I told that to my friend sitting next to me. Our defense cant go back with no energy.The problem with letting teams go back and forth between the 20s is that you cant get off the field quickly and youre losing the field position game.
Dolphins D was gassed and it took kind of a flukey play to save the game. Yeah, it was a great tackle on the ball but still very fortunate it A) came loose and B) was recovered by Miami.
New England was going in without that fumble and Dolphins O wouldn't have had that much time to score afterwards. Pats had that game in hand there until they literally didnt.
Read the thread, smh.Lol! You worry and I’ll take the W’s.
The Most important Defensive stats to be in the top 4 or 5 in are:
-Points scored against
-3rd down conversions against (so get off the field on 3rd down)
-Takeaways or turnover ratio
-red zone defense conversion %
Those are the most important stats. Stopping the run, or failure to do so means that you will have a harder time with number 2 on that list (3rd down conversions) which will add to your trouble with number one (Points scored against) But it’s not necessarily the whole story.
No. The only defensive stats that really matter are third down D (we sucked) and RZ D (we were great). The rest is just noiseBelow is a post I made prior to this game in another thread from @Mach2. We are still having an issue with stopping the run, but we are stopping the run when it counts. New England was using a lot of twin tight end sets, and in some plays three wide receivers sets. This worked for them in the open field but once you get to the red zone there is less flexibility in the playbook. Our linebackers also play in a smaller range. With the type of defense deployment we run it seems like we give up a lot of yardage in the middle regardless if its passing, or rushing yards. We seem to be ok with that because we have two pro bowl corners, but because things change closer to the redzone we are able to take advantage really good on the field. This is why we are top 5 in points allowed in the League. There is nothing to worry about.
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Is the scheme sacrifice. For example, 3-4 defenses typically focus on complex coverage and blitzing schemes, leaving some areas open to being exploiting if the offenses exploits the direction of the blitzing, or coverage. Think of
the Steelers which still run the Dick Lebeau system. Last year ranking?
Steelers: 11th rushing yards allowed
Dolphins: 16th rushing yards allowed
Steelers interceptions 1st in league
Dolphins interceptions 1st in league
+ 2 other teams tied for 1st
Sacks not including qb pressures
Steelers 1st in league
Dolphins 10th in league
Dolphins 5th in league
Steelers 18th in league
Steelers 3rd in league
dolphins 5th in league
But the dolphins are 20th in the league in yards allowed a game? But they are allowing 5th fewest points? 10th in passing yards a game allowed? 17th in rushing yards allowed a game? Quite simply what
matters the most is a teams ability to not yield points, and scoring. Base on stats alone the dolphins are giving up yards, but they are preventing others teams from scoring when it counts. All that is driven by
our scheme of course. The scheme works, but don't let other numbers deceive you. However, one stat that I can't find the the time on field..
Base on the yards allowed a game one came come to an eye ball
guess that we are not spending the most time on the field as a defense, but we are also not staying out of the field as much as the higher ranked teams. There must be some kind of balance to allow players
to rest IMO, but that is an indirect result of playing that players don't generally have a direct focus on"
Thus my point of scoring & red zone defense.We prevented the defense from converting drives into tds. I hope you read my thread because I pointed that out in a pre game post as I mentioned. Our linebackers dont do great in coverage downs in the open field but do a better job in the redzone with a smaller portion of the field with tighter help from the secondary.
I hope they do gameplan off that tape. It was one of the most vanilla, atypical defensive formula I've ever seen from Flo.The worry to me is the teams on our schedule begin game planning against us and based on the tape, If I’m them I’m not having any problem or matchups I’m worried about except X. There is not a fearsome element to the Dolphins, based on what we and they have seen. We should tighten up but we don’t look there yet.