Originally Posted by Future
That number would be way, way different if Lee, Carter, and even Church were playing.
Yes, but the same GM chose to draft two ILBs with college injury histories and have them man the middle.
The same GM pinned the hopes on the other safety positon on a UDFA in Barry Church who never had started a game before. He was considered borderline too slow to play the position BEFORE he blew his achilles.
The vast hole in the middle of the defense cannot be attributed <entirely> on bad luck -- this is how Jerry chose to build the defense.