Originally Posted by Tailgate
Barring injuries, this Defense will only get better as the year goes on. Reed comes around, Mays and Swearinger will get more experience, and Cushing should get better further removed from ACL.
A key still is Mercilus. If this guy breaks out, lookout. Another is possibly seeing more zone packages rolled out for high octane teams.
In a 3-4 defense we don't have the outside linebacker than can put up the big numbers we need. Reed has dropped off, Mercilus.. not a proven factor yet, and we rely on Watt..
Not good, we really need someone else to step up and be a 10 sack a year guy.