Is there more pressure on the defense to perform now because of the QB situation?

-We learned yesterday that no Blackshirts would be given out before the first game, and we’re not sure where it stands beyond that. If Frost has to go a little safer with offensive playcalling because of a sudden lack of depth at QB, does that put more pressure on the defense to be even better?

-It feels weird to expect a ton from the defense because of what happened last year, but we know guys have gotten stronger and better. Can the unit as a whole prove to be THAT much better than 2017? And if so, when do Blackshirts get released?