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The defense has forced 12 turnovers through six games

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheRomoSexual, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    ...and are on pace to force 34 turnovers on the season.

    In 2012, we forced 16 turnovers for the season.

    Amazing turnaround.
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  2. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    +4 in takeaway/giveaway, last year -13. The Giants are -16 :D
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  3. CaptainCreed

    CaptainCreed Active Member

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    Cannot complain about that
  4. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Rob Ryan's defense couldn't generate turnovers.
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  5. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    So we're -1 outside of the Giants game.

    Also, we forced 6 turnovers in the past 5 games, which is about the rate we were last year.
  6. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Amazing indeed. It's so much more satisfying (and fun) to actually cheer for a defense that strips ball carriers, swarms to the ball, and even scores touchdowns.

    Even more comforting is we can almost be certain they'll get better and better as the season progresses and players get more comfortable and confident in the scheme.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The Giants game is making that +4 look much better than it really is.
  8. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    I'm ok with that
  9. BaybeeJay

    BaybeeJay Active Member

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    Its not the rate of last year; it is a 20% improvement, if you remove the Giants game.
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  10. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    You're OK with the fact that we've only forced 1.2 per game the past 5 games and are only -1 and not worse because Romo hasn't been turning it over?
  11. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    About the rate. It's 3 turnovers more a season which isn't that great.
  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    One things thats tough when it comes to turnovers, is that we have played teams with pretty safe offenses. The Skins run the ball, Alex Smith and Peyton never force anything, and Phillip Rivers just checked down a ton. Its hard to really cause a lot of turnovers when that happens.
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  13. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    The Giants game is game that counts on the schedule.
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  14. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    The point is the only thing this defense does better than last year is force TOs and it's not even that much better since the Giants game.
  15. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    Yup! I'll take 8 TO's vs divisional opponents. I like my spin better.
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  16. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Stop trying exclude the Giants game. Those TOs count.
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  17. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    It was 6 games ago, which means we've been regressing, which means we'll soon be worse than last year... if you want to play that game.
  18. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Seriously.

    It's completely ridiculous for someone to evaluate this defense's ability to generate turnovers but not give them an ounce of credit for the whopping five they caused in week 1.
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  19. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Hey well yeah. We still can't get turnovers. I mean take away a game that counts and what do you have, huh!
  20. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    I'm saying since then they only forced 6. Is that a falsehood?

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