This. Winning trench battles right now is more important than diagnosing the opponent's schemes. We wanted toughness at the point of attack and we saw that last night against their first team. How could anyone not have been pleased with that effort? Plus, it was a reflection of Rivera's message.
I am sure Miami was hoping for a better showing for Tannyhill, but let's see how he responds. I say that like I would care. He had a few good plays. But he was gun shy by the time they took him out.
Last night was all about the DL. It allowed everyone else to focus on their own assignments. The whole D looked like they understood what was going on. Kinda scary if you know what I mean.
That said, it is preseason. Looking good is no precusor to anything. Still gotta work. But that is the Rivera trademark. To date.
Also, am I crazy? Lots of different looks. I just kinda looked like they were practicing disguising their looks? We mainly only rushed 4, but we had a poo load of 8,9, and a 10 on 2nd and 8 and they still ran the draw. Back to back draws, one against a ten man look? That was funny looking. I love this team.