cam's Rookie Campaign... offense avg 25 pts a game/ def allows 26 pts a game (6-10 record)
2nd season (The imaginary slump) ... offense avg 22 pts a game/ def allows 22.6 pts a game (7-9 record)
3rd season (The "Maturation").... 23.75 pts a game, def allows 13.1 pts a game)
I put these numbers up here so you guys could see a few things.
1.) The whole idea of Cam "doing it alone" was real. And not all because he had to... but in part because there has been much experimentation about how Cam should be used... And I think Mike Shula is starting to get it.
2.) I love how Stephen A Smith and the others are saying how They're winning because of the defense like its a revelation. Of course we're winning because of Defense! Thats what football is all about... We score and we stop you from scoring... dummies. In season 1 & 2, we were giving up as many points a game as were scoring, and slightly more. This puts too much pressure on a QB to try to win close games. But I think the experience was good for Cam. Against the Patriots, the Niners, and the Dolphins... those are games we would have lost in the past.
3.) The fact that this Defense is playing so many rookies... and is STILL the best D in the league is SCARY! Gettleman is building this team the right way... towards a Superbowl. In 2 years... this D cuts its points allowed in half. And Thats phenomenal.
4.) 2014 Draft Class in my opinion should be about protecting Cam... and WR.