Originally posted by nflguy49:
I hope we win 53-0 but consider the following:
Which of our corners will keep Dez Bryant from scoring multiple Tds against us? Also, were gonna be without Bowman and Aldon Smith (most likely). We also have a new free safety and several new defensive backs including some rookies.
It could be a shoot out.
Not too worried. Last year we went a few weeks without Aldon and Willis, and still played very good defense. Skuta and Lemonier showed last year they can rotate in and be effective at OLB. Willis is still the best ILB in the game imo. He will keep things from falling apart in the middle.
We have a new strong safety, but he's a grizzled vet. Bethea knows what he's doing. Not worried about him.
Brock and Culliver as full-time starters is a question mark, but there is reason for optimism. Brock was without question our best cover corner last year. Culliver was our best cover corner in 2012 (sans SB, of course). If these dudes play up to their ability, we've upgraded our CB coverage ability imo.
I've also got a great feeling about Ward playing the slot. He's going to be dynamic.