Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
Really? If given a choice, I don't think the defense would agree with you. Rushing and receiving fumbles at least mean we had the ball for a little while and gave them some rest. Fumble away a punt return and the defense has no time off and essentially gets penalized for actually doing their job and forcing a punt. That's a little more demoralizing I would think.
Not as demoralizing to an opposing defense as when they don't even get the chance to hit the field.