Couldn't agree with you more about this year. I even feel guilty for thinking it. I think I jinxed the Bucks by buying tickets to the championship game hoping to see a B2B.
This will be a pivotal year for the D with leaders like Shazier, Bryant and Roby leaving. Luke will be under a lot of pressure to make up for this and he won't have his buddy Vrabel with him. There is a lot of young talent, on paper. Is Luke the guy to coach them up? Not sure based on what we've seen. I really miss the swarming tackling we were used to in the Tressel/Dantonio/Heacock years. Was it coaching or the players? I think this year will tell the tale.