I am super-unimpressed with D’nofrio as a DC.
Coogs past DCs have made a living the last 10 years playing High Pressure D.
And it has been EXTREMELY effective.
Today we get up 21-0 and we line our Cornerbacks up 10 yards back and the safeties 15 yards back.
So their QB throws down the LOS or quick slants and it is 5 yards before our DBs even make contact. And it takes the DL out of the game because the QB doesn’t ever have to hold the ball. It’s just snap and throw.
After getting TORChED for 202 second quarter yards you think we might try to press their receivers with our DBs…but NOOOOOO. We just sit back and let them do “pitch and catch” for another 150+ yards in the 3rd quarter.
One drive they had 1st and 15 we times and converted them all. Until the pick-6 this game had the feeling of Memphis where we did NOTHING to make the QB go to a secondary receiver.
Bend, but don’t break works against 2-6 teams, but not 6-2 teams. D’nofrio better learn to coach D. We were far more talented and we let them light our D up.
Major props to the O and Kings…kid can seriously PLAY!