Originally Posted by Gastineau99
Not true at all. Defense is certainly still top 10 in the league. Much of the problems with the defense over the past couple years has been the offense's being so inept. Many of the points our D ha given up were either through the offense giving up TDs or putting our D in really tough spots with turnovers or an inability to stay on the field.
Last year our D gave us a realistic chance to win pretty much every game, other than maybe the Pats Thanksgiving game. SF game look bad on paper, but the D held them in check and kept us in it for most of the game.
Our defense declined right in step with our LBs. Draft a couple good LBs and we will be able to overcome even a poor offense again. Give us an average one, and we'll be right back in contention.