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We miss Dalvin Tomlinson up Front…

AD-Blaze : 9/17/2021 9:10 am
I was wondering when his loss was going to start rearing it’s ugly head and it most certainly did last night once Washington realized they can get positive yards on the ground to sustain drives. They were attacking the B gaps with success, something that was necessarily happening last year with Dalvin in blue. I know it’s only 2 games in but his loss also seems to inadvertently affecting Williams as well as Dalvin was able to take on two blockers leaving Leonard in one on one situations. This is eerily similar to when we lost Linval to Minnesota some years back.
yes but the giants  
hitdog42 : 9/17/2021 9:15 am : link
dont pay good DTs that earn their stripes on the team- its not the giants way- we prefer to have a yearly cap sh$t storm other places.
I hated  
JoeyBigBlue : 9/17/2021 9:15 am : link
Letting him go and giving Jackson that money. Tomlinson was a solid player deserving of a second contract. They didn’t even try to sign him. It was infuriating.
The run defense was not terrible  
Lines of Scrimmage : 9/17/2021 9:20 am : link
last night. WFT had 80 yards on 20 carries. The late runs are more about it being a TNG on the road. Brilliant strategy of playing bend don't break to keep the team on the field......

Graham was very concerned with the run D to start the season and said it will take a couple weeks to get in order. Let's see if that holds true.
Toth029 : 9/17/2021 9:24 am : link
Viking fans think that when the Bengals ran all over them?
bc4life : 9/17/2021 9:28 am : link
But can't knock decision to not re-sign him. Have Lawrence deal coming up and LW is taking up a lot of $.
Lack of impact w/Vikes  
bc4life : 9/17/2021 9:29 am : link
has nothing to do with his value here.
Tell me you wouldn't rather  
WillieYoung : 9/17/2021 9:31 am : link
have Dalvin and cap space instead of our expensive new corner.
It doesn't help when it's 1st and Goal from the 2 yardline  
sb from NYT Forum : 9/17/2021 9:31 am : link
...and Graham has only 2 down lineman and like 5 other guys 7 yards deep in the endzone. That was freakin embarrassing.
bc4life : 9/17/2021 9:32 am : link
overthinking, outsmarting himself?
RE: sb  
sb from NYT Forum : 9/17/2021 9:35 am : link
In comment 15373483 bc4life said:
overthinking, outsmarting himself?

Who the hell knows. It's like playing prevent defense on the goal line.
This is where the cap impacts  
JonC : 9/17/2021 9:37 am : link
and you can't keep everyone, tough decisions have to be made. Soon, they'll need to pay Dexter and they decided an upgrade at CB was more urgent on top of a big raise given to Leo.

Next time you think the cap is not an obstacle, I give you Dalvin ...
RE: Tell me you wouldn't rather  
UConn4523 : 9/17/2021 9:38 am : link
In comment 15373477 WillieYoung said:
have Dalvin and cap space instead of our expensive new corner.

If we aren't going to play man, then sure.

Everyone will point to Dalvin Tomlison as the 2020 savior of the defense but in reality its the coverage sacks that hit last year vs. the lack of them so far this year. And if we had Tomlinson we'd still likely have a gaping hols at CB2 so we'd be giving up points just the same.
and with Dalvin Tomlinson last year  
UConn4523 : 9/17/2021 9:42 am : link
we let up 27ppg and 123 rushing yards per game through our 1st 3 games of the season. Some food for thought.
RE: Lack of impact w/Vikes  
Toth029 : 9/17/2021 9:42 am : link
In comment 15373469 bc4life said:
has nothing to do with his value here.

His impact here didn't happen until Leonard Williams arrived.
CoughlinHandsonHips : 9/17/2021 9:48 am : link
I don't mind letting him walk. It ultimately was a choice between paying him, or Dex in the future.

The real blunder was allocating those dollars to the secondary instead of pass rush or o line
RE: I hated  
TommyWiseau : 9/17/2021 9:56 am : link
In comment 15373422 JoeyBigBlue said:
Letting him go and giving Jackson that money. Tomlinson was a solid player deserving of a second contract. They didn’t even try to sign him. It was infuriating.

Giving jackson that money? For what we paid Rudolph we could have resigned Tomlinson
bc4life : 9/17/2021 3:05 pm : link
His numbers improved post Williams but he had an impact before LW arrived.

Also, that would undoubtedly work both ways - LW benefitted from DT's performance
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Combined and solo tackles actually decreased  
bc4life : 9/17/2021 3:07 pm : link
Sacks increased
Sacks &  
bc4life : 9/17/2021 3:08 pm : link
QB hits
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