is for Mike Pettine. After years and years of defense that was so painful to watch, Pettine has come in and brought an attitude to our defense. He has brought exactly what I hoped he would, aggressiveness and an attacking style of defense that opponents have to game plan for. For years opposing offenses knew exactly what to expect from our defense and QBs could sit back and pick us apart. Those Dick Jauron "bend but don't break" defenses were so excruciating to watch and I think a Pop Warner team could have figured out Wannstedt's defenses.
So thank you Mike Pettine. Thank you for bringing joy back to my Sundays because even when we lose I at least know that our defense will be entertaining and exciting to watch. I can't wait to see what he does when he gets Gilmore and Byrd back. I think we have the makings of a top 10 defense when we get fully healthy.