Re: Bill Belichick throwing down the hammer on draft day
posted at 5/8/2013 3:53 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
BB has had 5 years (this will be his 6th year) to rework the defense and that has not gone well the last 5 years.
Where do people get this 5 year thing from? I see lot's of people talking about this as if it is a fact. We had a top 10 defense in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
2006 Pats ranked 6th in yards allowed, 2nd pts allowed
2007 Pats Ranked 4th in yards allowed, 4th pts allowed
2008 Pats ranked 10th in yards allowed, 8th pts allowed
2009 Pats ranked 11th in yards allowed, 5th, pts allowed
2010 Pats ranked 25th in yards allowed, 8th pts allowed
2011 Pats ranked 32nd in yards allowed, 15th pts allowed
2012 Pats ranked 25th in yards allowed, 9th pts allowed
So looking at these numbers the Pats started their defense decline in 2008.
Just to make it interesting... the won the SB with the following
2001 Pats ranked 24th in yards allowed, 6th in pts allowed
2003 Pats ranked 7th in yards allowed, 1st in points allowed
2004 Pats ranked 9th in yards allowed, 2nd in pts allowed.
Last 3 years have been horrible. Thank goodness for TFB being able to put up such big scores. Kind of shows just how valuable TFB is as a QB. Doing as well as they have done with such horrible defense kind of puts things into perspective as far as what TFB means to the team.