Sterling Bailey, I like you guys, but… no, it’s not. Not when you’ve got stuff like this to clean up.
So what constitute these miscommunications? Outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins specified a major one on the Davis 75-yard run. Each side of the defense thought the blitz was coming from the other side. So instead of an edge rusher coming off the edge on the play, no one was there and Davis got free.
Of course, there was another breakdown on the play.
“Safety, or somebody should’ve come up,” Jenkins said. “Really, we shot ourselves in the foot that play. Really, we’ve been pretty stout against the run, minus the big plays they got.”
Yes, it’s fixable. But the gap between fixable and fixed is everything right now for this defense. It’s an unlikely problem this week, but that LSU offense can run the ball a little. Time is getting short.