Originally Posted by Rey
Part of that 21 in the first half was due to the offense turning the ball over with their backs against the EZ.
Defense also scored a TD that helped us win.
It's terribly asinine to keep bringing up the defense as they haven't been spectacular, but they haven't been craptacular either.
It's easier for an offense to make up for a bad half than a defense.
If an offense scores 0 points in a half but scores 30 in the other half, well they scored 30 points.
If defense gives up 28 in a half and pitched a shut out for the other, that still shows up as a bad game. Offense can more easily make up for mistakes and people look at the final result and go well we ended up with this.
On defense one slip up by a DB could mean 7. Short of scoring a TD themselves, there's no making up for that. And even then, you can't erase that 7 from the points scored against you.
There are several reasons that the comparisons between the two are silly.
The defense has the ability to put up points by itself irrespective of the offense....So tell me again how it's easier for an offense to make up for a bad 1/2 again?
edit...There's really nothing else to be discussed if you truly believe the bolded.
you guys are trying to have your cake and eat it too.