So I just finished watching the game (fell asleep during halftime because it was like 5 am here), and I wanted to try to get clear about when Smith was actually missing holes, and to say something about Poggi.
First, De'Veon Smith had at least 2 and I think 3 plays where he missed huge holes. The announcers noticed one, and I think Brian said there was only one really bad one. But on a play where the announcers spent the time after the play praising Smith's running style for dragging guys to the 1st down line, he ignored a massive lane to run into the defenders in the first place. On the play where Smith got stopped on 4th down, the announcers chalked the play's failure up to the defense, but he didn't follow his blockers at all. (I'm not sure about this because *maybe* Smith wouldn't have been able to hit the hole before one of the defenders coming through the B(?) gap caught his leg.)
Second, Poggi got a really surprisingly large number of snaps, including some while two other TEs were on the field, but I haven't seen anyone discuss him at all
Anyway, I thought the football team looked pretty good. Hate to lose the game, but you have to feel good about the direction this team is headed.
Edit: My attempt to disguise my snowflake thread failed bc I only barely know who Gus Johnson is, obviously. Oops. Anyway, if that counts as good, I'm glad I don't pay usually attention.