Add in that there was also a rookie QB that Reed could get into his head, the D wouldn't have looked "getting better" against a pink tutu, or a Manning....
I'd also like to see some elements of organized chaos, at least a sniff of it.
One thing I'd dream about is Sizzle coming ove the C. I perked up every time I saw Redding move there last year, and saw him penetrate more often than not.
We have edge players, seasoned while Sizzle was PUP'd.
When we move out a DL, I'd love to see Sizzle last minute shift to over the C, I'd bet we see a yellow holding flag very fast the first time we did it.