I think everyone remembers earlier in the season how great Ron Edwards was playing right? Well, over the last month or so, he has really fallen back to earth.
I've made a note to keep an eye on the whole D-line and LBs performance and at the beginning of the year, the whole line was picking up the double-teams to make sure no one got on the LBs. That's why DJ looked like the greatest LB ever!
While Dorsey's still playing at an incredibly high level and Smith is playing alright, Edwards level of play just dropped down the tubes at around the Oakland game.
Most teams are quickly putting two guys on him and just blow him off the line and get to the LBs. The only reason it hasn't been a complete disaster is because Dorsey is cleaning it up pretty well.
The point of all of this is I guess I'm just worried that our run-D is going to start sinking slowly but surely. It's obvious now that we need to draft and NT, there's no question about it.
To wrap it up, yes I've been watching Tyson Jackson, and he's played okay when he's been in. About the same as Smith, you just don't hear about it.