[QUOTE=Buzzsaw;4494788]How can anyone not be excited about this year's defense? :confused: I don't think Rex has ever had one rank below 5th and he's basically back to running that unit this year after handing it off to Pettine last season. Lots of depth, lots of young talented players, Revis in his prime....[/QUOTE]
the defense has been in decline the last couple of years. still a good defense overall, but definitely exploitable. certainly could be no better than last years defense and could be worse. the linebackers are a year older and that doesn't make them a year better.