After a good start, the dropsies syndrome went through the group, and they played pretty badly. Jeremy Kerley led with 2 catches for 67 yards, but he had his share of drops. Santonio Holmes had more than his fair share of drops, after a solid first drive. When you get 11 targets, a total of 3 receptions is just unacceptable. Jeff Cumberland would have had a huge first down if he had realized he needed to turn around and catch the football. He has to realize that he is the hot route on that play, on the blitz, and get his head around fast. That is all forgetting the fact that the receivers had a tough time with the task of getting open all day. Bad day for the receivers.
The offensive line wasn’t great, but wasn’t bad either. They gave Sanchez time, for the most part. Yes, Austin Howard got beaten for a sack. But they held their own. A lot of the pressure on Mark had to do with the coverage. Nobody was getting open down the field, and the defense didn’t leave many open lanes for Mark to scramble. The offensive line grade goes down because of the running game. The backs didn’t look good, but they didn’t have enough holes to get through either.