"you are being misled. Our defense is fine but we have an inefficient offense that puts too much undue pressure on our defense. That is why our defense is ranked 18th in YPG but is giving giving up 26 points per game. It is because we have a very inefficient offense that is 5th in YPG but only averages 23.5 PPG!! Only smart people can see this!!11!1"
Well according to www.advancednflstatistics.com this new narrative simply doesn't hold water.
According to advanced statistics we are actually ranked 4th in overall offensive efficiency and we are ranked 29th in defensive efficiency.
Now this website uses a formula a little more complex than the YPG + PPG = efficiency formula that some are trying to push as an example of efficiency.
This website will breakdown offenses and defenses to every single snap. They take into consideration turnovers, field position (in other words scoring on a long field is weighted more heavily than scoring with a short field and vice versa for the defensive analysis), penalties, point per possession, third down conversion percentage (also weighted by third down distance), and just a ton of different variables that should go into properly evaluating and offense or defense.
Our offense hasn't been perfect. But it isn't the main problem either.
The good news is our defense is improving. We are up to 29th. We were 32nd three weeks ago.
Spin away if you must PFFL/Pantherball/ProBowler/TheOneThatStungDelhommey/Stew23/whatever new alt you come up with after your inevitable ban once again
Edited by teeray, 07 November 2011 - 11:12 AM.