The defense is growing right before our eyes
The defense IMO has been the biggest disappointment this season. Everyone should have expected that the offense would have problemscoming into this season. That pretty much went without saying.
I thought the defense would be the saving grace though. I thought the defense would keep us in games. Earlier in the season, it didn't work out that way. They got pushed all over the place.
However, recently they are improving. They are playing much better.
I think the emergence of Cro in the absence of Revis, Muhammad Wilkerson (within the last couple of games), and Quinton Coples has started to give the defense some attitude. They are starting to impose their will on offenses earlier and earlier now.
What's even more encouraging is that there are more and more plays being made behind the LOS. That, coupled with some surprising pressure on the QB, makes me think we are seeing the emergence of a pass rush.
Can you imagine that? Something we've been clamoring for a long time.
They have a huge test tonight though. They'll need to play much better than there last two games to give the Jets a shot at winning. But I believe they can do it.
Lets hope this trend continues. Everyone always knew they had the talent to be top notch, but I think just now they are starting to show it.