Originally posted by toppdogg32:
Do any of you think an elite defense (Ravens, Texans, Pitt) would have let the likes of Kle Rudolp and Ponder spill their guts on the field like that ?? Im just asking, b'cuzz people always say our defense is elite, but 1- were not the #1 defense in the league, 2- Athletic TE's give use problems, and 3- Unhearalded QB's give us fits !! and Sanchez/T-Bow are looming
This is ridiculous. The Texans have played Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Tannehill, and the enigma that is Peyton Manning. For the 47th time, the Ravens lost to Blaine Gabbert last year and Ponder in 2nd year >>>>> Gabbert in 1st year. So is the Ravens defense not elite? The Steelers just gave up 34 points and lost to the Raiders who could EASILY be worse than the Vikings this year. Hell, they needed a last second FG to beat Curtis Painter and Kerry Collins last year:
The Ravens lost to Michael Vick and the Eagles who looked TERRIBLE in their 2 other games, so is the Ravens defense not elite? Was the 2000 Ravens defense not elite because they lost to Jay Fiedler and Kordell Stewart?
Athletic tight ends give us problems? Ya, you're right, we must be the only team who Jimmy Graham, etc. plays well against. You're right. All the other good defenses can shut him down.
Let's just conveniently ignore that he also had a 100 yard day with a touchdown against the Texans D last year. Your double standards are out of control. Ya I'm sure if a guy like Gronkowski played the Steelers he'd be held to -3 catches for -25 yards or something. Oh no wait, he averaged over 90 yards last year in his 2 games vs. Pittsburgh and Baltimore. So clearly athletic TE's give the defenses you refer to as elite problems too.
Unheralded QB's always give us fits? Find me another team outside the 2007 Patriots who went all year without losing at least once to an unheralded QB. And ya, we must suck against them. That must be why Tarvaris Jackson, Josh Freeman, Colt McCoy, John Beck, AJ Feeley, etc. all smacked us around last year, oh wait...
This post is too moronic for me to continue bashing it to pieces lol