hawksfan515 wrote:Not too worried. One week ago it was 3rd downs. Fixed that. This week it's missed tackles. At least it's not guys unable to get off blocks. Tackling is like catching the ball.... It can be fixed easier than other problems unlike being unable to get open, can't stay in the pocket, ect...
Look for an improvement against the Jets.
It's been 3rd downs for quite some time, off and on so I don't think we should break out the party favors that we've "fixed" that. I think Christian Ponder fixed that for us this week and even he converted some against us early.
The D getting gashed by Gore and AP doesn't make them bad, that's silly, but it does mean those of us (myself included) that thought they were all-world run-stuffers have to adjust to the fact that they are not, in fact, all-world run-stuffers. They are capable of getting trashed against teams with an elite rushing attack. Not a fatal flaw.
What we do against a team with a short range passing attack is still unknown as well. Holes remain.