We still have major problems with the team aspect of the defensive unit as we gave up forty five points in another very uneven performance. We are built to stop the run but don't appear qualified to adjust when opponents ignore the run and attack us with play action passes. Before we throw all the blame on the secondary we need to examine all the particulars involved in team pass defense. Starting with the pass rush we applied some major pressure and hits after the throw to go along with two sacks. That sounds terrific until we get to the second aspect of pass defense which is underneath coverage.
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