Just with our secondary and lack of pass rush...what leads you to believe this defense will force punts on a regular basis?
(serious question. No attitude from me. I feel like I have to explain that because everything turns into a pissing match on here)
I feel your pain, I really can empathize with you. I too once felt the way you do. Hellz, many feel this way. There are however, ways of overcoming this afliction if you are willing to admit you could be off the mark. For instance, some folks take to believing some of the kids have taken a step forward. There has been growth, it has been mentioned. For what its worth.
Another method I use is to allow myself to believe that the starting unit this year, is vastly different from the one that finished last year. Beason and Edwards are back. Keek and Norman have Flashed. That alone is four new starters. Add in that Kamakazi guy, I'm embarassed to admit I don't remember his name, may be a fifth starter. That is damm near half the D.
One last little tidbit that may ease your suffering. Rivera has pledged a more hands on approach with the D. And has been pretty candid about being pleased with how the team responded to his, beginning of the week address. This team seems to have regained its focus.
So with that in mind, I like to think that this years D CAN be much improved.
If my giddy says its so. Believe it mferz. And GOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!