I really don't understand how California Golden Bear fans can defend the inability of Bob Gregory to have a consistent defense game in and game out. I realize the offense hasn't helped out a lot this year and the defense has been on the field a lot, but still the lack of consitency is embarrassing.
Tonight's game is a perfect example of why Gregory has to go. On almost every completion the Oregon State Beavers receiver has been wide open. Sean Canfield has not been pressure much at all by the Bears defense, in fact the only pressure that I can remember in the game came by Cameron Jordan who was held on the play and still managed to hit Canfield, but not until after he completed the pass downfield.
Gregory's defense has done a great job in stopping Jacquizz Rodgers, but when you have Shane Vereen and Jahvid Best to practice against, it's really not hard to understand why the Bears can clamp down on Rodgers. It's been the receivers and tight ends that have been completely destroying the Bears soft defense.
But, the same issues have plagued California all year. It's not going to fix itself over night. Yet, when is it time for Bears fans and Jeff Tedford to hold Gregory accountable for the soft defenses he has out there.
I mean on the James Rodgers touchdown catch there was no Bear safety or corner back in sight of Rodgers. Do you think it would be a good idea to have someone covering the best receiver the Beavers have to offer? It makes sense right?
How about the long pass play on a second down and long pass by Canfield. Sean Cattouse wasn't even close to the Beaver receiver until he had caught the ball and came down with him. Cattouse's only hope was that the receiver would drop the ball, if he had been in better position he could have knocked the ball out while making the hit on the Beavers receiver.
It's the little things that Cal doesn't do right defensively. Such has being out of position. I don't know what has happened to Marcus Ezeff he was supposed to be one of the key leaders in the secondary as a senior and he's been flat out terrible, it seems like he gets burned on every play that involves him.