This team won 14 games a season ago, despite the defense being decimated by injuries
We all know what happened last season with all the injuries and yet they still won 14 games, including the playoffs. I understand their performance against the Bengals in the playoffs was disheartening but there were many variables that went into that game that we've already discussed. One of the injuries prior to that game was DaQuan Jones too, so again, I understand why fans are so distraught right now.
I am pointing out last season because this year's roster is better, specifically with better depth and some of the incumbent starters taking their game to another level, which we'll get into later but for now, my main point here is how much better the depth is, especially along the defensive line, with the addition of Poona Ford, who has a similar skill set to DaQuan Jones, which is why I believe we haven't seen much of Ford yet but you can bet he'll be on the field now.