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TDmvp
12-27-2012, 04:16 PM
Broncos Defense During 10-Game Win Streak

Total opponent QBR: 13.1 (NFL rank -- 1st)
3rd-down conversion: 21.3 (NFL rank -- 1st)
Points per drive: 1.23 (NFL rank -- 1st)
Yards per play: 4.6 (NFL rank -- 2nd)
Opponent yards per drive: 22.1 2nd (NFL rank -- 2nd)


WOW ....

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/53067/denvers-defensive-dominance

baja
12-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Total opponent QBR: 13.1 (NFL rank -- 1st)

Quarter Back Ranking = 13.1 That can't be right ???

TDmvp
12-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Total opponent QBR: 13.1 (NFL rank -- 1st)

Quarter Back Ranking = 13.1 That can't be right ???



/shrug I'm not sure ... Now that half the time they give us QBR and half the time they'll say QB rating I never have a clue.

I'm guessing that's QBR since Espn came up with it and its so low.

RedskinBronco
12-27-2012, 04:35 PM
we talkin' about defense!

good to see...

TDmvp
12-27-2012, 04:39 PM
we talkin' about defense!

good to see...


No doubt ... For years every time the D was on the field I held my breath.
Now I actually get pumped up when the D is on the field cause I feel they will do something cool and I know we are going to get to see Von DANCE . Which is always a bonus.

RedskinBronco
12-27-2012, 04:55 PM
No doubt ... For years every time the D was on the field I held my breath.
Now I actually get pumped up when the D is on the field cause I feel they will do something cool and I know we are going to get to see Von DANCE . Which is always a bonus.

Nice not to cringe for a change :thumbsup:

KevinJames
12-27-2012, 05:40 PM
I am not surprised at all

the defense pretty much carried Tebow last year, keeping the score down so that we can that option based offense.

so with a guy like Manning at the helm I knew they'd raise their play its much easier for the defense to play with a lead, Manning gives us that. :thumbsup:

BroncoMan4ever
12-27-2012, 05:45 PM
I am not surprised at all

the defense pretty much carried Tebow last year, keeping the score down so that we can that option based offense.

so with a guy like Manning at the helm I knew they'd raise their play its much easier for the defense to play with a lead, Manning gives us that. :thumbsup:

Also let's them play loose. The knowledge that they can take risks and make the occasional mistake without it being a catastrophe for the game because they know the offense can help them out.

Hamrob
12-27-2012, 06:21 PM
Let's hope it plays that way in the playoffs....and doesn't turn out to be a "pretender"!

lonestar
12-27-2012, 07:52 PM
Not to be a downer but we have allowed a lot of meaningless yards in some of the games. Both by air and by land also a few scores. Mostly in furious comeback attempts while playing what appears to be deep zone or prevent.

Now I have not looked up numbers but what was listed in the op seems better than one could hope for.

R8R H8R
12-27-2012, 08:24 PM
Assuming the Broncos play the Pats in the playoffs, I'd say keeping them under 20 points would be all the domination we could ask for.

mhgaffney
12-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Also let's them play loose. The knowledge that they can take risks and make the occasional mistake without it being a catastrophe for the game because they know the offense can help them out.

Also -- Rahim is much better.

errand
12-27-2012, 10:06 PM
Total opponent QBR: 13.1 (NFL rank -- 1st)

Quarter Back Ranking = 13.1 That can't be right ???

Qb Rating is the stat that has been used for many years where 158.3 is considered perfect rating, and 0.0 absolutely sucks...ironically a QB that attempts 1 pass and has it fall incomplete can't get lower than 39.6....opposing QB's have a QB rating of 80.3 against us this season.

QBR is that newly formulated ESPN ranking system where 100 is perfect and 0.0 again sucks. 50 is considered average (Jay Cutler). Manning is sitting at 82.7 out of 100...which leads the league.

To put it into perspective as to how well our defense is playing Cardinals QB John Skelton is ranked 38th in QBR at 13.9

ZONA
12-27-2012, 10:25 PM
No doubt ... For years every time the D was on the field I held my breath.

And when they were on the field, it seemed they could never get off the damn field.

