The defensive line had a weak offensive line in front of them and they didn’t do much.
I hate to say it and it’s something I feared might happen but the defensive line, which is deep and talented might just be average at getting to the quarterback. Sucks to say but that’s what it looks like.
Jaelan Phillips got his first sack of the season and overall had a solid game with his pressures but it just seemed that Joe Burrow was able to stand back there.
There were a few times where Burrow escaped what should have been a would-be sack, which was highly frustrating.
I guess my main frustrations is that the Bengal’s offensive line was awful coming in to the game, giving up the most sacks in the league and the Dolphin’s defensive line didn’t take advantage of that.
Miami is all about the cover 0-life, which is fun. But when the pressure doesn’t get there it’s leaving the secondary, often times very inexperienced secondary vulnerable as we saw last night. Guys like Burrow and his receiving core are to good not to be able to shake man coverage and be wide-open a few times a game.
This is why the defensive line needs to generate more pressure. Did you see when the guy for Bengals, Sam Hubbard, ran over Greg Little putting him to the ground, and got to Bridgewater? I want Ogbah, Phillips, or anyone for that matter to do that.