All I want for Christmas is a defense like Tampa Bay's

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  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    The healthier Cheifs beat this same team earlier in the year.

    Tampa's game plan and defense were great on Super Sunday, but this group gave up 22 ppg this year and was nothing like true dominant defense like the Bears, Ravens, and yes, Bucs of past SB winners.

    Very good D though
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  2. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Zone Supporter

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    Wow, I didn't realize it was 3. I thought it was 2. It would have been interesting to see what the game would have been like if KC had had these three starters.
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  3. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I also tried to tell the Brady haters that Tampa was the perfect place for Brady to land and that Tampa had a good defense.

    Then there is always those that think Brady is done every year. Usually the QB challenged football fans that dont understand value of the team around the QB. They think that QB's do everything on their own and can carry entire teams all by themselves.
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  4. Rayman70

    Rayman70 Well-Known Member

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    well said.
  5. Rayman70

    Rayman70 Well-Known Member

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    Tampa found a groove as a team back in december and never looked back.The D may not have been 85 Bears good during the year, but on SB Sunday they were dang close to it. That is all that matters.People doubted them all year. They were forgotten. They flipped a switch and got behind their coach and QB. THEY STARTED BELIEVING. It does make a difference.
  6. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

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    most don’t understand? What are you smoking oh wise one?
  7. kuyyo_morro

    kuyyo_morro Well-Known Member

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    Tom Brady throwing Super Bowl trophy. Cowboys should steal it from them next year and throw it at the Star.

  8. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    That’s a good point. You don’t really see defenses that are great year after year. Whereas, it’s more common for an offense to be consistently good. Think of some great defenses that carried their team to a Super Bowl and then think where they were the next year. For example, that Broncos defenses that helped Peyton win his final Super Bowl in a year when he was by far the worst QB in the NFL. Even this Tampa defense might not be as dominant next year.
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  9. Asklesko

    Asklesko Well-Known Member

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    Draft some safeties and dt's. Sign some free agents. Might get there.

    Oh, and don't pay Dak.
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  10. Pantone282C

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    Took 'em to the woodshed, Pepino!
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  11. Parcells4Life

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    They were
    8th in total yardage
    7th in points allowed
    6th in sacks per game
    2nd in takeaways per game.

    Yeah they kept the offense afloat the first 12 weeks. Brady didn’t start playing well until after their bye. And even then he wasn’t lights out in the playoffs. 3 straight picks on the road in an NFC title game will get anyone beat unless you have an all world defense.
  12. Rayman70

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    meaning THOSE that have never played the game at the highest the NFL. Which means YOU and me. Your Welcome Porcupine. [​IMG]
  13. Trendnet

    Trendnet Well-Known Member

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    Recency Bias at it's finest.
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  14. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    Tampa had a solid Defence. Lets not act like KC's OL was bad though. Reminded me of Romo vs Minnesota. Or Dak vs Atlanta.
  15. Rayman70

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    stats can be a misnomer. The stats you posted however do show alot of consistency and 1 thing stood out to me. They were top 10 in all those categories that matter most. That will get it done in dec/Jan.
  16. Future

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    Ah yes, the Tampa model.

    Fail with your top 5 QB, build an OK defense, have a HoF QB fall in your lap. Absolutely a formula for consistent, repeatable success.

    Not to mention having no significant injuries come playoff time, and playing against teams who are decimated on the OL.
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    What? In the Super Bowl it was absolutely terrible.

    Romo vs. Minnesota and Dak vs. Atlanta...the offensive lines were awful.
  18. Brax

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    Go ahead and set the people straight as how Dak would of had 5 SB wins if he wasn't held back by all the terrible teams, players and coaches he's been forced to play with and carry, don't forget to mention how the ref's and the league are against him too. Tell them how Brady is a washed up jag. Set them straight Rockhomie.
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  19. Rayman70

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    does it matter how you get there and win? Still gotta execute what is before you. How many teams held Mahomes scoreless like ever?
  20. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    That's what this entire thread is about, so yes.

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