This year it's been wonderful to watch them.

ZONA
12-27-2012, 10:29 PM
Not to be a downer but we have allowed a lot of meaningless yards in some of the games. Both by air and by land also a few scores. Mostly in furious comeback attempts while playing what appears to be deep zone or prevent.

Now I have not looked up numbers but what was listed in the op seems better than one could hope for.

You're not being a downer. I've seen in many games where we had nice leads and Fox basically ran the ball almost every down to take the time off the clock. Of late, the past 4 or 5 games we've done a nice job with the run and the garbage yards by the other team hasn't been that bad but before that there were some cases were we got very conservative too early perhaps and some garbage yards piled up with quite a bit of game clock left.

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
12-27-2012, 10:30 PM
where does this Denver defense rank among other Denver defenses in points scored from turn overs seems like ever week this Defense is scoring points also

lonestar
12-28-2012, 09:06 AM
You're not being a downer. I've seen in many games where we had nice leads and Fox basically ran the ball almost every down to take the time off the clock. Of late, the past 4 or 5 games we've done a nice job with the run and the garbage yards by the other team hasn't been that bad but before that there were some cases were we got very conservative too early perhaps and some garbage yards piled up with quite a bit of game clock left.

Thanks.

I know it has been better than before but I'd love to still see them go SEA on them and keep the pedal to the metal and give them something to fear more than they do already.

Hell even in the good old supper bowl days many games were won with last minute FGs. When we got a huge lead and relaxed knowing we could kick it back into gear if we had to.

uplink
12-28-2012, 09:17 AM
Fox has really improved the defense these last few years, all those Tebow wins happened last year due to the defense keeping the scoring down.

Elway has really hit on all his big decisions so far: Coach, big free agent signings, top draft picks each year in Miller and Wolfe.

Requiem
12-28-2012, 09:22 AM
The little known JDR Effect.

Jetmeck
12-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Broncos Defense During 10-Game Win Streak

Total opponent QBR: 13.1 (NFL rank -- 1st)
3rd-down conversion: 21.3 (NFL rank -- 1st)
Points per drive: 1.23 (NFL rank -- 1st)
Yards per play: 4.6 (NFL rank -- 2nd)
Opponent yards per drive: 22.1 2nd (NFL rank -- 2nd)


WOW ....

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/53067/denvers-defensive-dominance



Not ready to buy this just yet.............

If it continues against Playoff teams then its true , if not the numbers are inflated from playing crappy teams..............!

Popps
12-28-2012, 01:59 PM
I can't believe we're sending two pass-rushers to the Pro Bowl. It's like a wet dream for me.

A couple of minor improvements and this defense could be absolutely scary. Hope we can squeeze 1-2 more good seasons out of Champ, though.

Quoydogs
12-28-2012, 02:37 PM
I can't believe we're sending two pass-rushers to the Pro Bowl. It's like a wet dream for me.

A couple of minor improvements and this defense could be absolutely scary. Hope we can squeeze 1-2 more good seasons out of Champ, though.

He's still got a few years in the tank. He still hasn't moved to safety yet. I hope we win the Super Bowl for him more then anybody. What a class act. All the rough years he never complained just went in and did his job. There are not many like him left out there.

gunns
12-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Broncos Defense During 10-Game Win Streak

Total opponent QBR: 13.1 (NFL rank -- 1st)
3rd-down conversion: 21.3 (NFL rank -- 1st)
Points per drive: 1.23 (NFL rank -- 1st)
Yards per play: 4.6 (NFL rank -- 2nd)
Opponent yards per drive: 22.1 2nd (NFL rank -- 2nd)


WOW ....

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/53067/denvers-defensive-dominance

I'm absolutely in 7th heaven! I've dreamt about this for so long. Now it's a reality.

Mouth
12-28-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm not saying tebow was the reason we did as well as we did last year, but if I'm not mistaken we were 25th in scoring defense last season.

Mouth

Bacchus
12-28-2012, 10:42 PM
I can't believe we're sending two pass-rushers to the Pro Bowl. It's like a wet dream for me.

A couple of minor improvements and this defense could be absolutely scary. Hope we can squeeze 1-2 more good seasons out of Champ, though.

