Re: Besides Watt, D-line simply just not getting done this year
Secondly, we need to realize that it always take a little longer for the outside pass rush to get to the QB.
With JJo not playing up to par or missing game/plays here and there and McCain a mere shell of himself, it's harder on the edge rushers.
On top of that, the coverage on the second level is not as good as last year with Mecco and Cushing.
Also, with Cushing as The Enforcer, the QB would get a hit here or there, or the pass protection needs to account for him more than with any of the current LB that we have.
Every little thing adds up.