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  • Just aweful!!!

    Both sides of the ball. Nothing happening for us at all. The D still has issues stopping the run and the oline still cant give enough time for Boller to look downfield. It just doesnt look safe for our Qb's in the pocket. Hopefully during the regular season with Jax in, there'll be less pressure.

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    Re: Just aweful!!!

    I'm sure that's what it is. We don't have any explosive backs, so they can just rush the QB.

    The defense though....eek. Pass rush looks okay. Chris Long is pushing his way to the QB. Some good pressure on pass situations. Running though...ugh. I don't know what it is...

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