The defense is still what's holding this team from getting back to the Super Bowl
While I agree, I think people tend to overlook how incredibly inconsistent the offense was last year. While the defense was absolutely terrible, the offense didn't help them one bit.
Take a look at a few games:
Washington: the offense absolutely died while RG3 and company kept piling on point after point. By the time Drew got it in gear, it was too late.
Carolina: pick 6 killed any and all momentum we had. defense got torn up that day, but IIRC, it was only a one score difference in the end.
Chiefs: After going up 24-6 at one point, the offense once again absolutely falls apart. Chiefs chip away with only FG's to come back and win.
49rs: The defense was actually doing a pretty great job at containing the Kap attack until the devestating pick 6 to end the half. Another pick 6 in that game and theres 14 spots spotted to the opposing team. and it's pretty near impossible to throw points up to come back against a defense like that.
Falcons: this was a pretty terrible offensive performance. dropped TD's, flags taking away TD's, Brees throwing 5 picks. and guess what, the final score was only a difference of 10 points. Defense more than held their own trying to keep us in that game
Buccaneers: Defense absolutely dominated throwing a shutout
Panthers: Defense even had the all-elusive pick 6 against Cam but the offense just couldn't keep up.
All in all, I'm not sitting here saying they don't deserve most of the bashing they got, but people need to take a look at the offense as well. They were sooooo horribly inconsistent. Obviously that can mostly be attributed to SP being gone, and I can only hope him being back with help both sides of the ball
This post was edited on 6/30 at 7:05 pm