Smith Knows Defense Can Play Better

Typically, the defense is usally ahead of the offense during the first week of camp, but not the case at the University of Louisville.

The offense came out Saturday and dominated the first scrimmage at the University of Louisville on Saturday in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The defense gave up a number of long runs and big plays down the field in the passing game, which is disappointing for a group that returns 10 starters.

“The offense came out and kind of beat us down,” said junior safety Hakeem Smith. “It wasn’t the same defense we’ve been practicing lately. There’s a lot we have to improve on. We just need to execute the little things, wrapping up, a lot of missed tackles and a lot of missed assignments also.”

Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a big day throwing the football, missing on just four throws the entire afternoon.

“It went very well,” said Bridgewater. “The offense came out and had a good day. I was pleased with everything, but there is still room for improvement with mechanics, following through on the passes and going through our progressions. the Our offensive line is doing a wonderful job.”

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