Feels like 1986 all over again with Mecklenburg and Jones!

Bacchus
12-28-2012, 10:43 PM
I'm not saying tebow was the reason we did as well as we did last year, but if I'm not mistaken we were 25th in scoring defense last season.

Mouth

ok, and Denver was like 30th in scoring.

maher_tyler
12-28-2012, 11:36 PM
It'd be nice to hold Brady or anyone else we face in the playoffs to those numbers.

ZONA
12-29-2012, 01:46 AM
Fox has really improved the defense these last few years, all those Tebow wins happened last year due to the defense keeping the scoring down.

Elway has really hit on all his big decisions so far: Coach, big free agent signings, top draft picks each year in Miller and Wolfe.

To be fair, I don't think you can call Wolfe a "hit" quite yet. He's had a decent to good season for being a rookie but he's a long way from being a stud. I know it's hard for DL to break out big in rookie years but you have to remember he was our 1st pick. I'll give Wolfe a B so far for the year but he still has some work to do in order to attain the status of being a "hit".

g6matty
12-29-2012, 06:12 AM
wolfe is sitting at 5 sacks. watt had 5.5 last year. just saying :) . they also share the white factor

Atwater His Ass
12-29-2012, 06:28 AM
Wolfe has been solid. For a rookie DL to contribute as much as he has, it's great. His ability to play strong side DE or roll into the DT position provides a lot of versatility for the team. Very impressed with his contributions this season as a rookie.

Mouth
12-29-2012, 07:09 AM
ok, and Denver was like 30th in scoring.

Like I said, I'm not saying tebow was the reason we did as well as we did. I'm just not sure that a 25th ranked defense could be considered to "carry" a team.

I think our D is better suited to play with a lead, and the offense is much better at getting a lead this year. I am in agreement with others here as it pertains to not being nervous when our D is on the field.

Mouth

CEH
12-29-2012, 07:37 AM
Like I said, I'm not saying tebow was the reason we did as well as we did. I'm just not sure that a 25th ranked defense could be considered to "carry" a team.

I think our D is better suited to play with a lead, and the offense is much better at getting a lead this year. I am in agreement with others here as it pertains to not being nervous when our D is on the field.

Mouth

During Tebow's 11 games, the Defense gave up 20.9 ppg which would have ranked top 10. It's too much work but another stat I would want to see is during that 11 game steak what was the TOP for the other team's offense

McCoy leaned on the defense more than he leaned on Tebow to make a 3rd down



This D is built for the lead. It was been the mantra since Manning decided to come here. Score TDs, reduce the rushing attempts of the other team and sack the QB

Not sure this defense is a shut them out type like SF and will have to rely on the O to outscore teams like NE and Hou

Bacchus
12-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Like I said, I'm not saying tebow was the reason we did as well as we did. I'm just not sure that a 25th ranked defense could be considered to "carry" a team.

I think our D is better suited to play with a lead, and the offense is much better at getting a lead this year. I am in agreement with others here as it pertains to not being nervous when our D is on the field.

Mouth

I thought Denver was the 20th ranked defense last year.

Mouth
12-29-2012, 08:53 AM
During Tebow's 11 games, the Defense gave up 20.9 ppg which would have ranked top 10. It's too much work but another stat I would want to see is during that 11 game steak what was the TOP for the other team's offense

McCoy leaned on the defense more than he leaned on Tebow to make a 3rd down



This D is built for the lead. It was been the mantra since Manning decided to come here. Score TDs, reduce the rushing attempts of the other team and sack the QB

Not sure this defense is a shut them out type like SF and will have to rely on the O to outscore teams like NE and Hou

I agree with you 100%. Pass rushers are less effective when the other team can run the ball.

errand
12-29-2012, 04:11 PM
Broncos ranked 20th overall in defense (yardage) and 24th overall in points allowed.

Offensively they ranked 23rd overall in points and 23rd in yardage.....

bronco610
12-29-2012, 07:50 PM
When a defense is on the field as long as ours was last year the defense is going to wear down. If the defense would have had an offense that could stay on the field and not go 3 and out so often I think they would have been closer to the ranking of this year.