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  1. Browns are 4th in the league in terms of how many points per game they give up and 6th in total points. That's a fairly important factor as to why they are 6-3. Granted, they do give up a good amount of yards, but they've done a good job of not giving up points. Some quick back of the envelope numbers: Shanahan Averages since 2010: Total Yards: 11.6, Pass Yds: 13.8, Rush Yds: 14.2 & Total Points: 17.8 Jets Averages since 2010: Total Yds: 21.4, Pass Yds: 28.6, Rush Yds: 9.2 & Total Points: 22 Obviously he's much better at creating an offense that can get yards through the passing game, which no doubt is extremely important in today's NFL, but in terms of rushing and points, its marginal. Over the last 5 seasons Shanahan coached offenses have scored approximately 1.8 more ppg than the Jets. Considering how awful our offenses have been the past few years (which really skew the numbers IMO) I'd like to see stronger numbers in that area. Especially when you consider he is an offensive guy and I'm comparing him to a defensive minded team (in theory) who has been utterly inept on the offensive side of the ball. I don't see a top 3 head coach candidate. Maybe in the future, but now? That's a difficult proposition for me to accept. Kid has the pedigree and bloodline for it, so I'm sure he'll get his opportunities in the near future. Just don't see it happening in the next year. But I'm open minded and a persuasive argument might sway me.
  2. Clyde f****in Gates. How he continues to stick around, I'll never know.
  3. Simms really lighting it up tonight.
  4. I agree with this. Not sure what the plan was going into the FA period, but I would have thought more areas of need would have been addressed by now. I'm still optimistic though.
  5. Kids gunna have a monster 4th pre-season game. SMS4life
  6. Trading away our best player two years running=championship.
  7. If you want to watch a team who looks unprepared for at least 25% of their games, Rex is your man.
  8. IMO, the Woodhead story is due more to the re-emergence of Phillip Rivers than his shere "awesomeness". His rushing numbers aren't anything to write home about. Its the receiving part that you have to worry about in SD. I think that's what Crusher is referring to when he calls him a "niche" player.
  9. Uh, um, Matt had a "good" part of his college career?
  10. Remember when you took issue with people who wanted to start Geno because he wasnt Sanchez? Now your willing to start Simms for the simple fact he isn't Geno. Ironic isn't it?
  11. Actually, if you care to read his response, I was spot on. I appreciate your valuable input though.
  12. True, but his comment displays a judgment that goes deeper than just the articles mentioned. Perhaps you're too narrow minded to understand that.
  13. I guess you'd prefer to ride the Matt Simms or Brady Quinn express then?
  14. The coaches have given Milliner a chance and so far he has looked worse than Kyle Wilson, IMO. I hope to little baby Jesus that changes soon, but until it does you can't send him out there if someone else gives the team a better chance of winning. As of right now, he doesn't look like a top 10 draft pick. Why that's the case, IDK yet. I'm hopeful its because he's missed some time and is taking a little longer adjusting to the speed of the NFL. Milliner may very well be the reason we lost against the Patriots on that blown coverage. We can't risk that again.
  15. I'll wager the #1 stat which is correlated with W-L is turnover ratio. Always is. You're digging into it at a micro level, which makes sense when you're trying to break down individual games and get more granular information. In aggregate I see less of an issue in the overall characteristics of the data. Teams which attempt more runs should, according to Bit and I guess you(?) have significantly different records at the end of the day. Its just not the case. Being able to run the ball is an important part of the game. I don't disagree the NFL has turned into more of a passing league. I never have. I completely disagree with Bit when he says running is dead. Good teams, especially come playoff time have to be able to run effectively, more often than not.
  16. From your posts I conclude: wins, losses, passing yds, rushing yds, pass attemtps, rushing attempts .....etc are useless and should never be used to support an argument you disagree with. I'd prefer to rely on solid data as opposed esoteric debates about the who, where and why of the stats.
  17. I think the fact Hill caught it was more flukey than the fumble.
  18. I'm confusing them with causation? What the hell are you talking about man? I looked at win loss records, to prove the running game is not dead. You took that seven steps further and constructed an argument I didn't even make.
  19. I just did total yardage. Didn't really get into too much.
  20. Just for fun I checked the regular season W-L records for the top ten passing teams from 2012: 90-70 Regular season W-L record for the top ten rushing teams: 91- 68 (SF had one tie) The death of the NFL rushing game has been greatly exaggerated.
  21. So you think the only way to learn is to throw the ball every single time then? I'm sold. Let's do it.
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