Originally Posted by AJ-80
I don't think people expected our defense to change the way it did by losing Mario Williams. He was a HUGE factor, more than people gave him credit for at the time.
Many people don't want to admit it, but we knew.
But hey, we did address it.
As long as either Brooks Reed or Connor Barwin were able to repeat their success, we would have been ok. In case neither of them were able to produce, we drafted the best pass rusher at our spot.... or so they say.
We had three reasons to believe our outside rush would be sufficient & failed on all three.
Luckily Jj Watt surpassed all expectations.