Re: What is the Defense Missing?
Look up the ages of our starting defense. I am guessing that the average is way below the league average for good starting defenses. And that a lot of these guys wouldn't be starters on other teams.
That being said, I think the people who are harsh on Richard Smith are looking at his body of work with the Texans. That a lot of times the team doesn't look well coached--that the pass rush looks mechanical and the secondary looks like a Chinese fire drill. And that you wondering what his defense is supposed to look like and whether he is acquiring the right people for that sort of defense or developing them properly.