Having an offense that moves the ball does wonders for ticket sales. Go figure.
Our offense moved the ball pretty well last year. Why didn't our MNF game sell out already?
This is a myth. Our offense ranked 19th in total yardage and 20th in scoring last season. All off season, I'd read comments like, "Man, I sure hope our defense can catch up to our offense! We'd be unstoppable!" Truth is, our offense was pretty lackluster last year. Cadillac did a lot of that damage at the beginning of the season, but even after Blount ascended -- that is, after
we played the Steelers and Saints, and before
we feasted on the NFC West -- we averaged 348 yards (would've been good for 14th), and 23.7 points per game (12th). Slightly better than average in both categories, against the 22nd most difficult schedule in the NFL.
It's not bad
, but it's certainly not a selling point.