As the days creep closer 4 the Cowboys season opener against the Jets the more and more I continue to worry about our D. In the pre-season our defense hasn't shown us anything that makes me believe we are gonna be any better then last years embarrassing defense.
The more I imagined our defense the more I was really believing there was no way we would be able to make the playoffs. Until I remembered the 2009 Super Bowl Champs. The Saints..The first thing I did was go back and check there Stats for the 2009 season. As you would imagine they were 1st in total offense, 4th in passing, 10th in rushing, and 1st in scoring. I knew they had one of the best offenses that year if not the best but that is not what I wanted to see.
I wanted to see how they were on the defensive side of the ball. So I went and checked and what I saw shocked me! They were 25th in total D! I never remembered them to be that bad whenever I saw highlights of the Saints I always saw Ints returned 4 TDs or a big time sack or stop in the 4th qtr when they needed it.
See even thought they were 25th in total D they were 3rd in INTs and lead the league in fumbles and INTs returned for touchdowns. They were a defense that made the big play and got stops when they needed them. There offense did the rest of the work.
The model of the 2009 Saints is what I believe gives us the best chance of being successful this season. I totally believe our offense is gonna be top 3 in the league if not 1st. Its gonna be up to our defense to make the big play and gets stops when we need them. Can they do that I don't know but we will find out very soon.
P.S. If this sucks and the first comments say its stupid can the Mods take it down to spare me the embarrassment lol!!