Originally posted by cciowa:
it should be very very scary that one person or the lack of one person can have such a negative impact on our team. aldon needs to get in better shape, he needs to learn to not be so dependent on justin. the team needs depth on the line,, they needed last year but it was ignored. also i think the coaches did a bad job of using our talent like willis and bowman. i think we could have easily brought them with pressure much more than what we did. i think this should have been done in the super bowl. what the hell good is it to have two pro bowl guys setting around playing checkers in pass coverage. sure that is important but i think they could have been used a bit more than what they were
This. We didn't know it, but we were one injury from being a mediocre D?? I don't blame Baalke. The conventional wisdom was get Alex more weapons and if we can bring the D back intact, we're good. Our top 3 picks offense. Most FA's to offense. Even our beat writers acknowledging going pat with our defense was a bit risky. 2011 injuries - not significant. 2012 injuries - might have cost us a Super Bowl.
Now it is time to focus on bolstering the D.