You can't forget about our special teams, but this is a close call. We'll never know which is the better unit until the season starts, but for me on paper I like our defense barely over our offense.

Both sides have positions which lack some depth, but I believe if the defense is coached well it can perform highly and make more plays than it did last year. Atogwe is coming off a nice season, teamed up with Butler and a resigned Bartell. At LB we have a young player in Laurinaitis whom I believe has the qualities to be a solid in the NFL, and Witherspoon is playing at his natural position. Finally at DL there's Carriker, Little, and Chris Long. These three can get sacks in the right scheme.