Conclusion: we ought to hire that Ryan fellow. The fatter one with long hair. But only for one year.The problem is they don't even need a good defense. They just need a defense that isn't historically bad and is good as something. For instance the Superbowl team's defense wasn't good but they were good at forcing turnovers.
2016: 31st pts 31st Yards
2015: 32nd pts 31st Yards
2014: 28th pts 31st Yards
2013: 4th pts 4th Yards
2012: 31st pts 32nd in Yards
2011: 25th pts 24th Yards
2010: 24th pts 20th Yards
2009: 20th pts 25th Yards
Depends on your definition of what good is. That 2009 defense wasn't all that special in any aspect except one. turnovers. I'd say w/o darren sharper the saints don't go to the sueprbowl. He had 8 ints and 3tds that year. The team as a whole had I think 26 ints. Other than that, it was pretty average.We've had good defenses before. 2009 we led the league in turnovers. 2013 he were the only team with a top 5 offense and top 5 defense. We CAN do it. Just not with 7 of our 11 starters injured.
Wow. That's a shocking record with and without GW.we have had only one legit DC in the Payton era, Gregg Williams
we went 37-11 during his time (that includes 2 season ending losses in which we did not try to win)
57-58 without a legit DC
true, but look again at the offenses we faced in 2013.We've had good defenses before. 2009 we led the league in turnovers. 2013 he were the only team with a top 5 offense and top 5 defense. We CAN do it. Just not with 7 of our 11 starters injured.
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