I think this defense needs to be mated with an offense that can score on a two-minute drive or convert a FD to end a game. It needs our offense to be good enough to end the first half or the game with the ball.
It cannot be counted on to get any sort of critical stop against playoff caliber offenses. That's why, IMO, it is not a playoff caliber defense.
If we score 24 pts against a playoff caliber team, that opponent will probably score 25 pts.
That was the Dungy D described more than this Gus Bradley D, built to stop the pass. I agree to disagree.
I am not saying the talent addition is sufficient on the D. I am just saying it is good enough to be a wild card playoff team caliber D with a competent offense that puts up close to mid 20s in points consistently. Most here will agree with me than you.