In an ideal world, an NFL team is balanced.
I think coaches and GMs would like to have a team that can rely on its offense and defense equally. (I know they love to say special teams is a third of things. Count the plays. It’s a much smaller piece.)
How balanced are the teams of the AFC South?
Our final team in this exercise is the Houston Texans.
But last year’s team saw Foster miss a bit of action and Johnson and starting quarterback Matt Schaub a lot of action due to injuries. And while the offense was still effective, it was very much a defensive football team with a swarming front keyed by J.J. Watt, Connor Barwin, Brian Cushing, Antonio Smith and Brooks Reed.
Though the offense has gotten healthy, I think it remains a defensive football team. And by a decent margin. I’ll say it’s 65 percent defensive.
Independent of my number, I asked Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. for his.
“This is a tough one because last offseason was obviously all about defense -- and it worked,” he said. “This offseason seemed to be all about not going too far backwards on either side of the ball. But I guess I will go with 55 percent defense.”
What do you think?