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#1 JoeyFlex5

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:52 PM

What do you expect defensive rankings to look like this year and where do we fit in?

I'm going with:
1. SF
2. Sea
3. Car
4. Undecided between us, Stl, And Cle.

Pitt May even be pushing themselves back into the top 5 if the secondary performs well.
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#2 redrum52

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:00 PM

Carolina wont finish top 5. Bucs will be improved as will every geam in their division offensively. Their secondary is still weak and their offense will probably be worse, keeping their defense on the field more. Could see the Bengals making top 5 or us if our offense plays up to par. Have to see injuries and final rosters.
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:03 PM

I think the best defenses on paper are

1. Seattle
2. SF
3. Cincinatti
4. Buffalo
5. Denver
6. St. Louis
7. Carolina
8. Baltimore
9. Arizona
10. Cleveland
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:08 PM

Ravens will be the number one defence in Baltimore.
Bet on it!
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:52 AM

Better watch out the cowboys defense might surprise you. I can see them going top 5. ;)


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NebraskaRavensFan44, on 12 May 2014 - 08:54 AM, said:snapback.png

 

I guess Kamar Aiken and Gerrard Sheppard get no love.

 

Not much question that they're pretty much camp bodies.

 

 


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:07 AM

6th-8ish 4th at best

1st when we promote Spags
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:40 AM

The problem is Suggs and Ngata getting injured halfway through every season. If there were no such thing as injuries, we could have the best defense, or at least top 3.

 

Jimmy and Webb are one of the best CB duos.

Elam should play great as the new leader of the secondary and at SS, his true position.

Mosley, Smith and Brown could maybe the best group of 3 ILBs in the league (albeit based on the lofty OTA expectations for Brown)

Suggs and Doom are one of the league's top 5 or so best pass-rushing duos.

The defensive line is deep and looks great at rushing the passer. Upshaw, McPhee, Tyson, KLM and Jernigan all are proven players or exceeded expectations in minicamp/OTAs and they present a mix of pass-rushing and run-stopping stengths.

 

Overall, we've stacked the defense so they better perform well. The only questions are Darian Stewart at FS (although he's looked good so far) and Brandon Williams possibly at NT. Slot CB could be a question, but of the group we now have, I'm sure someone is adequate.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:03 AM

By the end of the season the Cardinals had the best defense I think. I was so impressed with them, so tough, so disciplined. I think they'll be top 5 for sure, probably top 3. Cleveland looks very solid, young and talented, probably top 5. The Jets could be a top 3 defense. We're gonna be right in that mix, I see us in the top 3 as well. But that's all just based on what we see on paper, speculation. We'll see what happens in the regular season.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:36 AM

After all that Ozzie invested in the defense, especially the draft, I'd be seriously disappointed with anything less than top 5.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:41 AM

Total D? Who cares. I just hope we are near the top in points allowed.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:48 AM

Too many question marks for me to project.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:57 AM

If our year 2 guys show up, this defense can really bring it to another level.   We were amazing for the 1st half of all the games last season.  We just didn't have enough young guys to replace the tired/exhausted vets after going 3&out for so long.  


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:49 AM

With less turnover and more synchronisity I can see us vaulting into the top 10. Of course you got to watch out for the injury bug.


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#14 JoeyFlex5

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:52 AM

By the end of the season the Cardinals had the best defense I think. I was so impressed with them, so tough, so disciplined. I think they'll be top 5 for sure, probably top 3. Cleveland looks very solid, young and talented, probably top 5. The Jets could be a top 3 defense. We're gonna be right in that mix, I see us in the top 3 as well. But that's all just based on what we see on paper, speculation. We'll see what happens in the regular season.

i will admit that they totally slipped my mind and i think they belong in the top 10 projections without a doubt. the cardinals i mean, not so sure about the jets.


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#15 JoeyFlex5

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:54 AM

Carolina wont finish top 5. Bucs will be improved as will every geam in their division offensively. Their secondary is still weak and their offense will probably be worse, keeping their defense on the field more. Could see the Bengals making top 5 or us if our offense plays up to par. Have to see injuries and final rosters.

good points but i still think their front 7 is just plain scary and i think it will be enough to put them up near the top, if not top 5 ill say definitely top 10.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

I think the best defenses on paper are

1. Seattle
2. SF
3. Cincinatti
4. Buffalo
5. Denver
6. St. Louis
7. Carolina
8. Baltimore
9. Arizona
10. Cleveland

 

I don't agree with BUF that high, but then again, I do think they will surprise a lot of people this year. I think they'll be a top 10 defense


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:44 AM

So tough to say, with all these young guys starting for us....

 

if Brandon Williams plays the way he is showing us right now what he is capable of, Elam progresses, and Mosely and Jernigan are as good as most of us think he is, this might be the best defense in football. We'd have the best front seven in the NFL, two shutdown CBs and an enforcer at SS.

 

But....what are the odds that at least one of those guys either disappoints us or gets hurt?

 

I do think there is ZERO excuse not to be top 5 this year, especially considering that our schedule is a little lighter than normal


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:01 PM

I don't agree with BUF that high, but then again, I do think they will surprise a lot of people this year. I think they'll be a top 10 defense


Buffalo is stacked defensively. Last year they were 10th overall and 4th against the pass. They had 57 sacks last and have a good young secondary. The only problem is stopping the run, but if they can become average in that area they should be very scary. Jim Schwartz is a good DC too.
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

Cards should be top 10 but missing Washington will hurt.
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Buffalo is stacked defensively. Last year they were 10th overall and 4th against the pass. They had 57 sacks last and have a good young secondary. The only problem is stopping the run, but if they can become average in that area they should be very scary. Jim Schwartz is a good DC too.

Mario Williams will be better as a 4-3 DE. Jarius Byrd may be missed however.


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