Our defense was TREMENDOUS in the regular season last year. Arguably the best we have ever had, evidenced by the Franchise Record for fewest points allowed. We led the league in defensive TDs allowed, were near the top vs the run, and good against the pass overall (statistically, but much better than good overall, since 12-4 teams usually lead in games and allow more passing yards because of it). However, our season ended because our defense was putrid in the AFCC. Does this mean we have a great D that had a bad day? Or does this mean you overhaul the D? To use an analogy if we had a Championship team with a QB who choked in big games, we would replace the QB. Has our D evolved into 'good stats' but they choke in big spots, and in big games? Or is the answer somewhere in between?