benjapage wrote: the primary detractory theme is poor tackling. no opponent should ever bother to pass. just run the ball. and now our defense is even more banged up...madieu out for the season! i think the road's about to get a lot tougher. i'm bracing myself for some hard times in the near future.
here i get some vindication from bresnahan (bengals.com):
“It’s a combination of discipline in our run fits, tackling, add in coaching because we’ve got to get them to understand,” Bresnahan said, “and we’re still whiffing on tackles after we make first contact. We can’t allow it.”
tackling, man. if you can get there, make a freakin' tackle already.