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The assumption about our defense in 2011

I had to point out that we had the worst defense in franchise history because of points. Yes our defense was terrible. No doubt about it. Its assumed that we gave up all these points because of our defense failing us, and yes in coverage there were times we were beat. Not true all of the time. The majority of the defensive failures were because of the inability to stop the run, and tackle which caused short passes to turn into long plays. .

Lots of points given up on offense or special teams turnovers are accounted for as well. And if they weren't turnovers for points the defense had to defend a short field alot of the time. Lets not forget that we were 21st against the pass and 32nd in the league against the run. Its been a few games where our defense has kept us in the games but we just couldn't score on offense. Titans, Lions, and Bears games are examples.

So for those who keep saying that we need a CB because our defense was so terrible, keep in mind that is not the case. We are needing a CB because we are potentially losing 2 CB's. If Aqib Talib weren't going to jail we would not make Morris Claiborne a "necessary pick". And if Ronde Barber weren't retiring we definitely wouldn't be drafting a CB that high. So in closing remember what the real reason why our defense sucked, and what the real weakness IS on defense.

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