This week’s Milk Carton goes to the two safeties, Major Wright and Chris Conte. The carton is a familiar place for them. Their play in the running game is every bit as bad as their play in the passing game. I consider them to be more of dangers than safeties. They take such horrible angles on runs that it makes me wonder how they ever got into the NFL.
The run defense as a whole was pretty bad, but given the fact that they are so banged up, I couldn’t put the whole unit on the cover. I felt like the run defense picked up a lot throughout most of the second half (until the Ravens started ripping off huge chunks on that freaking draw play over and over). But because some of the unit have not seen much action at all, I can’t put them on the carton.
Giving up 174 yards on the ground to a struggling running game is almost inexcusable, but I understand that some of the defensive players aren’t used to getting this much playing time. What excuse do young veterans Chris Conte and Major Wright have? None. The way they play in the run game especially is atrocious.