Originally posted by ninerfan4life:I think this Defense will be better than the 2011 defense
I think that ceiling is possible but only when the entire gang is back and we stay healthy (Bowman, Aldon, Cowboy gives us one more above average to elite year).
Our DL depth is bananas. Going to give us many rotational opportunities so we can rest guys like Justin and Ray Mac. If they perform as well as they look currently on paper, they'll be every QB and OC's nightmare.
We have the best starting LB corps in the league, all four are All Pro and Pro Bowl caliber players. And the depth behind them in Wilhoite, Skuta and Borland is nothing to sneer at either. Can't wait til Bow returns. And Brooks seems to get better and better every year.
There's question marks and legitimate concerns with our secondary but if our Dline and pass rush plays to their potential, I wouldn't worry about them one bit. Besides, I think the youth, athleticism, playmaking ability, and size of this new group is being greatly underestimated and overlooked. I think they can surprise people next year.
Dayum, our defense could be downright scary going into the playoffs.