Thread Number 10,245 on how much the defense sucks. One thing I do not get about this D, and this has nothing to do with the pre season, is that they never force the issue. They only play that sit back and react mode, and good teams pick them apart. They never force the issue, gone are the exotic blitz and cover schemes, the tight coverages, etc. I understand they have never been an attacking D, and they would give up yardage, and than tighten up in the red zone, etc. But since their Red Zone D is so bad right now, you think BB would try and attack more. If you make a mistake at least make a mistake big, these 10 play 80 yard drives, where teams just methodically move up and down the field has got to stop. I would rather give up a 60 yard TD on an aggressive play, than these long drives all game. It seems the only way this Pats D can stop a good offense, is to hope for a WR to drop a ball or a offensive penalty, or the RB misses the wide open gaping hole. The D never stops a good offense. The Pats will have good team defense numbers, cause they will kill the bad teams, and their O will control the clock in a lot of games, they will break out to a few big leads , where the other team is in a pass only mode. But in any game where their is a good QB, or a defense that keeps the Pats O to score less than normal, the Pats have no shot at winning.