I just would like to start a thread to invite all of those zoners that incessantly argued that Dallas d and stl d would be as good as improved or even better than the niners d this year. Pretty much most of the niner fans on the board figured the niners d was certainly a top 10 d and many of us said if our offense improves just a little it's a top 5 d. Well we were right and to many football fans, the niners had the best d in the league.
I seem to recall certain zones that were debating the people who posted in the Dallas will have a rotation a lb in 2011. A lot of us laughed bc Dallas had a horrible secondary in 2010 as well as bad lbs but had Ratliff and ware and not much else whereas we had a great dl great lbs ( even with McDonald brooks and bowman rotating and not starting) and a solid but unspectacular secondary.
I also seem to recall a lot of people saying that the rams d was for real although they only had long on defense....and no laurenitus is an above avg lb not good and certainly not a playmaker. And before people mention that the rams CBS were injured you might want to remember their starting CBS were average at best and the rams have had a horrible d against the pass and run for years.
So I again would like to commend everyone that knew better and would like to invite those of you who said the rams or Dallas d was as good or better to eat some crow, stand up like a man and admit you were wrong and enjoy some crow pie a la mode.