wow. i have never a team that was so bad on defense relative to everything else. my thought was going to be, play your best defenders and maybe slow it down - but, you dont really have any. you sure as hell dont want to play uptempo, not if you dont want to average 30 fouls a game. i dont know about slowdown either, but it might increase volatility, giving you a chance. without a doubt, the best chance this team have of making a deep run is volatility. so maybe id slow it down and crank the 3. let stengel go wild. that way you have a shot at least.
i would absolutely, positively, change the way i recruit, though. defense is so important (as an ability), and the new engine's biggest change was the paradigm shift AWAY from speed press dominance to ath/def dominance. so, i would definitely go for some more ath and def there.