Originally Posted by scottyM
The truth is that anyone who is hanging their hat on the fact that the Jets were "2nd in Pass Defense" is cherry-picking meaningless and self serving statistics.
How was the run defense? What about the scoring d? Forcing turnovers? The defense, overall, was borderline bad last year.
You could also attack it from the other angle -- when you consider how attrocious our offense was our defense actually played pretty well. I mean, how many TDs were given up by our offense, or directly contributed to short fields? How many 3 and outs? I'd be willing to bet our defense had terrible average starting field position and faced more drives than most.