Originally posted by elguapo:
I know there is a defense thread but this is a separate issue all together. I believe the niners defense is the best in the league. They have the best do the best lb corp and a top 5 secondary. I believe Baltimore is close behind us but their dl and lbs aren't as good they do not have the pass rushers we have or the tackling or speed at lb. their safety reed is better but I think their 2nd 3rd CBS are worse. Houston is a top 5 defense and so is Pitt but Pitt has average CBS and their dl isn't that good at all and phi has potential as do the giants.
baltimore has better individual players, where we have a better all-around team.
suggs > aldon (for now)
reed > goldson (similar playstyles but of course reed hands down)
although ray lewis is like 100 years old..hes still a BEAST. i'd take ray over ANY LB besides willis.
haloti ngata is the same deal. i'd take him over anyone but justin smith.
also, if you check the stats they are WAY ahead of us in terms of passing D (which is our biggest flaw on D) so i think its incorrect to say they have better pass rushers.. that CB #21 is a BEAST on the ravens too. i think his name is ladarius webb (sp?)