some turnovers and sacks, the body of work for this position has been inconsistent.
Never thought we'd say it ... but this team really did miss Ken Hamlin. It misses a guy that not only got the players lined up correctly - something we obviously took for granted - but Hamlin wasn't allowing many deep balls.
Go up and down the depth chart, with the backups, too. Nobody on this defense has really met expectations this year.
The Pro Bowlers - Ware and Ratliff - have had better years. Obviously, the three other players who have made Pro Bowls - Terence Newman, Keith Brooking and Jenkins - have seen better years.
So the players have underachieved. That led to a midseason coaching change. And they've allowed more points than any other defense in franchise history.
You guys don't need me to reiterate how disappointing this defense has been. Really just pointing out that it very well could go down as the worst they've ever had here.
And the numbers are there to prove it.