The pun was intended but playing a game that close was not. I liked the offense but that defense was scary and staying positive I'll just have to say; "they'll get better." (obviously because you can't get much worse)
A soft opening is not supposed to go that way. Diaco said "there will be growing pains" and that is obvious but a "bend not break" defense is going to break more than it bends if players don't tackle. Neither the 3-4 or 4-3 is effective if players keep missing tackles and there were too many those on Saturday.
It's just one game, so away we go at 1 and 0.