There were many things that disappointed me, but this one just seems baffling. There are some things that a defensive player should simply "read and react" to, particularly 7 games into the season. The LBs were consistently stuck in the wash, on the ground or watching guys run to the edge with an offense that doesn't seem that complicated to read (compared to a spread 'n shread). Our DBs were not blameless either, case in point being our 5th year senior watching Kovacs get cracked back by the receiver he was covering and decide to sit back instead of breaking to the LOS. Since I have no inside knowledge of what the coaches are telling these guys, I am interested to know if:
1) Our reads are simply too complicated (Mattison claims to made it easier)
2) We simply are terrible at reading an offense (seems odd considering recruiting, new coaches)
I guess it could be an combination of both, but it just doesn't seem to make any sense.