I have never seen a Mike Zimmer defense look this bad. Mauluga is a great run defending linebacker (occasionally at best) but his reading skills and pass defense are horrible. Reggie Nelson is ok but without another safety we are just overmatched by any team who can trot more than two receivers who know how to run routes onto the field. Mauluga needs to go (is he hurt or just awful) and we need to get Dunlap back in a hurry. There is absolutely no edge rush. Let's just blitz on every play. What is the worst that can happen? A 52 yard pass? A 47 yard touchdown pass? An opposing QB rating of 10,250 (didn't know that was possible did you?). First game of the season and we are either totally outmatched or we need to get healthy in the secondary quickly. Plus Mauluga still needs to go.
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