Originally Posted by flwelshman
And, until Revis was injured, they had two pro bowl caliber CBs...not just Revis. I'm clearly not saying we can't use CB help. What I am saying is that if you don't allow the opposing QB all day to throw he's not going to beat mediocre CBs, like the Steelers have had for ages. And, even the Jets did not have a top 10 3rd down defense, albeit 11th. The point is you're not going to get two pro bowl CBs in all likelihood in the draft or FA...but you could very well come up with a true pass rushing threat that significantly cuts into the number of these bogus stats. They don't take into account who the WR is the DB is covering either. There's just so much wrong with these stats that it's not even funny. Sean Smith is rated as a crappy CB in these stats, but he's going to get a big payday in FA because he lined up against the best WR for the other team.
I don't understand why you're so miffed about these stats, but they generally show that Cason and Jammer weren't too great, as if that wasn't obvious to us already.
A good pass-rush will help the secondary just as a good secondary will help the pass-rush. If we can get CBs who aren't too slow or lost in coverage, so much that they can function in man, well, it'll free up other players and improve the pass-rush.
It's not one or the other, it's both.