Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I agree, and I'm not blaming anyone. I sure didn't see this D falling apart like it did. I really didn't foresee Peppers collapse. I still have a hard time accepting it. Now that the season is over and I can just calm down and reflect a bit about the team, I do get the feeling we may not be able to completely fix the D in one off-season. Sure, it's possible to be significantly better this coming season, but I think it will be 2015 (at best) before the defense is really really solid again. And by solid, I don't mean top-5 like the Lovie years......I don't expect that to happen, but rather just being a top-10 defense. I'd love to see that happen by 2015. Even with a team focused primarily on offense, I'm still hoping we can rebuild the defense to be a top-10ish unit.