Originally posted by lordfangio:The only problem is we don't play our base defense much anymore. Sopoaga is big-time force in the middle when we do have that personnel on the field, but the question is, how much money is someone worth, even if they play well, when often they're only on the field for 10-15 snaps per game (and sometimes even less than that).
The same base defense that got gashed by the Giants and Seahawks and allowed 100+ to Minnesota?? GOOD running teams have ran on us this year, regardless. Packers and Lions can't run and the Jets and Bills were blow outs and had to stop running. Vikings, Giants, and Seahawks, all solid running teams, did what they wanted on the ground. Our base defense, for whatever reason, is not as good as our "rushing yards per game" show for the reasons listed above