Sunday, September 11, 2011

Is the defensive line a fatal weakness for the 2011 Oregon Duck football team?

In the first half of the LSU game Duck fans had to be pleased with the defensive play, especially against the run. The Ducks made stops in the first half with their backs against the wall, showing they could play like last year's opportunistic defense. Anthony Gildon looked like a shut down corner making plays down the field and coming up to make tackles. They went into the locker room down 16-13, after giving up just one sustained drive.

The second half however, was a different story.

photo: Jerry Azzinaro puts his defensive troops through another intense teaching session. Can he mold this group into a more effective unit by the start of PAC-12 play? (Photo Mark Yien, Albany Democrat-Herald)

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