Originally Posted by CarolinaGnB521
I see where you are coming from, but I feel like you are looking WAY to into it. I think we lost because of defensive execution. And this all boils down to inexperience at LB and DB - and a new DL coach.
While we have very talented LB's and DB's, the majority of them are very inexperienced when it comes to PT in a meaningful game.
We've had numerous record broken in the weight room since Joe took over, and it's no surprise. I will not disagree with one thing though - there is no doubt in my mind that Craig Fitzgerald is better at pumping up someone than Joe Connelly.
Fitz and Joe split the players and worked them the same way. It's the sme program that was run in part by one of the same people. The players like Joe and seem to respond to him. I think our issues relate to playing on hot evenings with young players who get overexcited. Getting to jacked saps your energy.