Basically what I'm saying is the defense is so bad, that you can't possibly blame them for losing based on their talent level. Most of these guys are career backups or depth guys, they shouldn't be starting full games and full seasons like they have. When you start over half the defense with guys like these, what do you expect? Did you really expect the defense to be great or even average? I seriously doubt it. Luck and this offense for the most part are average to solid starters. They have to pick up the slack, and they weren't even doing that most of the time. Early on in games, we were behind a large majority of the time. That's putting even more pressure on an already terrible defense. You can say the defense does that to Luck as well. Well, the defense just isn't talented enough, Andrew Luck and the offense is. They have to pull their weight, and they are the only ones capable of it. Maybe if the rookies and FA's work out it'll be different this year, but if Luck continues to get off to slow starts, it still won't make a difference, especially against elite opponents.
Yes, the playbook choices by chud are horrible, but even that doesn't excuse struggling vs weaker opponents. We need to fix the slow starts above anything else.