Originally Posted by Youngb
I would give the secondary edge to the Texans and give the front 7 edge to the Niners. Yeah, the Niners had 2 pro bowlers in their secondary, but I think their success was more of a result of the ability of our front 7. Last year they were very opportunistic though. As for which is the best, I'll have a homer opinion so I'll just keep it to myself lol.
Imagine your offense with the Niner defense on the same team.
Free Super Bowls for the next 5 years imo.
not a nominee for tops in the league but....
heres an out there one that might show up with a big rebound next year like the Texans did last year. like the texans awful secondary, this team couldnt get ANY pressure after the first few weeks, and it was a fatal flaw. they did a lot to fix that flaw and may see a huge turnaround likewise.
**Swapped coordinators from a guy that was pretty green running players out of position to an experienced DC with a scheme that fits his players
**Added one DE that is absolutely premiere, and a second that had 10 sacks last year, and returning an oft-injured premiere pass rusher that finally had a "successful" surgury that he had been avoiding.
**Returning from injury a former probowl DT with a rookie that played great entering his second year
**Added a top 10 corner to a secondary that normally plays pretty well and includes a former DROY at safety
I think that if healthy the buffalo bills new look defensive line has the potential to make the whole squad look VERY good. starting four being mario williams (nuff said), Kyle williams (probowl DT), Marcell Dareus (3rd pick and successful rookie) and Mark anderson (10 sack season last year). with rotations off the bench of a solid vet in Kelsay, and IF (biiiiiig IF) healthy shawne merriman in a situational pass rush role.
I like the secondary a lot - Gilmore (top ten pick), george wilson (dependable vet playmaker), jairus byrd (young and a game changer), and McGee (very dependable vet when healthy, with Aaron williams at nickel)
the real question mark is the LB'ers. was hard to gauge them in last years 34 behind a beat up line with awful scheme, and DTs being put at OLB.... Morrison and barnett have had a lot of success though.