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Old 10-11-2004   #1
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Default Defensive hole!

Man, the game on sunday was painful and the fans got what their hard earned dollars paid for, but the defense has got to do better. For the first time in 3 years, we can really say the offense is keeping us in every game, with the defense failing to add anything to the pot. Did they have a few strong stops yesterday, yes, but if you don't get off the field on 3rd down, at least 50% of the time, it's going to be a long day. No team can play at the pace the TExans did on sunday, and the defense has to allow the offense time to control the clock. Come On! 18 total plays in the first half! That's 1st year stuff, because we were inadequate offensively, but the vikes had 42 plays, which put us behind the eight ball immediately! Safety continues to be where we struggle. I love Dante Robinson, and he's going to be our future shut-down corner, but I'm starting to doubt if we went in the wrong direction in the draft, solely on the "great safety experiment" not panning out! Take away the big heart-felt 101 yard interception return, and the guy has not made a solid transition. Coleman looks out of position on alot of plays and the secondary seems lost as a whole. If you know football, that is the safeties fault! He's the QB of the defense and it hasn't looked good! I'm going to be optimistic and say this team will rebound next week & after the bye week to make a run at the playoffs, but unless the safety play gets better, 7-9 or 8-8 is as high as we can go, solely on offensive shutouts!
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