Originally posted by niners4lyfe:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
I thought about creating a thread like this today with a little different spin.
I was thinking: What would it take to be considered a legendary defense?
Like: The Steele Curtain, Purple People Eaters, Monsters of the Midway, Ravens 2000 and so on? Do we need multiple Bowls? Some high profile records? At least the most dominant defense for a few seasons? We just missed it last year, edged out by the Steelers (Points per Game).
SuperBowl ring(s) AND longevity. I think in this modern age of high octane offenses, our defense could be among the best in nfl history.
While I think our defense is elite, I'm not sure its historically good yet. That Ravens D of 2000 was so good it was like an offense. The way I remember it, teams were affraid to put there O on the field in fear of a turnover. I even think the Ravens O was worst than ours last year.
Our D still has an element of bend but dont break. Teams still march on us, but they stall in the redzone, because we are just so darn fast and completly shutdown the run.