Originally posted by Jax49er: Arent You guys supposed to be football fans?
Do you understand how the game of football works at all?
I am pretty sure we still have the most 3 and outs in the league, our defensive stats will never be good if our offense cant keep them off the field and give them good field position.
"So much for a top five defense" kind of implies to pre-season predictions that were popular around here. A very popular prediction was that the Offense would finally be decent enough to allow this defense to show its true colors; which some speculated to be somewhere in the top 10 or even top 5.
Everyone understands the 3 and out thing dude.
The post speaks more to a specific net result. Which is we are not a top defense according to stats.
In points we're 12th and that is what really counts. The only team to really do much against us was the Falcons. I think a lot of that was attributed to the communication problems Willis was having. Now that problem is taken care of. The 49ers see a ton of max protection. The Colts last week did not use max protection and we were all over Manning. I don't care about the stupid stats. This team is a top 5 defense.
We have a very good defense, at least top ten. The stats mean almost nothing. Our defense has to defend against twice the possessions other defenses do. Its like comparing a defense that has played 14 games with a defense that has played 7 and saying that the defense that has played 7 is better because they have allowed fewer total yards.
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