I thought the secondary played a pretty good game yesterday. They had a pick 6 and almost had about 4-5 other interceptions. These young guys all have a nose for the ball. I think the have actually played great considering how horrible the pass rush is. I think they said yesterday that we lead the league in takeaways (if that is wrong I know we are in the 2 or 3). How is that possible with 6 sacks. Usually it is pressure on the QB that forces most INT's and quite a few fumbles. I think the defense has the potential to really take away the football if we get a pass rush.
We need to find a pass rushing DE, and a couple LB next year and the Defense will be okay. Page and Pollard miss alot of tackles for big gains, but part of that is the linebackers totaly wiff and the safety has to try and make the tackle on the RB in the open field with a 10 yard head of steam. That is not an easy task. I still think it will come together for Dorsey. DT always struggle as rookies. Tank and boone are adequate. Mcbride and Hali can fight for the other DE job. The last think I think needed is a new Defensive Coordinator. I kind of like Gunther but it is time for a change.
I must say, if you told me week 1 that by the end of the year the defense would be holding back the offense from winning games, I don't think I would have belived you.