Re: To all (well the 3) Defense is not the Problem Posters
posted at 3/21/2014 6:46 PM EDT
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
This ... but don't bother with Wozzy ... he's not that dumb ... just that stubborn.
Anyone who espouses ball control ... but doesn't understand that total score is determined by chances to score, and chances to score are determined by the defense is dense ... intentionally or otherwise.
The issue of "total possessions" explains why BOTH teams have low scores.
The Patriots' defense played like trash in all of their playoff losses surrendering scores on al ost every single possession and forcing zero turnovers.
The offense didn't perform lights out, but were generally pretty efficient in scoring overall.
Bill gets it ... again some people hear just won't admit it.
But I supposed BB just chucked $20+ million (and a boatload of draft picks) at the defense because ... hey ... he wanted to fix his offense.
I am trying to understand why you would say those two statements, particularly inr eference to SB42.
After giving up a FG on the first possession, NYG possessions went INT, Punt, Punt, Punt. Note that the first of those four was actually a TO.
After scoring a TD, the Pats went Punt, Punt, Fumble, Downs, Punt, Punt. They scored 1.556 points per drive - low by any benchmark; very low by the standard they set in the reg season. That's an efficient O?
On both statements you are just plain wrong, more so on the pink than the yellow.
I don't know if you are lying, or you did not even bother to look at the data, or you just are too biased to accept what the data is saying.
It does not matter. You are just wrong.
You left off the 8th possession, where they scored and raises that to 1,75 PPP. 1.75PPP is the league average basically scoring 7 points per 4 possessions.
When you lose 4 possessions due to a high ToP, you can expect to also lose 7 points, at the league average.
Also if you are on the losing side of that Top, you can expect your plays per possessions to also decrease due to time and that tends to render you one dimensional as you are trying to score quickly, in the most efficient manner, in order to preserve possessions.
When you are on the winning side of the ToP, your plays per possession are increased.
If one's plays per possessions are increased, the other has to decrease.
There are only so many plays in a 60 minute game.
1.75 is league average? Prolate just said it was 1.86. So they were either below or at league average at best.
Great... The O that going into the game was considered to be the best ever, was expected to perform average and teh you expect the average to below avergae D to perform like the bears. TB laughed at the NYG players who predicted they were going to keep teh Pats down to 18.
I do not understand the part I highlighted in yellow. I believe what you have there is a circular argument.
I would understand if you said the team would try to score quicker if they were behind on score, but not because they were losing the ToP battle.
The pink part is also not always true. If the Pats answered a 5 min drive with their own 5 min drive, then ToP to that point would be 50%. This pattern recur over and over through out the 60 mins and ToP would equal 50%. The only difference is that if the teams kept exchanging 5 min drives then there would only be 6 possessions per team.
Also, it's not ToP that drive the number of plays per possession. When you earn first downs you get a chance to run more plays which then extends time elapsed for that drive.