I'd say no, just because I feel like we've become a very balanced team. I do think there has been a let down on defense... especially in terms of run defense. Last years defense was one of the best I've ever seen.
This year our defense gives up a lot of yards (especially against better offenses) but not a lot of points. They are capable adjusting to whatever their opponent gives them and they come up with big plays when it matters most.
What makes us a better team at the end of the day is that our offense has become capable of scoring TDs against any opponent. Not to mention red-zone offense and 3rd down % has improved.
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I think your rose-colored glasses are getting in the way...
Good QB (potential star) + Great RB (Gore is aging and doesn't have his speed of a few years ago) + Elite OL + Good WR core (Crabtree is close to the top 10) + Great TE (but not elite, doesn't have the hands and routes like Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, or Gronk) + Elite Coaching = Really Good offense
I wouldn't even say "Good WR core."
Crabtree is pretty good, Moss has been solid this year but beyond that..........ehhhhhhh
Originally posted by grizzlyadams:
It's frustrating now that the offense has improved, the defense has declined.
my sentiments exactly. although the defense for some reason hasnt been as dominant this year (especially against worthy opponents). It was impressive what the defense did to the giants last year in the championship game. sad that the offense missed the bus altogether in that game
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