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Gonna be a long season. This defense sucks and WF ate the OL lunch tonight

Defensive front 7 are just plain awful. DL gets no push up front, stood up on every play, LBs look afraid to step up in a hole, wait on the ball carrier, and then miss the tackle when the ball carrier finally gets to them.

The only decent run stops were when the safety came up hard to shoot the gap. Problem is, with S selling out on the run, every deep cross route is wide open. Defense looks completely lost and overmatched at every position outside of maybe Anthony Johnson.

The coaching doesn't get a pass either. Just awful, and more specifically unprepared and too damn slow. First WF drive, there wasn't one 3rd down or short yardage play where our defense was set when the ball was snapped. Took way too long to get the call in. Conversely, on our second possession of the 2nd half, there are 3 plays in a row where the entire WF defense is standing around looking at the sideline, on all 3 plays all of our guys are lined up ready to go, and the ball has been spotted, and Armstrong was still waiting on the call or trying to communicate with WR rather than snapping the ball against a completely unprepared defense. We caught them with extra men on the field once, but there were 3 golden opportunities we weren't able to take advantage of because of poor awareness and communication.

Talent is lacking, but worse, poor effort and poor coaching are making overmatched players look that much worse. At least defense had 3 consecutive 3 and outs at the end, but those felt more like pulled punches by WF than anything else.

[Post edited by Maupin233 at 09/25/2021 12:19AM]

Posted: 09/25/2021 at 12:06AM


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