No one has that mentality on this year's defense, save maybe Thomas Davis. One guy isn't enough.
Me too. TD is a fiery player. But he brings a different attitude. Mitchell and Hardy were aggressive. Our defense was intimidating as hell. Mentally and physically. Our defense was scary. Nobody wanted to play us because we were gonna hit their ass, no matter what. We might have played soft coverage schemes but we weren't SOFT.
Now, we miss tackles left and right. Look scared to play. Get pushed around. Have no aggression. It's fuging depressing.
I agree, it really does seem like the defense is just going through the motions (with exception of Luke and TD). Norman brings some attitude that we are missing but he can't stay on the field long enough for it to rub off. I really didn't think our secondary would be bad with the help our d-line would give us~.
~75% completion to the last 5 QBs is absolutely unacceptable. They are bottom 3 in the NFL. Can't tackle and can't cover.
What the hell is Harper doing for this team if he can't tackle? A "in the box safety" that can't tackle is worthless.
Godfrey is a nightmare. It's sad when a 5th round rookie with a high ankle sprain is conclusively better than a 7 year vet.
I'm usually optimistic but I think I've hit the point of no return for this defense. I think you really hit the nail on end with this one. We are sorely missing passion and attitude (and secondary talent).