D was solid. 2 of those long 3rd down conversions were a terrible PI call and a bad spot. Vrable should have challenged those. Brissett had time to throw, but coverage was above average and that time didn’t translate to big plays. Anyway, the D played really well and well enough to win. Smith was bad this game. I really hope he watches Baltimore’s offense, and even Alabama’s. Design plays to make Mariota look off defenders. Also, give Henry the ball 20+ times a game. He will take over. Mariota was bad. Technically, you could blame drops on receivers, but Mariota never led a receiver. Ever. Every throw depended upon the receiver making an adjustment to catch the ball. Watch the TD pass to the lineman. He has to stop, reach back and up, to catch it. He was wide open and he’s a lineman. This will sound ridiculous, but the line played fine. Coach Mac agrees with me. I know I sound like every other “hater” on here, but Mariota walked into 3 of the 4 sacks. He did. Watch the tape.