Posted by cudevil on September 13, 21 at 08:14:48:
In Reply to: Is this a good team? posted by Slappy on September 11, 21 at 21:05:02:
After the first two drives, the defense allowed ~10 yards. That's good no matter who you are playing. But those first two drives were very disappointing.
All the RB's were banged up, so it hampered some of the run game, but we will be legit good in that regard.
The WR's are better than you think and you can see everything building. Wilson got himself open repeatedly. That out of bounds catch was filthy. LVBS should have had two long TD's, and was open regularly. Pearsall gets open.
It brings me around to this: JD has to be better. The decisions to run on Saturday weren't bad. The secondary had their backs turned and the OL had opened up huge passing lanes. He ripped off big chunks of yards. And I'd still have preferred he sat in the pocket to work on the passing game. He also missed LVBS on the post. Badly. If JD lifts his game, expect good things. But can he?
The other issue is the defense needs to be a bit more professional. They are seasoned as a group. They need to start fast, with appropriate attention to detail from the jump. Merlin also needs to do something, anything. He's been a ghost for two games.
If we see improvement in those two areas, it remains a 9 win team. If not, more like 7 wins.
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