Originally Posted by GenoT
Jetster, this is Gene.I respect your opinion, but obviously i disagree. In your last post you talked about a slightly above average defense next year. Were two outside linebackers away from being dominant.Can you imagine an OLB who can cover and rush the passer lining up behind Mo or Coples.Wow.Were ranked 7th in the league in total defense, were more than average.
And did you consider that Landry, Bell, Devito, Pouha may not be on the team next year besides those two LBs you refer to.
And remember it is not that your D shut down bad teams, It did not perform against the good teams. When your offense does not score many points the opposing offenses play a very conservative game in the belief that scoring 19 points gives them an excellent chance on winning.
The opposite is true for the pats (who have IMO an average D) they give up more points as teams understand that they need to score 28 points to have a good shot at winning.