Re: BB Defensive Genius..NOT!
posted at 11/8/2011 9:29 PM EST
In Response to Re: BB Defensive Genius..NOT!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: BB Defensive Genius..NOT! : While you are right that the D-line the deep, it is not the best. It was only three years ago that the D-line was Seymour, Wilfork and Ty Warren with Mike Wright and Jarvis Green mixing in. I do not think this is a top 10 run defense. The are middle of the pack in yards per carry. They have a low yards against because teams do not run against them (5th from the bottom in opponent rushing attempts). Not sure what you love about the Red Zone defense either. They are middle of the pack in terms of percentage of TDs allowed in the Red Zone. More importantly they lead the entire NFL in terms of opponent trips into the Red Zone. That leads to them being 20th in overall ppg. That would be their worst ppg ranking in the Belichick era (worse than 2000, 2002 or 2005).
Posted by FrnkBnhm[/QUOTE]
I personally get tired of stats, simply because they are always misleading unless you look very deeply.
It isn't how many points you average giving up, but what IS important is when you give them up, and that goes for the RED ZONE and all else. If the D gives up 35 and the offense scores 56, the stat could be misleading, and if the D gives up 12 and the Offense scores 14 it is just the same.
The young Brady stayed with the other team whether the score was high or low, and he simply kpet the score close, and being behind was not a problem for him so the stats for that team was meaningless in this realm.
If you play to the score, all that matters is the final score, but when you are up 49-0 and you feel you need to keep scoring, you are setting yourself up for a huge fall like in the playoffs when the games get tougher and the scoring usually lower.
Stats are for losers - BB and Red Auerbach
My favorite stat was Wade Boggs in the year Joe Morgan, the manager took over and they won about 25 in a row back in the late 80s I believe.
Boggs average 3/4 thru the season or so was 360, unreal, runners in scoring position, 360, wow, and runners in scoring position when a hit or something can change the game, 360 or so, WOW!!!!
But in innings 7, 8, & 9 with runners in scoring position with the score within 3 or so or whatever it is with the game on the line at the end of the game?
260, WOW WOW WOW!!!!! That changes everything and it is also why I never considered Boggs a truly great hitter.
Brady's stats since 07? Off the charts! Brady's stats in the SB era? Somewhat better that Sanchez, about 70s or so, and maybe a little better, but with the game on the line late, and especially in the playoffs, I will take this Brady over todays Brady everytime. The MVP has become a player of the Year award which is all about stats, but the 3 time SB winner was a true 3 time league MVP when it truly counts.