Originally posted by 80849er4life:
Defense hands down would destroy our offense.....IMO this D has a chance to go down as the best in history.....
If the 2000 Ravens is the gold standard for defenses, this might be true. Because the 2000 Ravens only played one big time quarterback all year, and that was Rich Gannon in the AFC championship game. In the regular season, they played Kent Graham, Mark Brunell, Jay Fiedler, Scott Mitchell, Tim Couch, Brad Johnson, Steve McNair, Kordell Stewart, Akili Smith, Troy Aikman's corpse, Doug Pederson, Spergon Wynn, Jamie Martin, Ryan Leaf, Jake Plummer, Brian Griese, Kerry Collins in Super Bowl.
Whereas we're doing what we're doing despite a schedule that includes Romo, Vick, Freeman, Stafford, Manning, Roethlisberger, etc.
I don't know how many defenses have been as well rounded as ours. A historically epic run D. 4 big time pass rushers (the Smiths, RayMac, Brooks). Arguably the 2 best inside 'backers in football. One of the top safety duos in football. And an elite corner. Certainly in the last 10 or so years at the very least I'm not sure another D has had as many assets as ours. We easily have at least 6-7 guys on defense playing at a pro-bowl level.