Bennett Follows Order — Like It Or NotOctober 1st, 2012
“You run a blitz and it was just wide open,” defensive end Michael Bennett said of RG3’s run. “I knew myself. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I should run this play or not, but I did my job.’ I knew he was going to get outside. That’s what he does. The edge was too short. The whole defensive line slanted.” — Michael Bennett commenting on the defensive call when RGIII scrambled for 15 yards on the final drive yesterday, via the Tampa Bay Times.
The Bucs defense did not stand tall on the Redskins game-winning drive Sunday. Washington marched 56 yards in just six plays en route to the clinching field goal.
In the quote above, Michael Bennett appears to question the wisdom of the defensive playcall when Robert Griffin, III, put the Skins in field goal range with a 15-yard run with :38 seconds left.
Of course, players question coaching decisions all the time, but they rarely appear in the newspaper.
Given Gerald McCoy requesting defensive scheme changes before the Cowboys game, Joe wonders what the overal confidence level is on that side of the ball.