I might have criticized the defensive line and secondary but I haven’t been critical of the linebackers.
Linebackers Shane Lee and Eric Gentry combined for 15 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, .5 sacks, 1 interception and 1 pass breakup vs. Rice.
These guys are going to be the foundation of the defense. And they’ll be making a lot of tackles if the defensive line doesn’t improve.
Ralen Goforth added 2 tackles and an interception so there is depth.
Whatever the defense needs to fix/improve, I’m not worried about the linebackers.