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Old 10-08-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default #1 Defense in the League

our defensive stats are sick.

#1 - 9.4 points per game
#1 - 235.6 total yards per game
#2 - 163 pass yards per game
#4 - 72.6 rush yards per game
#1t - 17 sacks
#17t - 4 interceptions (cant be perfect)
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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yet everywhere I see says "patriots defense won't break"... like if the had the best D

impressive, I wouldn't have expected the pass D to be better than the run D
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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yet everywhere I see says "patriots defense won't break"... like if the had the best D

impressive, I wouldn't have expected the pass D to be better than the run D
the broncos, who are #1 against the pass, are also dead last against the run. we've faced 163 pass attempts, while the broncos have seen only 103 passes. we may actually be the best team in the league against the pass when balanced. i didnt really expect that.

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Old 10-08-2007, 05:20 PM   #4
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DAMN Right!!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:20 PM   #5
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Wow....

That is great to hear.

Good for our Steeler D!!!
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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Call me greedy, but I want the number of INTs to increase.
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We may actually be the best team in the league against the pass when balanced. I didnt really expect that.
Factor in how deep and diverse our defense is. Instead of a blitzburgh type package against the Seahawks, we dropped back in coverage. Hasselbeck could hardly find an open receiver all day. We still sacked him 3 times (2 by Farrior) without Casey Hampton applying pressure, and covered his receivers well without Troy Polamalu.
Ike Taylor dropped what could have been 2 more interceptions as well. THIS DEFENSE HAS NOT PEAKED!
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:11 AM   #8
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Defenitely good to hear. Let's keep it comin baby.
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Default Re: #1 Defense in the League

Like Quasar said, this D hasn't peaked yet. Shutting down the pigeons was a big confidence builder for the secondary in particular, but also the defense as a whole. Our best defensive performance came with our two best defensive players out of the game. That says a lot about the guys on this team and their ability to step up when they're called upon. I can't wait to see them when Big Snack and Troy come back!! Hats off to Dick LeBeau as well. When your defense gets better in the absence of your two best players, the D coordinator deserves a good portion of the credit. He put his players in the best position to be successful and it paid off once again. All is well, but the next logical step is to do this against New England..... I can't wait to see how we stack up.
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We should have at least another two or three INTs....

We also should have had another two shutouts.

But those are just icing on the cake.


THe only REAL problem I had was the soft coverage. But in this last game, they rolled the coverage up tight, so I was happy.
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