I don't think that we're a bad team, we just have a few holes that were overlooked.
DE - we knew we needed more pass rush and all we got was F. Alexander
CB - we know that we did not have a #2 CB and we passed on every FA CB that came available and picked up Norman in the 5th
DT - we needed a DT, but other than Melvin and Brockers, I didn't think any of them deserved a 1st round pick or at least 9th overall
In addition to this, our defensive scheme isn''t working. Yes we held the Bucs to 16 points, but they're the Bucs. I'd start by replacing McDermott as soon as the season is over.
On paper it sounds like you're making a good point, but based on game 1, I can't agree.
DE - number 90 had two key deflections, and I think he may be starting by the end of the year. He dropped because of a heart condition that turned out to be a false alarm. Don't sleep on the young man.
CB - And how has Norman played so far? Except for a questionable PI call, he had a great game. Sounds like a steal in the 5th to me.
DT - I'd like to introduce you to Edwards & Edwards DT at law. One of them had 2 sacks on his first game as a Panther FYI.
You may be proven right on future outings, but for this game at least, defense did not lose us this one.