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Now that we are getting a glimmer of what this offense will look like, please share your opinion of what will be stronger, the O or the D this coming season.
I'll go first and say the offense will be fine. I am more concerned about us getting pressure on the quarterback, our linebacker play in general and our back 4's ability to cover receivers.
D, without question. Solid rotation up front, attacking style. It runs the risk of maybe giving up some big plays, but will also force opposing offenses into some mistakes. Our offense will likely look decent because of great field position and some tired Ds in the 4th quarter, but it will be the D. Depth on the DL (ultra critical), speed and experience at LB, and a solid, if not deep secondary. If we truly do attack, I think it's gonna be a very exciting season.
As for O, I think we will still be more of a deliberate, pound it up the middle this year before we get some additional speed in here for 2013 and beyond. Still concerned about the youth and lack of depth at WR (I know we have bodies, but do we have good route runners who can put pressure on the D and get separation? I'm skeptical). I also am still not sold on the OL, which is where it all starts. I like that the new coaches are thinking outside the box with respect to moving bodies around, but at least two of the moves are a big surprise to even Duane. That again makes me a little skeptical - not that the staff is doing something wrong, but skeptical that we truly have the bodies we need up front. Just too many questions that need to be answered on O.
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