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#1 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:45 PM

The Carolina Panthers?!

http://espn.go.com/n...osition/defense

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:48 PM

That Giants game sure did help pad those stats...

 

 

Our D is nasty if our O played  to its potential we would be undefeated.

 

 

 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:49 PM

 

It's sorted by yards.

 

We've played one fewer game than most of the teams on the list.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:51 PM

Yards Per Game is truer stat; we're still ranked 3rd which is great. Also we are ranked 3rd in points per game, which is the definitive defensive stat IMO.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:51 PM

 

 

You are reading it wrong. Click on yards per game, not total yard allowed. Panthers have played 1 fewer game than most teams.

 

They are #3 in total defense.

 

Plenty good.

 

They have a real shot to finish the season #1 though.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:51 PM

If "best defense" is the team that gives up the fewest yards, even though we have played one less game than most teams. Sure, we are the best.

The top 4 teams on that list have a combined 3-15 record.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

We are still the same old Panther D. Play well and give the game away at the end.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:54 PM

If "best defense" is the team that gives up the fewest yards, even though we have played one less game than most teams. Sure, we are the best.

The top 4 teams on that list have a combined 3-15 record.

 

Yep! As I said, opposing teams will do just enough to win. Example the Seattle game, after the fumble with 5 mins to go, they bleed down the clock without scoring. Our "best" defense could not get us the ball back. Against the Bills, we let the rookie QB march all the way down the field. Giants game, psssst, that's an aberration.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:56 PM

I was looking at that same list (some guy posted it on the panthers facebook feed or something). Of course stats per game are what we need to look at. In ppg, the most important defensive stat, we're #3. In rush yards pg we're #7, pass ypg we're #8 and total ypg we're #3. I'd say that's pretty damn good especially considering our anonymous secondary.

Top 10 in every major category and #3 in both of the most important ones.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:58 PM

Honestly, at this point, this is how I feel about the whole team, Cam, offense, coaches etc;

 

"Stats are for losers, the final score is for winners" ~ Bill Belichick



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

Honestly, at this point, this is how I feel about the whole team, Cam, offense, coaches etc;

"Stats are for losers, the final score is for winners" ~ Bill Belichick


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:05 AM

We're also #9 in takeaways.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:08 AM

I think points per game plus turnovers should be the only criteria to measure a good D. Yards are overrated

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

PPG > YPG for a singular defensive stat



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:30 AM

If "best defense" is the team that gives up the fewest yards, even though we have played one less game than most teams. Sure, we are the best.

The top 4 teams on that list have a combined 3-15 record.

 

sort it by PPG and it looks alot different

 

the top 7 teams all have a winning record except for us