Re: Baltimore's New Defense.
posted at 1/15/2013 5:19 PM EST
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
The 9 times each is a bogus number. Kneeldowns and 57 second desperation drives when you need a TD are moot to the point. They each had 8 legit drives.
Actually the defense played significantly worse than the offense compared to their regular season numbers per drive (despite the O missing the great Gronk's greatness).
The D gave up 1.9 points per drive on the season vs 2.62 in the SB. Or 37% more points given up per drive than on the season.
The offense scored 2.12 per drive in the SB vs 2.79 on the season. That's 24% less points per drive than on the season.
At 8 drives per team using the regular season averages we should have scored ~22 points and given up ~15. Therefore the O scored 5 points less than they should have and the D allowed 7 points more than they should have.
The D's inability to get even a single turnover probably led to their giving up more points per drive and the lack of Gronk and effective running from the backs probably led to the O's less point production per drive.
Numbers per drive is complete horsesh-t!
Let's just compare their points scored, points against, and who turned it over... you know, the only stats that matter according to Belichick.
These convoluted stats per average are your way of squirming out of having to address the offensive ineptitude. Its circular logic that leads you back to your own flawed conclusions.
Points scored, points against and turnovers are the only stats that matter, in that order.
The Patriots offense scored 17 points but gave back two on a safety as well as turning the ball over = 15 points. They turned it over again in cruchtime to start the 4th quarter. 15 points, that's nothing close to their regular season average if that's whats important to you, less than half if my math is correct.
Yes, the defense played average, in fact right at their season average, but received no help from their offense who stunk the joint up. If they had received any help from the O by way of controlling the clock, maybe they wouldn't have been spent on that last drive.
You can look at stats using your secret decoder ring, focus on alternate stats that give you whatever data you need to support your BS premise, the simple fact is they play this game for POINTS. Not points per drive, not PBRs, DBRs, or some other ridiculous stat that nerds sit around and calculate that add up to a hill of beans. Offense has to score points, defense has to stop them and whoever turns it over reduces their chances of winning drastically.
The D allowed more points and the D got no turn-overs. There's your problem in a nutshell and there is really no defense of this.
By your own, flat standards, they failed unless you think these only apply to offense.
The Pats D played FAR below their regular season stats. There is no disputing this either.
Never in the reqular season, did they go without a 3 & out or a 6 and Out or a turn-over in a single game except the one that counted.
Their average POOR ( bottom of the barrel) ToP in the regular season was 32 minutes. They blew that poor stat out of the ubiverse with their stinking 38.
The facts are the D did NOTHING to help the O and hindered them greatly.
It is their PRIMARY responsibility to get the ball back to the O.
You do that by preventing 1st downs. They allowed the gints 3 + of them a possession, resulting in 10+ play drives. This is EXTREMELY POOR defensive play.
There is no disputing this.
Listening to Bru, this week he said BB always stresses this to his D, G.T.F.B.B.
In case you can't figure it out, it means; GET THE F'N BALL BACK!!! Major, major FAIL.
NO TEAM, in the history of the NFL, has ever won a SB with a DPR as bad as the PATS. EVER! In case you can't understand that, it means NO OFFENSE has ever been able to overcome, with as sh1tty a D as the PATS. They basically have to beat the other team and over come the hurtin that their own D is putting on them.
Montana would have lost with this D.
Plenty of teams have won with turn overs. Plenty of teams have won without a pass/run balance. But NO team has ever won with such a pizz poor DPR. EVER!!!!!
There is no disputing this..........................................................................................
In fact, NO team has even reached the SB with a D as bad as the Pats, EVER!