Originally Posted by WolverineFan
Totally agree. I don't see what the fuss is about really. I assume it's just because we don't have a 330 lb guy in the middle. Mitchell played well last year and Cushing will be back this year. That alone improves the rush defense.
The real issues were Safety play and the non-Watt pass rush. And that's what we addressed in the draft.
What the fuss is about is advancing in the playoffs and getting to the Super Bowl.
Offensively, you attack sub-defenses by going into a hurry-up offense and not giving your opponent time to substitute, creating mis-matches. We have to be able to defeat elite teams by staying in our base defense much more and not depending on the sub-defenses.