The Most Power-Drunk
This is hitting the nail right on the head. The biggest mistake our defense has made this year (and they've done it repeatedly) is over-pursuing the run. They did it against Marshall, and they did it against NC State. They actually improved against NC State. But the entire defense, especially the D linemen, were pursuing, and over-pursuing, instead of staying with their assignments and sticking in the gaps. Everytime that happened, one cutback, and the RB gets an 8-12 yard run. I was so frustrated watching the Marshall game because it kept happening and happening. The second half was better, but it happened some again in the NC State game. We need to improve in this area.BrutusBobcat said:...Once again, we have trouble with a small, quick cutback runner. They also used a lot of misdirection to get our defense to overpursue and get RW into more open field.