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Numbers game: What statistics matter most to NFL coaches?

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by wischeez, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. wischeez

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    Re: Numbers game: What statistics matter most to NFL coaches

    Without looking at the link, i would say WINS.
     
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    As Cheesey says, the W column....followed closely by "what's my salary for next year, and does it have a pay-off clause in it."
     
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    Re: Numbers game: What statistics matter most to NFL coaches

    Well put, this has always been and will always be the most important statistic for both coaches and fans.

    It is interesting however to see what coaches look at in preparation for the game ahead and upcoming games.

    The first stat they mentioned was yards per pass attempt and another stat is big/explosive plays. As fans, we sometimes see that our team has given up 300 passing yards and think that our pass defense is bad, but that is not necessarily the case. If the opposing team is completing 30 passes a game and getting 300 air yards, that comes out to 10 yards per attempt. Assuming starting at the 20yard line, they would need(in theory) to complete 8 plays to complete that drive for a TD. The more plays you can force the opponent to run to reach their goal, the greater the chance for error. You have limited the yards per play and eleiminated the big play. Conversely, if the team only completes 15 passes and still puts up those 300 yards, that comes out to 20yards per play and the same drive would only take 4 plays to reach paydirt, with the likelyhood that a receiver got behind the defense once or twice for a big play.

    You can look at numbers many ways, but the bottom line is WINs like Cheesy said.
     
  5. cheesey

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    Re: Numbers game: What statistics matter most to NFL coaches

    To me, it wouldn't be that big a deal if a team got 400 yards a game against you, if you keep them out of the endzone. Remember for us, last year? We would move the ball GREAT between the 20's, but stall almost every time in the red zone. I think a D would count that as a win if you can keep the other team to FG attempts instead of TD's.
     
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    "Pay-off Clause"..........is that Santa's illegitimate brother??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Naw Cheesey, it's that fine print in the papers that came with your 22.6% interest credit card that you used to buy worthless pieces of crap Christmas gifts for Uncle Shimmy and Aunt Blue Hair. It basically says, "Pay Santa Claus now or we send Tiny and his brothers to collect."
     
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    Oh.....THAT "pay-off clause!" :lol:
     

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