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Old 10-17-2010, 06:38 PM   #11
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Default Re: Inability to Play Well on Defense Late in Games Concernin

I don't think it's the inability to hold teams in the fourth quarter as it is getting the lead and resting players like Troy, and giving some other guys some game time. I know it was a fourth quarter win for Baltimore, but I blame the call on defense there... Anyway, I think we're all right.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #12
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I don't think it's the inability to hold teams in the fourth quarter as it is getting the lead and resting players like Troy, and giving some other guys some game time. I know it was a fourth quarter win for Baltimore, but I blame the call on defense there... Anyway, I think we're all right.
Also, the Baltimore game was aided by awful offense that couldn't keep possession of the ball or get any field position switches. Can't blame the D completely for that one.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:00 PM   #13
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When you constantly rush 3 or 4 guys every time, it's hard to get any pressure on the QB. It doesn't matter who the QB is, if he has all day to throw he WILL find somebody open. I think this defense will be fine. They do a great job of stopping the run and forcing teams to pass. I expect our linebackers to rack up some sacks this year. Our D is good enough to win us a super bowl.
actually we were quite good at getting to the qb with 4 in 08......and I think its a big reason why the D isn't as good
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:04 PM   #14
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Default Re: Inability to Play Well on Defense Late in Games Concernin

the thing is we didn't give up that kind of yardage in 2008 when we were up.. they had one game where they gave up more than 300 yards in the regular season. i don't know why it is happening so much this season.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #15
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Default Re: Inability to Play Well on Defense Late in Games Concernin

It's the prevent that we switch to that does it. We did the same thing in the Titan game when they came back at the end, and Tampa Bay when the got their touchdown.
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Default Re: Inability to Play Well on Defense Late in Games Concernin

This is a whiny post. The defense gives up 10 points and you are worried about yards?!?!

If this was a league where stats determine the winner then you can complain but if I was a defensive player and we were up 21-3 with 5 to play, I would not risk injury by going all out. In fact, It would be a scandal if Troy or Harrison got injured because they were going at 110% during this time.

The loss to the ravens is totally different than these garbage yards.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #17
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They Key is to win. I'm not worried about yards after the game is basically over. So what if they gave up big yards when the game was well in hand. If they were down by 3 yes I would be concerned but the only thing those yards do is inflate stats for the losing team.
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not worried at all game was already out of reach
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They Key is to win. I'm not worried about yards after the game is basically over. So what if they gave up big yards when the game was well in hand. If they were down by 3 yes I would be concerned but the only thing those yards do is inflate stats for the losing team.
what i was saying. at 21-3 the game was over at that point.
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Default Re: Inability to Play Well on Defense Late in Games Concernin

How do you react after you've just busted a load?

On a more serious note ...

The real reason for the 4th Quarter collapses on defense is a phenomenon called Parasympathetic Backlash ... it is a time when the adrenaline rush has been thoroughly spent ...

LeBeau needs to find a method for preserving the vigor for his unit to play a full 60 minutes ... because our defense is only lasting 50 minutes.
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