Here are the grades: Offensive Report Card
It's fun watching this defense play the game. The intensity for this entire bunch buries the reduced busted assignments, missed tackles and bad angles that have dominated the past few UT defenses. The front seven are even knocking each other down in pursuit of the football. The back seven are making athletic plays on the football. The front four is blistering off blocks to provide constant pressure and batting down throws when they can't hurry the QB. The LB's are flying around with hostile on their mind and actually made a few plays against the passing game. The young DB's are still learning "come here" from "sic 'em" but they definitely aren't shy about causing some wrecks or throwing their bodies into the fray.
Here are the grades: Defensive Report Card
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