True. But that is how this team is built. You can't dump most of your resources and attention into your basement at the expense of upgrading your kitchen---and then expect your less than stellar kitchen to sell your house when it is on the market. You put money into your basement in order to get a return--- We should continue to get a return out of our defense and stop acting like our offense is fit or in any position to stop teams like the Packers. It is our defense's job to stop the Packer's offense and in recent years we have done quite a bit to make sure that they do.
lol nope. This team is build around our defense. The day we start depending on this offense to win playoff games is the day we are a quick exit. This nonsense that the offense needs to protect the defense is hilarious. We have a defensive Head coach and have a number of high first round defensive players, and have spent a great deal to acquire defensive talent. The offense's sole job is to not turn the ball over and otherwise stay out the way of the defense.
The difference between GB and CAR is that the Packers have repeatedly and continues to invest in the offensive side of the football (and they have the best QB I have ever witnessed). But mostly they make it a point to supply the offense, within reason, whatever it needs to succeed. A short while ago, when Rodgers first assumed the starting role, GB had a terrible o-line . Know what the Packers did? They used their resources to rebuild the offensive line into one of the league's best...while adding pieces to the TE/WR positions.
The Panthers just made a trade for Allen. Why? Because the Panthers saw a need on the D-Line and moved immediately to fill it. The Panthers are fully committed to ensuring that unit is as strong as possible. The same cannot be said for the WR or even the O-line (which is fine). So we as fans need to understand that this front office is interested in building this team as a low scoring, defensive-first oriented team. And we should also stop blaming the offense (or any of the players) for not being Green Bay. If we want to be Green Bay and move the ball like Green Bay...we have to allocate resources as Green Bay...otherwise we should expect non-Green Bay offensive results. And we should also stop complaining when we have just 17 points on the scoreboard late in the 4th quarter.
Our offense need not respond to anything. We are not built around our offense...we are built around our defense. The offense needs to continue to limit turnovers and score when they get opportunities. For all the effort and time this front office has put into that side of the ball, including our Head Coach having this job for being a defensive genius, we cannot afford to have that unit have an off day. We will go as far as they carry us. One day soon, my hope is that the Huddle will realize that in May this team is constructed around the defense therefore we have to depend on them come October.
I think this deserves more discussion. Luck was drafted No. 1 overall...the Colts very next pick used was his college roommate at Stanford. Prior to the draft they made sure to retain Reggie Wayne and go get Bruce Arians as OC. The next season they added more of his college teammates and hired his college OC as their new OC. Of course, they have continued to give Luck everything he could ever want adding more WR help, crafting the offensive around what he likes to do, etc. When his starting RB went down, the Colts immediately sent a No. 1 pick to Cleveland for a RB that was a top 10 pick just the season prior (I know that RB was a bust but is they at least tried)...They acquired a Pro Bowl offensive lineman from Philly during Free Agency...Acquired Johnson and Gore... Who doubts after this season, if need be, the Colts will dump the likes of Gore and Johnson and some-what expensive defensive pieces in order to get Luck more Pro Bowl Tackles and Guards? From the very start, the Colts have done everything in their power to make Luck comfortable and individual successful on paper. Not stating an opinion on the approach, but the Panthers almost gone in the opposite direction with Newton.
Ah yes. The great Huddler is here to proclaim how one Andrew Luck doesn't have great weapons...while all off season claiming that the Panthers have good offensive personnel... Methinks if one Andrew Luck was in Carolina surrounded by what Newton is surrounded by currently the same poster will be ready stage a sit-in until the Panthers front office spent the entire draft on offense...
Meanwhile, this entire off season these same morons urged the Colts to back up the Brinks truck to pay him $50 million a year. Could you imagine if Newton had 1/10 the talent surrounding him offensively as the Colts? The Panthers wouldn't draft another offensive player for the rest of Newton's career and many in the Huddle would agree!
The same nimrods that claim that the Panthers have done more than enough to surround Newton with talent...will turn around and scream everyday about the lack of offensive weapons surrounding Luck. Let's be real, if Luck were here, I am not sure the Panthers front office could get away with allocating as much resources into the defense and keeping Shula as OC. The local media and fan base would not stand for it and Luck's father would probably have taken legal action against the Panthers by now.
Once again, where the hell were you in the off season: at the start of free agency and the draft; DEMANDING that the Panthers do more than just acquire a second round WR or bring in a Kick off return specialist? Again, (idiotic) Panthers fans complaining in September when the games begin DEMANDING our offense score more than 24 points, but are COMPLETELY silent (even mocking) Panthers fans who DEMAND upgrades to the offense when something ACTUALLY can be done. If you didn't say anything in March, April, and May...STFU now.
Will you people please shut up. If you wanted an explosive offense you should have been complaining about Panthers only adding a second round WR to a mediocre offense last year. Every year it is the same thing. Complain about the offense in September. Act like the offensive personnel is great in March and April.
The point is that the Colt's fan base do not see their front office go offense year after year and then EXPECT their defense to lead the way. We, on the other hand, see our front office year after year shift resources into the defense then EXPECT our offense to lead the way and complain about the offense when we fail to outright win games where the opponent scores into the 30s. See last year vs. Cinn.
The disturbing part is that we are once again going into a season with a rookie WR as the No. 1. This time the rookie is a second round pick. Maybe next year we can really do big things and go in with an undrafted rookie as the No. 1. And this rookie hasn't even been healthy enough to play in the last two pre-season games so he will go in with zero live action with his QB. Finally (as was the case with Benjamin), for all we know, Funchess is a complete and utter bust. We are just assuming that he is better than what we have but who knows...he might be worse.