Agreed kapp. Pass rush was the killer. The fact that Yarborough was in there quite often showed we are definitely lacking some depth. I just figured that if Ngakoue was going to play on a limited basis and with hunter being out, Zim would throw blitz packages more often. I felt like I hardly saw any. They just rushed with 4 all day. You can’t rush 4 and leave young corners on an island all day without laying a finger on Rodgers. I think we pressured Rodgers 7 times on 44 drop backs. That’s terrible. We need hunter back desperately and we need to get Ngakoue in there full time.J. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:33 pmThis was about pass rush ... or the lack thereof.
You can't expect young, inexperienced corners to handle an offense like this if the line can't get anywhere near Rodgers. It's like the announcer said: If this game had been played on grass, Rodgers wouldn't have had the slightest bit of green on his pants.
It's obvious now why they traded for Ngakoue. They knew Hunter wasn't going to be ready to go. This is sad.
And by the way, I'm a fan of Kirk Cousins, and I thought his newfound scrambling was a welcome sight. But I can admit that his pick near the end of the half was incredibly costly. Just bad ball placement. However, he didn't lose the game today. Our defense, specifically the lack of pass rush, did that.
Capers is known for blitz packages also and you would’ve thought he would’ve figured something out also.
Bottom line is, I think they need to put Hughes at nickel, maybe rotate hill there (not sure if he can play nickel) or on the outside and start gladney and dantzler. I thought Dantzler played well just in the sense of being glued to his guy. If he was getting torched by 5 yards then I wouldn’t be saying that but for playing in his first ever game with no preseason against Rodgers, I liked what I saw. I was annoyed to see them put gladney in late. Let these guys play and learn. No less gladney is a very good tackler, the other corners on the other hand are not. They were drafted where they were for a reason, they’ve been flashing in practice for a reason. Put them in the damn game.
It’s no different than 2018 when they had O’Neill benched for Hill for the first few weeks. Clearly he was way better than hill, play your best damn players. I’m sick of this easing the rookies in crap.
No different with Jefferson. Ruggs started today. Reagor started. I bet money Jeudy will play early and often. Lamb who knows due to their depth at WR but Jefferson barely saw the field early. When he got on the field in the second half he flashed and he flashed his elusiveness as well. I like Bisi but Bisi is a 3rd guy at best, period! And I can tell you right now Jefferson is already a better WR. And he’s more elusive. PLAY YOUR BEST DAMN PLAYERS ZIM!