PJFAN13 wrote:DS1119 wrote: Defense should be one of the best if not best in the league.
The defense that let Christian Ponder (he of the 3-13 Vikings) easily march into FG position the first 3 times he touched the ball - against Buffalo's 1's 5 days ago???
The defense, that for 3 years in a row - ranked last in the NFL, allowing touchdowns 64.4 percent of the time offenses breached their 20-yard line???
The defense that allowed 19 rushing TD's last year???
Should be one of the best in the league? The one being led by ex-Dolphin coach Dave Wannstache? Is ex-Phin Nick Barnett still missing tackles on that D also?
I want what you are smoking my friend!
Maybe you have figured it all out in the offseason - good luck in the opener w/ the Jets -who have scored touchdowns on 13 of their 18 red-zone trips (72.2 percent) against Buffalo the last two seasons.
Wait, on paper with Mario Williams all of the above changes, right?
The D was terrible last season, but marred with injuries and still in transition to what they are now.
The line of M. Williams, K. Williams, Dareus, and Anderson should be able to get pressure on QBs. Especially with the possibility of Moats blitzing. This will provide a cascade throughout the entire defense. A very good, young Defensive Backfield too with Gilmore, A. Williams, Byrd, and Wilson. Hopefully McKelvin can turn the corner, and McGee would provide some great depth if he can be healthy.
Match that with the schedule they have. There are a ton of crappy/inexperienced QBs on there... this defense has the potential to be very good.
I dont think a portion of a preseason game and last season have much validity. Last year, the Bills couldnt even complete a pass in the preseason, it looked like they would go 0-16... and they came out and lit it up the first 5 games.
But proclaiming the defense as 'one of the best, if not the best' is a little presumptuous. I feel the potential is there, but it is guarded optimism.