CaptainSkybeard wrote:Nothing else said about the Seahawks was more incongruent with what I was seeing with my eyes than they have an elite defense. Sherman is elite. Browner is good. Earl Thomas is close to being elite. Chancellor is very good. Bobby Wagner has great potential. Red Bryant can occasionally have amazing plays. But elite? Not even close. The run defense was crap most of the season and that's what everyone was taking a out before the season.
Minimal pass rush, save a few nice little streaks here and there. I wonder I'd Irvin might be a bust, but I don't think so yet.
A change at DC doesn't bother me.
This is honestly truth. If we actually had an elite D, no one all year would score more than 14 points on us at home- NO ONE. CL gives our D such a huge advantage. The true test of our team is where we ranked more so on the road...I feel like we are about the 10th best D overall which is heightened to top 2 when we're at home because of what the 12th man does to opposing offenses.
We allowed 18.75 points per game on the road against a far softer schedule as opposed to 11.875 at home with the likes of (GB, Dal, NE)...If we could actually get to a spot where we were elite on D, no one would have a chance at home..ever