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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan
    Again, for the record, we aren't "stuffing" the run.


    We have the worst yards per carry out of the top 10 run defense teams and decidedly overall average at 4.1 ypc.

    If we didn't control the clock with Anderbell, teams would run us into China. Realistically, we are probably middle of the pack in run defense, middle of the pack in pass defense, and underneath the pack in pass rushing ability.


    I do agree that our pass defense is not as bad as it appears. Shanahan hit the gold mine with Williams and Foxworth and they've played well. We still need a coverage safety though, but Brandon when healthy, does the job in our nickel package, when he comes in and sends DJ Williams (our waste of a draft pick who is on pace for 40 tackles and nothing else) to the bench.
    This isn't entirely true. You have to take into consideration where these runs are being made, which, according to footballoutsiders, is the right end of our defense. We have a top five run defense against runs off the right end, the right tackle and up the middle. So on a side normally deemed the running side by offenses, our run defense is very stout at the point of attack, strongly aided by Courtney Brown, who looks like a top teir run stuffer at end (for what that is worth).

    Where we are killed is off the left end (offensively speaking, our right side on defense.) This includes sweeps and runs bounced wide. Without the runs off the left side, our YPC against would be far lower. So for a team to work us to death with the run, it would take continual sweeps and reverses, which aren't always the recipe for success. In fact, I believe big plays by Chambers on a reverse and, I think, Pass on a big play bounced outside, but am unsure. Where it counts, up the middle/off right tackle, we are as good as any right now.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by rcsodak
      Did you know that denver was #1 in highest and lowest percentage of passes, based on opponent play selection?

      1.Denver: Pass:64.9% v Run:35.1%
      32. Houston: Pass:46.%3 v Run:53.7%

      But what do you expect?

      A plethora of reasons for this:

      1. Denver is stuffing the run.
      If you can't run, then you better pass.

      2. Denver's getting in front early.
      Denver has been good at scoring early, making the other team play catch up.

      3. Denver's secondary is filled with rookies at the corners, and 30+ year olds at safety.
      These teams must believe sooner, rather than later, the secondary will implode.

      I'm wondering if this isn't part of the reason, why the Dline seems to slow down late in the games....

      ....I'm imagining it's a little tiring, attacking the qb for 65% of the defensive plays, versus holding their ground against run blocking.

      Let's just hope that none of the guys came back 20lbs overweight after the bye week......they're going to need all the energy they can muster.

      Plus!
      Denver has the highest number of attempts per game by their opponents, IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE!
      But trail Dallas (#1) in completion percentage by only .08%.

      That's saying ALOT about denver's defense, whether the 'analysts' want to admit it or not.....
      That just shows that stats don't always tell the whole story.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan
        Again, for the record, we aren't "stuffing" the run.


        .

        yes we are

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BRONCOS_OWN_U16
          yes we are
          You forgot to say "For the record..."

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          • #20
            Originally posted by BRONCOS_OWN_U16
            yes we are

            4.1 yards per carry says otherwise.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by OhNoKoolAid
              This isn't entirely true. You have to take into consideration where these runs are being made, which, according to footballoutsiders, is the right end of our defense. We have a top five run defense against runs off the right end, the right tackle and up the middle. So on a side normally deemed the running side by offenses, our run defense is very stout at the point of attack, strongly aided by Courtney Brown, who looks like a top teir run stuffer at end (for what that is worth).

              Where we are killed is off the left end (offensively speaking, our right side on defense.) This includes sweeps and runs bounced wide. Without the runs off the left side, our YPC against would be far lower. So for a team to work us to death with the run, it would take continual sweeps and reverses, which aren't always the recipe for success. In fact, I believe big plays by Chambers on a reverse and, I think, Pass on a big play bounced outside, but am unsure. Where it counts, up the middle/off right tackle, we are as good as any right now.

              I think our run defense is average. I think the yards per carry statistics shows us as middle of the pack.

              Our "stuff" total is above average but not great. This is a positive though, it does show we do get into the backfield on occasion.

              What I personally believe is that our ball-control offense makes it so teams can't run on us late in the game due to needing to catch up. Its a fact that most teams get their rushing yards late in the game (like we do) against worn down defenses.
              So far, our offense has kept our defense from dealing with that.

              Regardless, right now, teams don't run on us even though we give up the same ypc as the Chiefs. If our offense ever falters, teams will, and that run defense will plummet and the ypc will rise due to seeing more 4th quarter runs as a tired defense.

              That's what I see.

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              • #22
                Just to update this:

                Code:
                Passing Defense  
                Team G Att Att/G Cmp Pct Yds Yds/G TDs Int Sck SckYds 
                Denver 11 438 39.8 246 56.2 2636 239.6 16 14 18 130 
                Baltimore 11 338 30.7 191 56.5 2030 184.5 14 6 24 141 
                Kansas City 11 399 36.3 232 58.1 2646 240.5 19 10 20 131 
                Cincinnati 11 366 33.3 213 58.2 2232 202.9 13 23 18 126 
                New England 11 368 33.5 214 58.2 2942 267.5 21 5 16 111 
                Miami 11 363 33.0 213 58.7 2216 201.5 12 9 33 262 
                Pittsburgh 10 349 34.9 208 59.6 2065 206.5 7 12 30 198 
                Jacksonville 11 333 30.3 200 60.1 1900 172.7 14 16 32 176 
                Oakland 11 353 32.1 213 60.3 2354 214.0 14 3 25 178 
                San Diego 11 403 36.6 247 61.3 2565 233.2 14 7 35 217 
                New York (A) 11 304 27.6 187 61.5 1909 173.5 10 13 16 98 
                Tennessee 11 339 30.8 212 62.5 2328 211.6 22 8 28 161 
                Cleveland 11 337 30.6 212 62.9 2160 196.4 13 10 15 100 
                Buffalo 11 303 27.5 192 63.4 1940 176.4 11 12 27 202 
                Indianapolis 10 313 31.3 204 65.2 1893 189.3 11 13 32 223 
                Houston 11 308 28.0 210 68.2 2468 224.4 20 4 21 101
                Denver is now the #1 team in the AFC for passing % efficiency, defensed, and the #1 team passed AGAINST!

                This is in response to the threads that say how bad the passing D is.

                Sorry, but as I've said, and Mr. Mason has 'copied', "the proof is in the puddin'".
                "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
                tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of
                men."

                -- Samuel Adams

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                • #23
                  This is what I was telling the Dallas trolls all last week... they tout this fabulous D but we were right with them (last week exact equals in completion %age) in just about every category, except total passing yards,where they got their #2 rating (or whatever) and we had 28th. That number is not at all indicative of how the defense has been playing vs. the pass. Completion %, and Yards per catch were right with them (YPC was .4% off I believe). And we won't even discuss the running side of things (in which we dominate them on both sides of the ball).

                  After looking up ALL of the stats last week I was quite surprised, and quite happy with the results. Anyone can take 1 stat and twist it to their advantage, but across the board on the things that matter, I think we have held up rather respectfully.



                  [SIZE=1][B]Adopted Bronco:Kenard Lang

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan
                    4.1 yards per carry says otherwise.
                    Not according to what the rest of the League is doing MUG.
                    John 11: 25-27

                    My Adopt-A-Bronco is D.J. Williams



                    Thanks Snk16

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