hey guys, I know we are all pretty pumped up after yesterday's come from behind victory, so I figure that I'd provide you with "my take" on what went down yesterday. I will try to make it short N' sweet, since I know ya'll don't want to read a book. POSITIVES: 1- we won. Team showed heart in not getting too down at various points in the 2nd half when it appeared that this was going to be a loss. Jay kept his head after the INT and came back strong. 2-OL play. Not one single sack on Cutler. Both Mills and Long played GREAT and Bushrod lived up to the FA hype protecting Jay's blindside. NIce to have a talented OLF. 3-Jay spread the ball around. Found Marshall enough to keep him happy, but also targeted Bennett, Jeffery, Forte, etc. Offense looked really nice in the 4th quarter. 4-Defense still has a knack for creating turnovers and Robbie Gould is still THE MAN! NEGATIVES: 1-We were UNABLE to generate ANY consistent pressure. Dalton basically had ALL DAY to sit back in the pocket and throw the ball. As I recall, what little pressure we were able to generate came on blitzes or due to coverage downfield. Peppers was MIA the entire game (even Simms and Nantz mentioned this during the telecast) along with the rest of the DL (with the exception of Paea on a few plays). If we can't consistently generate pressure, we have ZERO chance of defeating teams with quality QB play this year. Where were the edge rushers?!! 2-We couldn't cover AJ Geen to save our lives. Yes, he is an elite receiver...but our CBs MUST do a better job if we are to make any serious noise this season. Megatron, GB's receivers, New Orleans' receivers, etc. will eat us alive if our secondary doesn't improve. Green looked like a man amongst boys yesterday, which is troubling since our secondary was supposed to be a major defensive strength. Overall, I was tickled pink with the win, but I am kind of concerned about our defense. YES, it did generate Turnovers, but let's be honest....Cincy's offense was able to more or less, move the ball at will when it wanted to. 90 yard drive, 85 yard drive, 93 yard drive, etc. etc. I was really hoping to see a defense which DIDN'T NEED TO RELY upon getting a turnover just to prevent the opposing offense from scoring. You know, one which could just consistenly stonewall an offense with 3 and outs. I really hope Tucker figures out a way to get to the QB. I will give the offense's struggles in the first half a pass, since it did appear to be humming in the 4th quarter AND because I was so pleased with the play of our OL.