Bottom line is that the front seven did their job until the end of the game when they couldn’t do it anymore because it was so damn tired. Several times the front seven would put them third and long and the secondary would leave the wide receivers wide open or they would blow multiple tackles letting them go for so many yards after catch.
I’m not wanting to start a discussion about CMD here because that’s going on multiple other threads. I only want to discuss the fact that our secondary is absolutely horrible.
Bottom line is that the secondary cost us this game. Not only because they could not tackle, they couldn’t cover, and they couldn’t even turn their head to locate where the ball was coming from. It looked as if they had no skill set whatsoever and it was apparent very early that this came down to whoever scored last.
My hats off to the front seven because they did their job the majority of the game. At the end they were just too tired to keep bailing the secondary out. I feel sorry for those guys and I specially feel sorry for Ed Oliver. I’ve never seen him come off the field that many times it was because he was tired of carrying the secondary that kept on wasting every opportunity to defense gave them.
Case in point is when we had them back towards the goal line after two holding penalties and we still gave up a first down because we didn’t cover their receivers and couldn’t tackle.
The sad thing is that this will be used for the rest of the season for all these other teams to exploit how horrible we are in the secondary. This quarterback was not that good and we made him look all world.
As far as I’m concerned the secondary just cost is a perfect season. I know I know about perfect season stuff, but how many teams can average 45 points a game and still lose? If the secondary had of done their job and even got half of the 3 and outs when they should have we would not be having this discussion.