Originally posted by kray28:
Who's "we" and who's "they"?
Better yet...who do you think you're fooling?
Here's how it is actually: Right now, the Niners are better on both sides of the ball, and we don't need to play grab-ass on defense and dare the refs to flag us for PI. If your defense is better, it's because your team thinks they can cheat the system by daring the refs to call all their blatant holding and grabbing.
Here's the problem though....PED user Browner is out, and the dude replacing him is about 65% as good. That will cost you.
Not so sure about that . . . .
Maxwell has 4 interceptions, 25 tackles and 8 assists compared to Browner's 8 / 18 / 1
Granted, Maxwell has played more (16 games v 8) but, I'd say he's more than 65% as good.
Hawks are 7-1 w/Browner and 7-2 without him.
And then there's Thurmond (who was suspended for 4 games, so almost forgot about him) his numbers are similar to Maxwell's (only one INT but also a TD) but with fewer games (12)