In response to digger0862's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
Where do the Falcons rate in the EZ? Where have they ranked in the RZ, going back to last year?
How many of the D's EZ stops have been actually stops and not unforced errors?
I'm not going to bother researching that, since apparently stats don't matter, but my eyes tell me.....less than half. And my eyes tell me that there is ONE guy, playing out of his mind.
The others, not so much.
I don't wear glasses . I used to, but got lasix 3-4 years ago.
I don't wear glasses either. Discount the Pats defense at your own risk. Receivers get open almost every play in every game in the NFL. Matt Schaub just put up 355 yards on the Seahawks' vaunted defense.
I don't care if the Patriots have a super bowl defense. I do care if they have a super bowl team. Looking good so far.
With all due respect, I see no risk in discounting the D.
I actually hope you are right, against better judgement.
But my problem is, the eggs all in one basket.
What happens when Talib (the only guy with picks and most of the PD's) gets injured or teams stop throwing his way and try to beat them with their 2's thru infinity?
Atlanta tried, but didn't have the guns.
They have typically been great in taking out teams #1's (by design) but been abysmal with the 2's and beyond. (STAT) That's a depth and talent issue.
See SB 42 & 46 for proof. Both SB teams. I see some improvement. But is it enough?
We shall see.