1. No Effin way. With all due respect, No Effin Way. Hawthorne was turrible. Wagner, for all his rookie issues, is already better than Hawthorne. We have weaknesses up the middle, that is true. We were even weaker up the middle last year.
2. Our problems on Sunday had nothing to do with clever schemes. We got straight up beat on the d-line, and we had terrible coverage in the under zones. It was not schematic, we lost individual matchups on defense. Leroy could not cover, Trufant could not cover, Wagner was slow to hit his gaps, and our D-Ends wide nined Tannehill into several good scrambles. It isn't schematic, it is personnel not doing their job, combined with Miami personnel doing their job better. Physically, we got beat. Our corners had great games, and not many other members of our D can say that.
3. Off a bye, wearing out? Big Red has a foot thing right now, but overall our health going into that game was good. Very, very good. No excuses, our defense got beat on most fronts, pure and simple.
One thing you are right about, teams have gotten a bead on our weaknesses. The short passing areas in the underneath zones were a problem area at the beginning of the season, and teams are finally getting it. Our linebackers are struggling to cover, and teams are using those matchups against us.
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