I wouldn't go that far. If Hardy were playing and CJ wasn't injured you'd be seeing a whole different defense. Injuries/exempt players at a position of strength don't make the philosophy flawed. Was it flawed last year too? We had horrible talent in the secondary and were still the #2 defense.
I am saying, this philosophy worked last year because our front 7 was playing lights out. We still got burned last year when we were not pressuring. My point is we have to address all positions of need. No one foresaw the Hardy drama or the inujries. What about Star? What about the run D? what happened?