Originally Posted by IL DUCE
Agreed, defense played as well as they could this year all circumstances considered (injuries, inept offense, constant offensive turnovers)...if we had a semblance of a pass rush our defense would be quite formidable.
Yeah, think again.
As bad as our quarterback was, the defense cost us the playoffs.
@ New England
: Mark Sanchez gives the well-rested defense a 3 point lead with 90 seconds on the clock. They let Tom Brady march up the field. Twice. Lose in an OT that we never should have been in.
: A terrible Dolphin team visits, we let their backup quarterback have a field day beating us deep all day long. Special teams gives up a killer TD. We lose 30-9.
: Jets defense gives up a 95 yard TD on one play, yet Mark Sanchez' Jets have a 3rd quarter lead. Defense gives up a 65 yard answer-back TD drive to lose it 14-10. Oh, and the Titans have 4 backups on OL including a 4th string center.
If those three games go our way, so too go games against San Diego and Buffalo. Beating New England in Foxboro makes all the difference, the D lost the biggest games of the season, not Mark Sanchez. It's fun to have a single person to scapegoat, isn't it? So much easier than blaming 11 defensive players, special teams, the coaching staff, and the GM. The truth says otherwise. Sorry.