A lot has been made about our defense either regressing or having lapses, especially against the run. As most of you should know by now, having a great run defense is great and all, because you know the other team is passing. However, even if you know the other team is passing, if you are playing a great passing team like new England saints green bay or nyg they still can pass against you and win by not even attempting to run.
Look at last year, nyg and saints didn't even bother to run much at all against us and did well. Point being.......it's better to be good against the pass than the run. We will be better suited to beat gh nyg or whatever team we play in the playoffs because of our very improved secondary play, even if our pass rush and turnovers are not there. We are still a better overall defense than last year bc we can stop the other teams from passing on us and ultimately winning because of this.
So, please relax with all this defense has regressed talk, or our run defense isn't the best now. Well I'd rather have a top 10 run d and a top 3 pass d and overall d than a first place run d and an above average pass d that causes us to lose in the playoffs to a good qb and offense. Trust me, this is better in the long run if we are going to have to beat the packers giants cowboys bears and ultimately new England or Houston in the playoffs.
What are your thoughts on this?