I would like to watch all over again to see specific movements and am by no means an expert. I am learning…
With 3 offensive linemen on Ed, why could we not penetrate quickly enough to at least shorten the time the QB had to scan the field?
It seemed that we tried putting more in the backfield but I tend to think all that did was make more confusion, maybe assumptions teammates were would cover receivers passing through zones. It was as though we simply had no formation for that situation.
One thing I picture is a defensive line that knew Ed would be triple teamed creating a hole for two defenders.
Those should be quick and have strong tackling hands. Sounds like defensive ends and linebackers, right?
Ed needed breaks which meant back to single, maybe double blocking depending on the defensive personnel so we change to whatever formation and defense that worked best for the personnel.
The trick would be having the right people in for the run and the right ones for short or long pass plays.
I would hope that our coaches were many steps beyond my analysis as football is not what I do for a living.
On the Offensive side it seemed like we began to miss on breakaways either with drops or King lost some of his accuracy mojo. It seems like everything got clustered up in the box and King could not “scramble” although he hit some narrow lanes at times. Am I wrong in that we lost any ability to string out plays horizontally to create holes? It seems the trick plays suffered penetration all along the line of scrimmage.
Obviously we suffered because the offense worked best when it worked quickly leaving the defense gassed. We used to do this to other teams.
In sum, those are my thoughts on the game, I’ll try to sit back and just listen and learn.