Well, the good news is we’ve avoided the, uh nevermind. Don’t want to tempt fate. Word out of camp is that the defense is ahead of the offense. Which to me is a good thing because our defense has been a problem these last few seasons.
Granted, they are practicing against us so it’s hard to gauge how bad the offense really is, or how good the defense really is. This is akin to the 49ers back in the day when they were preparing for Super Bowl XXIV. Sure, Miami was a juggernaut on offense, but we were pretty damn good ourselves.
Miami’s defense however, was not very good, so for the Dolphins to be practicing against a subpar defense i felt, put Miami at a disadvantage as the 49ers were practicing against a top 5 defense. So, if our offense could move on our defense in practice, we would smoke the Dolphins in the game. Which we did.
Does that apply now? Well, the hope is that our defense has raised its game to the point where the offense really needs to get better to be able to hold its own against our improved defense.
Either that, or our offense is so inept that the defense isn’t really special, just playing against a bunch of stiffs.
I doubt that is the case, because even with Nick Mullens and The Beater, the team wasn’t wholly inept on offense last year, but the defense sure was. Anyhow, onward to the preseason!