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Featured Linehan's effect on 3rd down, Dez, and the offense

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    And it's really just the yards from 3rd down. I said the Lions only gained 1 more yard per drive than the Cowboys. It was actually 2.2 more yards per drive (they ranked 8th and we ranked 13th). Still, it's safe to say Detroit's success on 3rd down accounts for all of that difference.

    Avg yards gained
    1st down
    Dal 5.7
    Det 5.3

    2nd down
    Dal 6.5
    Det 5.8

    3rd down
    Dal 4.1
    Det 6.6
     
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  2. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    And Stafford is a gun-slinger by nature... He also throws more INTs..


    But Detroit scored less and had more yards passing than us. They probably converted third downs in between the twenties, but couldn't punch it in like us.
     
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  3. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff man real good break down!
     
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  4. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    The Lions were not a better offense, they were just much, much better on 3rd down. Take all drives that started inside the offense's own 35-yard line, and that makes the average starting point the 20. These drives make up 75% of all drives.

    Per Drive
    Points

    Dal 2.09
    Det 1.71

    Yards
    Dal 35.1
    Det 34.7
     
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  5. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'd have to look up their Sc% and RZ% but I'm playing poker, watching TV and trying to ignore my wife. I'm swamped.
     
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  6. Screw The Hall

    Screw The Hall Well-Known Member

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    I'm sick and still managed a chuckle.
     
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  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    So you're saying he needs to be coached and bringing in a guy with over 20 years experience coaching offenses and qbs is not a way to solve that. Got ya.
     
  8. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    No, I'm saying a 34 year old with a back injury is not going to get any better. But you're right, I'm sure a new coach will fix everything.:rolleyes: BTW have you heard Rod and Monty have switched? Scoreboard for the defense.
     
  9. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Get better? How about just easing up on the brakes and letting him him be his natural gunslinger self? It's a matter of taking away a negative, rather than adding something he never had. Coaching can solve that. Romo will love all the empty set calls and new ways to get Dez open down the field. Callahan's stamp of short passing routes is no longer in the equation.
     
  10. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    Naturalote="Nirvana, post: 5432695, member: 10984"]Get better? How about just easing up on the brakes and letting him him be his natural gunslinger self? It's a matter of taking away a negative, rather than adding something he never had. Coaching can solve that. Romo will love all the empty set calls and new ways to get Dez open down the field. Callahan's stamp of short passing routes is no longer in the equation.[/quote]

    Natural gunslinger self?
    .the only person limiting Tony is Tony. He's a gun slinger wielding a pop gun, Dez was open a lot somebody would not pull the trigger. Look, I hope tony leads us to a super bowl, but it won't happen
     

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