks and over 300 yards passing (more then Reilly by the way) so obviously he shook the bad results of the Hamilton game.
I guess it was a moral victory at best.