Yes we stunk it up on both sides of the ball. The offense continues its SLOW start from preseason. We continue to commit turnovers. The Defense was bad yesterday and we lost one of are best if not best defensive player. But here is why we should be optimistic or just hopeful.
Offense: The run game is good, eventhough we didn't run much 6YPC (18-108).
DMC is getting more involved here overall which adds explosiveness, 9 touches producing 67 AP YARDS
Cassells 61% completion which is decent and i know a lot of that equalled 3 YPC, but its good for confidence
HERES the big hopefuls Baldwin and Gathier making there presence felt. If we can get the most out of Gaither our line should be good bc lilja, weigman, and albert can play with asomaoh proving he can, Gaither will make us solid. which will help out the run and pass coverage. Baldwin can produce what we drafted him for than that gives Cassel a lot of weapons. Bowe is on the cusp of eliteness, Breaston would be great in the slot and we know what DMC can do in space.
Defense: IT was only over a year ago where we didnt have Berry back there. I know he is huge for are defense and cant wait to see him back there again, but this defense is one year together with an upgrade at NT. Jackson is a little better and also Belcher. Both Brandons are good and have to play well considering their pending contract years. Houston is bound for lift off at some point in the season and will help out Hali in the pass rush.
Overall there is a lot of hope in my ideas but it leaves me optimistic even after a bad opening season and a apparent tougher schedule. We will truly know in a few weeks where we stand and we only have to win are division. I live in Washington and saw how excited Hawk fans got over a 7-9 playoff team SO DONT STOP BELIEVEN