I agree that we didn’t appear in game shape, but Snacks gets a lot of attention from the DL, and was a large part of Kenard’s success.
When we go “prevent,” we put all the pressure on the DBs (the weakest part of our D)…And they went no huddle, so we couldn’t change personnel…and this made our big boys even more tired.
Flowers is coming off of a shoulder surgery, so he’s still building strength back up. No way is he at full strength, right now. Anyone who has ever rehabbed knows this.
Bottom line, we’re pissed, and we should be. When peopel get pissed about a loss, we look for blame. There’s plenty to go around. Some are blaming the QB, WRs, DL (here), Agnew, OC, Decker…you see where I’m going.
Truth is, this one is on the coaches more than anyone. They put the players in a position where they could not get breaks. The coaches put us in a prevent D, and kept them on the field, when we have demonstrated for 3+ quarters that we can handle their ass.
The D is gong to get better. What really sucks is that they Cards provided a great blueprint on how to beat our Defense. We do not have the horses to be overly conservative on either side of the ball. We need to keep playing football, and play to win, instead of playing to not lose.