What's the best way to win in the NFL?
Dominating Defense? Unstoppable Offence? Balanced Attack?
The first two make sense. Don't try the last.
If you have a dominating defense, you can stop good offenses. Then your worry is whether or not your offense can score any points at all.
If you have an unstoppable Offense, you score at will. You tear up average defenses. You just have to make sure your defense can hold the opposition on those few occasions you can't score.
The best way to have your defense give up the least yards in the NFL... don't let them on the field. A great offense will make a defense better.
THE PROBLEM WITH BEING IN THE MIDDLE
If you try to have balance, rather than excelling at one, you run the risk that excellent defenses wil prevent your offense from scorring. And excellent offenses will walk all over your defense.
In other words, you have a chance of losing every game.
When you excel at once facit of the game, you are going to beat teams that don't match up. With those that do, you may win or lose, but you should be in the game.
I say go for DeCastro at 14. Make the offense excellent. Keep the defense off the field. By all means, make the defense better. But make the offence shine and we should be able to get deep in the playoffs.