At 7:52 on Saturday night, approximately one hour after the Bearcats disappointing performance at
@Schaff37 JK Schaffer
Don't give up on us
On Tuesday, I asked the senior linebacker if he is concerned about people writing-off the Bearcats just two weeks into the season.
"Fans were pretty excited about that game, and some people might fall off a bit after seeing us lose to
You're entitled to be skeptical after seeing
But after watching Tom Brady pass for 511 yards against Miami on Monday Night Football, and reading that a record 14 NFL quarterbacks passed for more than 300 yards on opening weekend, it is obvious that defending the pass at all levels - high school, college, and pro - is becoming increasingly difficult.
"With the new spread, high-tempo offenses, it's harder than back when they were running 21 personnel (2 backs, 2 receivers, 1 tight end), I-formation all game," said safety Wesley Richardson. "There are a lot of things that go into it, between pass rush, linebackers in coverage, and obviously the defensive backs. But when we give up 400-plus yards passing, we take that on our shoulders, so it was definitely a wake-up call. We need to get in gear and get this corrected right now, and that's what we intend to do."
So while Schaffer is asking you not to give up on the Bearcats, it's clear that the Bearcats have not given up on themselves.
"It didn't dent us and we're not going to let it affect us for the rest of the year," said
"We have to forget about it, but learn from it at the same time," said Schaffer. "How we played on Saturday is not who we are. We're not going to play any more games like that."
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