Maybin, Coples, Demario, etc
Few thoughts on the game....
Coples looked excellent. I was surprised at how quick he looked at DT and I think he can be a real force on 3rd downs rushing from the DT spot with wilkerson and maybin.
As for maybin, he did not look good as a stand-up OLB. He is going to have a hard time setting the edge, and failed to stay home on one run and gave up the cut back lane leading to a big gain that never should have happened. The silver lining here is that we shouldn't need him to play OLB until 2013. He is very young and learning a new position.....I think his value will continue to be a situational pass rusher in 2012, and we can continue to use BT and Pace on running downs. Hopefully with a full year of learning under his belt, he will be able to play the position much better next year.
On the other hand, Demario....Geezus! The kid looked great to me. Fast and technically sound (his open field tackle was textbook). After watching bart chase yet another RB down the field for a big game I don't see how we can keep demario off the field. Plus I loved the energy demario brought to the team, just a positive, aggressive way of playing.
Ellis looked great too. Rex and Dunbar have arguably more "toys" along the line then any team in the league, and with this many bodies, we should be able to be fresh at the end of games and withstand potential injuries.
As bad as the offense looked (and no its not the end of the world yet) the defense looked fantastic and FAST!