Originally Posted by Lucky
Really? The defense finished in top 10 in both yards allowed and yards per rush. By that criteria, most of the league has a bad run defense.
This has been brought up time and again; but there does seem to be this perception.
We were strong at stopping the run on the outside and we got good support from Quin. But we did get beat handily by N.E.; who got 122 yards from 24 rushing attempts and a 5.1 average.
Like I mentioned before, it's not so much the regular season - we are a playoff caliber team. It's getting over that next hump and beating the elite teams.
We are weak up the middle - NT, ILB and SS. We didn't adequately address any of these needs in the draft. That's OK, we really strengthened ourselves everywhere else and we're going to be better this year. We'll have to see how Wade addresses the middle this coming season. Cush, when he's back 100%, will make a big difference. And we'll have to see if Reed moves inside.
I'm ready for football.