Originally Posted by milkman
There is some thruth to that, but there are a couple of things that that also contributed to the showing by the defense.
First, I thought Gibbs did a good job of scheming in the middle against Heath Miller, who was usually bracketed by Belcher in front and Berry behind.
Then, I have had a difficult time coming around on Dontari Poe because I absolutely hated that pick, but he played, imo, his best game, and really created opportunities for DJ.
I loved that Gibbs immediately decided we weren't going to be raped by TEs this game. Commendable, IMO.
I have been higher on Dontari than most and it is nice to see him coming around. That being said, our defense isn't elite. However, it is pretty clear to see that if our defense isn't left on the field the entire game, they can be pretty good. e