O’Brien enjoyed watching quarterback Mike Glennon throw against the first-team secondary. In 75 plays, the offense scored two touchdowns, both on passes. The defense, which had 27 interceptions last season, picked off two passes in the scrimmage.
O’Brien said Glennon and the secondary are improving.
“(The secondary) is operating at a high level, which is good for them and our quarterback,” O’Brien said. “It’s all about making each other better.”
A statistic that was alarming to O’Brien was sacks. The defense recorded 12 against a relatively young offensive line.
“Sometimes you get into matchups in these scrimmages that are good for one side and not good for the other,” he said. “You don’t want to give up 12 sacks in 75 plays. But that’s the way it is.”
O’Brien hinted that he and his coaching staff will spend a majority of their time this spring evaluating linebackers.