It was about average but of course it's going to improve with Dunlap's return, as he is our second best defensive player and one of the best pure pass rushers in the league. Having anyone that can present a threat in rushing the passer opposite Geno and MJ will do that. Robert Geathers/Jamaal Anderson were simply non-existent and no matter who is on the other side, it's not going to be ideal. Peko also offers next to nothing as a pass rusher, can never really understand why he's left in their when they could bring in Still who is much better in that department. Easy to key on MJ/Geno with nothing else, and let's not forget that teams were max protecting us like crazy without Dunlap and we weren't really blitzing all that much or all that effectively.
Thomas Howard I can agree with, but playing alongside Luga and Manny Lawson can make anyone look great by comparison. He's a fine player and I wish we didn't have to wait until he went down to unleash Burfict. Would be nice to see those two alongside one another so we could have even a trace of second level presence in our defense.
EDIT: Also, Terrence Newman is absolutely abysmal.
^A Bonekrusher production^
Last edited by themaninblack : 10-04-2012 at 04:13 AM.