Originally Posted by Dodens Grav
When the offense is consistently in the bottom half in scoring offense and the defense is consistently in the top 5 in scoring defense, it's reasonable to say that the defensive coordinator did more to win games than the offensive coordinator did...
See, this is why I don't put any stock in statistics because all of the gaudy numbers in the world don't amount to a hill of beans when we can't get a team off the field when we have to.
And that's exactly what the problem is.
We are a great first-half team and that's probably where most of those numbers come from.
But in the second-half of a game (when it really counts because the other team has made their adjustments), our statistically NUMBER ONE DEFENSE couldn't stop an asthma attack. We're consistently outplayed by even mediocre offenses and we allow way too many teams to stick around way too long and that's been costing us more and more over the last few years.
I know that some players are getting old, but it's not the entire defensive squad, so there must be some other reason why we can't seem to end a game without a bunch of unnecessary drama - and that points squarely towards the coaching.