djbrough Posted November 13, 2017 Share Posted November 13, 2017 Great win today. I want to watch the tape again, but here are a few thoughts about the game. Let's get the obvious out of the way. Clayborn did his job. He took advantage of an obvious huckleberry. He might get another chance to do the same this Sunday. Our LB's had their best game of the year. Campbell is turning into a monster, and DJ lived in the Cowboy backfield. This leads me to point 3. Rubin and Upshaw have lifted the play of the D-Line. Upshaw is a high-level edge setter in the base defense. Rubin doesn't move backward. They are keeping our LB's from getting covered up by O-linemen. Ricardo Allen is looking better week by week. His anticipation is improving. Our strength is man-cover defense. We are not a good zone defense yet. We have the speed, but the anticipation is not there. Our tackling was greatly improved today. Takk is improving every week and continually finds himself around the ball. Once he improves his hand usage, there will be **** to pay. Schweitzer is still having troubles as a pass blocker, but he's a bull in the run game. He will continue to get better as the season goes along. The tests by pro-bowl level DT's will help him in a playoff push. We finally saw some stretch zone concepts in the second half of yesterday's game. We need to continue to use our RB's speed to establish it. It makes our play action that more dangerous. We still have too many drops I'm annoyed with Andre Roberts' decision making in the punt return game. We play the mercy rule too much. I'd like to see us take the New England route and keep the pressure on (even with backups). No MERCY! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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