Originally Posted by SAR I
It's well-known how terrible our offense has been this season.
But the (shh) dirty little secret is how terrible our defense has been this season. Especially against elite competition, especially late in games. This defense hasn't been able to get a big 4th quarter stop in ages. This defense hasn't been able to win us a single game through their dominance.
We over-invest on the D and our expectations are higher there. Yet the press and the social media and the feeble-minded discussion forum population just want to scream at the quarterback when they should actually be screaming at the linebacker.
The D has come up small late in games soooo many times in the past 4 years. Tebow last year, Atlanta in 09, didn't show up for the 1st half against Pittsburgh in the AFC title game, just a couple of the many examples.
Sanchez sucks, we know this. But when he gives the D a lead late in a game, they should be able to hold it. And they have blown it way too many times, really amazing when you think about it.