View Full Version : How bad is our defense really? compare the stats

01-11-2006, 08:21 AM
#1 defense, tampa bay

Yards, 4444.
Yards per game, 277.8.
Rush yards, 1515.
Rush yards per game, 94.7
Passing yards, 2929.
Passing yards per game, 183.1
Points, 183.1.
Points per game, 17.3

#21 defense, Minnesota

Yards 5173
Yards per game 323.3
Rushing yards 1841
Rushing yards per game 115.1
Passing yards 3332
Passing yards per game 208.3
Points 344
Points per game 21.5

There isn't much of a differnce in most the stats so this proves our defense isn't that bad. personally i don't think yards means jack squat if the other team can't score; however we gave up a ton of points and most of the damage was done in the first few blow outs we had. otherwise our defense is realistically top 15. anyone wanna place bets that our defense is atleast #16 next year?

Mr. Purple
01-11-2006, 08:23 AM
Our defense could have been Top 10 if it played like it did the second half all year. Next year hopefully we'll continue to improve.

01-11-2006, 08:23 AM
Top 16? you're a really risky better aren't you?? lol

01-11-2006, 08:26 AM
ha ha i am a risky better i don't bet much. but yeah we would have been atleast top 15 if the defense started out good in the beginning of the year. we still have about 4 holes on our defense and if 2 of those alone are fixed we can be atleast top 15 next year. even with a new d cooridinator and new coaches all around it don't matter cause we have the talent to do it. i mean common most of the stats arn't "huge" difference between us and tampa. it's just that we had so many blow outs at the beginning i can't wait for the new season. oh im really looking forward to the free agent signing frenzy we have so much cash

01-11-2006, 08:31 AM
here is something very interesting for you to think about. the cheeseheads were ranked number 7.

their points per game are 21.5
and their points given up is 344

exact same as us, but they really didn't have blowouts like we did in the beginning and thier defense is ranked way higher. so if we skip the first few games our defense actually would have been ranked what? top 10? 5? makes you think doesn't it our second half defense rules.

01-11-2006, 08:33 AM
We ranked three spots above the Giants D everyone was so impressed with when we played them.

But, the IF we played better the first half of the year is a scary thing. New coordinator, new system. Yes the talent is there, will the depth be there too? Will we have the people to implement his scheme? HIS version of the tampa two, which will be different than others? Who can say?

The thing that scares me, and makes me think we will be middle of the pack at very, very best, is we have 11 people learning a new scheme. Last year we had 6 or so learning a new scheme, and it took half the year. Add in injuries and all, and I say our D this year jells the last five games is all. Every team has talent. Continuity and knowing what the heck your doing can't be underrated....especially if you read our new DC's quotes about his system.

01-11-2006, 08:34 AM
yes, if our defense played the way it did at the end all season it would be top 10.

Reason the packers defense was ranked so high? Teams got ahead of them so quickly and easily all they had to do was run at them to run the clock out. When they had to punt, they'd just get it back anyways from a favre INT.

01-11-2006, 01:29 PM
I had the defense ranked in the middle last season and was a little off. I still think they will be hovering around 15th this season and possibly a little better.

01-11-2006, 02:36 PM
Our defense was easily top 10 if you take out our losses! :lol:

01-11-2006, 02:43 PM
"ltrey33" wrote:

Our defense was easily top 10 if you take out our losses! :lol:

I agree. If you take out the opponents scoring we could easily have been the #1 D in the league.

01-11-2006, 03:09 PM
Our D was really rather good. We made turnovers when it was needed and for the most part, made stops when it was needed also. Now with all these coaching moves and player signings soon to come, we should have one of the better, if not the best, D in the league.

01-11-2006, 03:34 PM
I agree that our defense would have been ranked higher, but they still showed signs of the 21st ranked defense against the Ravens. I totally agree with the gameplan to make Boller beat you, but by the second half when he is still ripping you up, there has to be some kind of adjustment. That has to be on the coaches. Why does it seem like the subpar QBs always have career games against Vikes Defense?

01-11-2006, 03:57 PM
Way more important is turnover ratio and scoring defense...plus the fact that the teams in the middle of the rankings are all bunched up pretty tightly anyway!

01-11-2006, 04:01 PM
At this point, I am not concerned with where our defense ranked last year. I am looking forward to how our defense ranks next year with the Tampa 2... I mean Viking 2 Defense.

01-11-2006, 04:51 PM
Everybody talks about how continuity is important and use this to argue that that defese will rank better next season. The defense is getting a new head coach, new coordinater, new position coaches, new defensive system, likley a new saftey, new linebacker(s), and brian willimas is likely gone. This is not a team with a lot of continuity.

01-12-2006, 11:10 PM
I still think our defense needs work everyone talks about how improved it was in the second half of the season but that is also when we played teams not going to the playoffs. When we played playoff teams or contenders early in the year they didnt do so well and when we really needed them, i.e. against baltimore and pittsburgh they werent that impressive. I do think they'll be much better next year with a better running game to eat up clock, and hopefully a top notch linebacker. Plus if Kevin Williams can be healthy and return to form that will make our defense all the much better.

01-13-2006, 05:24 AM
well after the switch there'll be continuity for a long time now...

01-13-2006, 07:31 AM
"NodakPaul" wrote:

At this point, I am not concerned with where our defense ranked last year. I am looking forward to how our defense ranks next year with the Tampa 2... I mean Viking 2 Defense. I'm so excited about next year! Ya you bet it's going to take sometime to get the scheme in place, but hell we got a bunch smart players. Childress ain't wasting time with his new coaching staff. We got the cap room and a owner not afraid to use it. It's been to many years since we had a owner that seems to care about this franchise as much as the fans! Our future is looking bright!