I sort of feel that way too. We were 66th in scoring last year, which is terrible when you‘re 36th in yardage.If this comes to pass I think we're better than an 8-4 team. I feel like the offense this year will win games we lost last year even if the defense didn't improve at all. But last year's defense gave as much effort as a woman when she's "not in the mood."
The defense this year is motivated. Even if they miss assignments and aren't perfect fits for the defense b/c it's brand new we'll automatically have moderate improvement over last year. The back 8 in this defense is loaded. It's the front 3 that we need to see before knowing how good we can be. If we have a NT who can hold his own and a DE who can get to the QB we will be conference title contenders.