Re: New England Defense
posted at 9/9/2013 11:40 AM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
I'm not high, but if you aren't maybe you should twist up a party h00ter and try something different, because you are missing the boat with this spin.
The Bills had the ball for 22 minutes. They had 10 penalties for 75 yards. Were you expecting he would throw for 400 yards in that mess? LMAO
The FACT is, a rookie NOBODY was extremely effective against this D, and any honest person has to admit that is a concern just as it has been for some years now.
I'm not going to tolerate this Rusty nonsense that the D was good because the Bills O only scored 14 points. THEY screwed up over and over. We ate up the clock. It wasn't our great defensive play that kept the score lower. Hell, one of the fumbles wasn't even from contact.
There are so many things wrong with this post. First of all it is ridiculous to give the offense all of the credit for ToP. Aren't you the guy that solely blames the defense in SB46 for the lopsided ToP? So if we win ToP all credit goes to the offense and if we lose it all blame goes to the D. Unreal. Maybe the reason the Bills only had the ball for 22 minutes is they couldn't move it?
The Bills had 13 possessions yesterday which means the offense wasn't just slowing the game down the whole time and limiting possessions.
Yesterday the Defense held the bills to 1.08 points per possession, 22 yards per possession and a 30.8% 3rd down conversion rate. All 3 of those figures WOULD HAVE LED THE NFL LAST SEASON. Plus they forced 2 turnovers which gave the offense two short fields which resulted in TDs. To say any part of the Bills' offense was "extremely effective" is laughable.
I'm not ready to anoint this squad the 2000 Ravens after one game and it is true that we'll get a better sense as the season goes on for how this D is going to come together, but the fact that you are trying to spin this game as a negative for the defense is crazy imo. At the very least is should be neutral because of the opponent.
The Bills drives:
1st: Spiller loses control of the ball untouched. *
2nd: Bills O commits a penalty to kill drive (then adds another on the punt). *
3rd: Bills get a 1st down then a holding penalty to kill drive. *
4th: Bills drive to our 43 and get stuffed on a 3rd and one.
5th: 3 and out.
6th: Bills fumble.
7th: 3 and out.
8th: Bills TD pass. *
9th: Bills TD pass. *
10th: Bills drive to their 42 and get a 10 yard penalty on a 3rd and 1. *
11th: 3 and out.
12th: Bills drive to their 42 and miss a pass on 3rd and 1.
13th: 3 and out.
So, it's exactly as I stated. Over half of the drives by the Bills were nothing to crow about for our defense. And they did finally show something against the rookie playing his first game in the latter parts.
But you claim the TOP was due to good D apparently. LMAO@U
I'm not drawing CONCLUSIONS on the defense. I draw few conclusions until after 5-6 games. I'm simply pointing out that letting a guy put up a 105 in his first NFL game is not a good sign that the pass defense issues of the last several years are improved.