That was my take last year, when I had high hopes Herremans would do well, and Thorton and Holmes would mature. I was wrong, and Luck can't afford another year of running for his life and battling through injuries because he is poorly protected.
Not to be too pragmatic, but bad D causes hurt pride, bad O line causes hurt players.
I'm anxious to see the D get better after YEARS of embarrassing play, but not at the cost of addressing the O-line's woes.
PLEASE, Jim, Ryan, et al... protect the franchise.