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“You never to (say), ‘Oh we’re young, new to the defense,’” Asomugha said. “We expected _ and the expectation is _ we were all gonna be sound and have it down and the preseason would get it all down and defined.

“Truth of the matter is there’s a growth process. We’ve been in that growth process since we’ve started. We have the talent, but being a great defense doesn’t happen overnight. We’ve got to make it work. Our goal is to win it all. We don’t have that much time to try to figure it out.

“It’s got to be figured out.”