Originally posted by oldman9er:
I suspect that our defense is being vastly overrated because we played a lot of teams on the downward spiral.
Downward Spiral teams, yes. Downward spiral o-lines, no. -During the Jets game we had gained pressure/sacks on Favre who was in front of a 4-star/veteran offensive line which had 3 pro-bowlers in 2008
(Alan Faneca, Nick Mangold, Damien Woody). -New York was still in contention up to that point to steal the division from Miami, and we played spoiler. -Nobody just gives up a win cause they wanna end the season.
-Not making excuses, but a win is a win, and yes we do need to improve upon our pass-rush/3rd down consistency, but we're judging a 2009 defense that hasn't even played a down yet (intact) within an actual season game (with some of the scheming which we had found success with towards the closing stretch, other than the vanilla crap we've been playing).