F1 is way better than NASCAR...
now an F1 package...sign me up!
I'm just saying we either get scored on or get turnovers, nothing in-between. I'd like to see more legit defensive stops, where the pass rush messes up the QB's pass, or a ball gets batted down from a secondary player making a great play.
But I understand your point. Right now, it really is be scored on or get a turnover. And obviously we're not going to get 4-5 turnovers every game so we do need to get some more stops. But I think we should improve. There's quite a bit of talent on the D now so I think its going to be about fixing our communication issues and hoping we can somehow find another safety who can play next to McCourty (hopefully Wilson is able to learn fast and step up).
Also, I'm not really a fan of the zone we've been playing. Hopefully by the end of the year, BB has enough confidence that the secondary can play some man because this zone is just not going to work against the upper echelon QBs.
I also think the offense still has some room to grow as well, which is both an exciting and scary (for the other team) thought. I don't know that the deep ball to Lloyd will ever click but even if it doesn't, Brady's chemistry with Lloyd can still be better (specifically on the outside routes). And of course, we've been playing this whole time without Hernandez, who should also help obviously.
Also, if there's a choice of having these issues now vs. having them later when it really matters, I'm glad we're going through this now, while it can still be fixed. While homefield throughout would be great, it's more important for the team to be playing its best ball going into the playoffs.
I actually wish our D got more respect for it's ability to create turnovers. Every year we're one of the top turnover teams, yet all I ever hear is "Patriot's D sucks"