Perfect example was last year. Brady gets all the credit for leading the Bucs to the SB win. Which he did in changing the culture and playing controlled FB. But everyone knows their D won that game.
You're right, we're a long way from having a dominating defense. And as of right now, we're not even as good as we were last season, with the loss of Autrey, probably Houston, and a few other role players.
You take BPA even if that position is filled. The only exception at QB is if you have a Pro Bowl QB less than a decade into his career. Teams like the Chargers, Cardinals, Cowboys and Chiefs will not draft a QB even if Wilson falls to them. If a player is clearly graded highest at 3T, OG or WLB....you take him if no trade is offered worth considering. A team can’t have too many good players. It works itself out long term.
Good post! People who complain about Ballard should be glad they aren’t Eagles or Texan fans. Sure, you can “buy” a championship team, via FA but I like what Ballard is doing.
There’s question marks on our receivers, CBs and DEs but some of that is health, some experience and just getting better. All three areas could be solid and even a little underrated at times.