An improved running game would go a long way into keeping the defence rested.
But I wouldn't want to restrict the O from making big plays just to keep the defence 'rested'. I'd rather score 7 points in a minute long drive than 3 in a 5 minute drive
It's flawed. For one you don't even know what the defense will look like and you're asking us to assume it will be a bad weak link. If you used this logic last year you got hit quickly with the reality that the offense was the weak link. For two the goal of the offense is to score points regardless of the defense. The mindset you are presenting says "Let's not perform to our maximum ability" so that we can "protect" our D from under performing. That in itself will cause the offense to perform poorly which puts pressure on the defense anyway. And again we haven't played any regular season games to know what the D will look like. It's all based on invalid assumptions.
If more players get hurt then it may come to that. When close to fully healthy though, I think the defense will surprise a lot of people. I don't think we'll have to gameplan the offense to protect the defense. The offense just needs to be at least semi competent in terms of sustaining drives
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