See, our defense was very much the same in 2001 as it was in 2002 and 2003, which was my point. Fox took an awful team, and turned them around. Rivera has a talented team, and..we may be picking first this year in the draft..
Fox simply added the right kind of offense in 2003....
The 2002 D and ST were also better than anything Rivera has. In 2003 Fox simply added the complimentary offense to a strong D and ST.
Carolina had very very good D in 2002. #2 ranked D despite a weak O.
Carolina wasn't awful in 2002. Offense was just fixed from 2002 to 2003