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    Who's to blame for the BRUTAL run defense?

    I think its the D line and the linebackers. There is only one player on that line whose job is safe- JPP. No other player has proved that he is adding value on a consistent basis. The LBS are playing very poorly as well. Cincinnati ran the ball straight down our throats, right between the tackles. It was hard to watch. It's obvious we need to get some more stout run support, especailly up the middle at DT. All season they have been getting blown off the ball.

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    we keep looking for people and things to 'blame' after these last few games.

    until this season is over i think its difficult to point fingers.

    we harrased alex smith near relentlessly 4 games ago, so its hard to say who's to blame, who stays and who goes until we've seen the full season.

    but you and i agree on at least this: something is very very wrong.

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    Well, Kuhn suffered an ACL, so he's most likely out now. Osi had a relatively decent showing vs the run (still horrible, but better than I've seen from a lot of Osi). Boley looked absolutely lost though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by B&RWarrior View Post
    I think its the D line and the linebackers. There is only one player on that line whose job is safe- JPP. No other player has proved that he is adding value on a consistent basis. The LBS are playing very poorly as well. Cincinnati ran the ball straight down our throats, right between the tackles. It was hard to watch. It's obvious we need to get some more stout run support, especailly up the middle at DT. All season they have been getting blown off the ball.
    I am trying to think of a counterpoint and I can't come up with one. (I would add Linval to the list of people who should be considered safe)
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Execution. Believe we are afraid to rush too hard in fear of having the secondary being torched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    I am trying to think of a counterpoint and I can't come up with one. (I would add Linval to the list of people who should be considered safe)
    I thought Linval too, but not the way Cincinnati ran STRAIGHT UP the middle. I'm being a little dramatic here, obviously were no cutting Linval.

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    who is to blame??.......
    take your pick....

    players
    coaches
    scheme
    lack of discipline
    poor fundamentals
    poor technique
    poor communication
    poor leadership

    its a total package deal.......the whole thing just sucks.....
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    it's simple players are soft and slow so they can't catch up to the RBs

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameTime View Post
    who is to blame??.......
    take your pick....

    players
    coaches
    scheme
    lack of discipline
    poor fundamentals
    poor technique
    poor communication
    poor leadership

    its a total package deal.......the whole thing just sucks.....
    +1

    good summary, and 100% accurate.

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    they only gave up 76 yards on the ground yesterday. I actually thought the did OK vs the run. Pass defense on the other hand....

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