CaptainSkybeard wrote:I must be the only one who has been pretty darn unhappy with our defense for a while?
All anyone talks about is how great Seattle's defense is. Is that really true? How many games did the offense lose us vs how many games did the defense lose us? You can really only pin ONE lose on the offense, and that was Week 1.
The fact that Sherman and Thomas, and to a lesser extent Browner, Chancellor, Wagner, Clemons are such amazing individual players has masked the fact that our defense (schematically mostly) has been average at best most of the time. Don't get me wrong, the defense has had some amazing games, but usually against dysfunctional teams.
Clearly our line is the biggest problem followed by the linebackers and don't forget the nickel corner spot.
Wheres the turnovers? Wheres the pass rush? Whats going on with 3rd down?
You can MAYBE pin the Rams game on special teams, no way can you put it on the defense though, essentially gave up 4 field goals, 2 of 58 and 60 yards and the other of 48 yards, despite shortened fields due to 2 interceptions (the third didn't really impact the score in the end).
I think that game is on the offense, moreso than the Arizona game where the defense allowed Kolb to breeze his way to a TD
and someone has to take the blame for SF. No matter how good your defense is, you don't win games when you score 6 points.
Unless you're playing a Charlie Whitehurst/Justin Forsett tag team