I don't think age was the only issue, but I do believe it was a key issue. Irvin, Mccoy, and Addison, and I believe Love, were all over 30. You need a couple of veterans on a defensive line, but if the majority of starters are over 30, thats an issue. For some reason, when we decided to switch to the 3/4, we went out and signed the over the hill gang to run it. As far as the system, the attempted switch to the 3/4 had an impact, but even when we ran the 4/3, we looked horrible. And the defense still looked bad when Short played. Gurley had his best game of the year against us, and Malcolm Brown had one of his 2 or 3 best. And that was with Short in the lineup.
50 year old friend passed away yesterday from COVID complications. Had some underlying issues but frankly....what percentage of 50 and above don’t?
Wear a mask. Wear a mask for others. It ain’t asking much. You might be fine. You likely will be. You might have no concern in reality. But you can easily give it to people who it will take down hard and quick....and for many it simply isn’t some flu they can battle and beat.