Originally posted by InHarbsWeTrust:
Originally posted by jreff22:
The D was ranked in the top 5 in almost every category this year.....far from poor.
How many comebacks did Alex have last year?
How was the D in the last 5 games of the season?
The D gave up 34, 42, 31, 24, 34 points in 5 of the last 6 games (there was a pick 6 and a KR in there somwhere). Is that top 5 to you, sir?
Our D took advantage of weaker offensive teams. Good offensive teams did quite well.
As far as Smith's comebacks... where were they this year? Still, Colin's have been far more impressive since he had to come back from larger scores under tougher circumstances against better defenses and actually had to push the ball downfield and use his legs whereas Smith was able to use the running game and a record breaking kicker to help him.
There is no one on this planet besides the few that live on this board that think Alex could come back against Atlanta or Baltimore...those games would have been blowouts IMO just like the Giants game this year. Smith has not done well against good defenses.
34, 24, 31, 13, 42 were the last 5 games.
3 of the last games were against playoff and obviously SB will caliber teams...they will score.
Do you not see what you are doing now? First Alex could only win with good ST and D. Now the D is only good when they play bad offenses in your eyes. Are you that biased that you can only give credit to 1 player on the team?
Because Alex didn't have to come back from being down that much this year it means he cant do it now? But Colins were prettier to you so it means they are just better.....riiiight. Had Akers made those kicks I bet you would be giving credit to Colin for beating the Rams as well right....because when he gets help it doesn't count?
How many really good D's has Colin played against? Baltimore was a loss, Sea was a loss, even the Rams was a loss. From where I am sitting he doesn't do very well against them either.