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Old 11-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #51
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The thing that really indicates the job he is doing is that none of the Defensive players are under performing including the backups. The rankings are helped some since the offense helping with time of possession, field position, and having a lead in the game.
Agree with the theme of your post and the rest of the points, but having a sizeable lead in games hurts your ranking rather than aid it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #52
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There's a looooong way to go still. 6-3 doesn't mean jackcrap.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #53
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I think next to Manning JDR was the best off season move the Broncos made,
I agree wholeheartedly, and this is a testament to Fox really. Fox has built a heck of a staff that seems to get the most out of players, young and old alike. I.e. Franklin, Wolfe, Brooking, Stokely, etc.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #54
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If they can stay healthy, some of those defensive stats could improve.

Win % of teams remaining:

Chargers: .444
Chiefs: .111
Bucs: .556
Raiders: .333
Ravens: .778
Browns: .222
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #55
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Even in our losses, JDR has done a phenomenal job of making second half adjustments to put our defense in position to makes plays and bury other teams. Hope he sticks around for a while. We need some longevitity and consistency at the position. I don't think there has been another team in the league who has played defensive coordinator carousel as much as we have for the past decade.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #56
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Even in our losses, JDR has done a phenomenal job of making second half adjustments to put our defense in position to makes plays and bury other teams. Hope he sticks around for a while. We need some longevitity and consistency at the position. I don't think there has been another team in the league who has played defensive coordinator carousel as much as we have for the past decade.
Absolutely agree.

I love the suspense that I get going into the second half of games, because I can't wait to see what Jacks gonna do.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #57
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Even in our losses, JDR has done a phenomenal job of making second half adjustments to put our defense in position to makes plays and bury other teams. Hope he sticks around for a while. We need some longevitity and consistency at the position. I don't think there has been another team in the league who has played defensive coordinator carousel as much as we have for the past decade.
I think JDR finally has the players and it has taken a while to let the scheme sink in, get back up to speed calling plays (which he had not done for a long time), and trying to make adjustments outside of the gameplanning phase.

Remember, he drafted the HELL out of the DL in JAX in order to get after one Peyton Manning with very little success. He did get some very good DT's, but he never, ever had the pass rush duo he inherited in DEN.

Also, he has had the benefit of sitting down With Peyton Manning and discussing how other teams attacked his defenses in Jax and what they thought were the weaknesses they could attack. I know Coyer said that he was able to do that when he was here in INDY and Peyton and he compared notes on how to attack teams. Coyers defense in INDY the year they went to the SB and were undefeated until Polian pulled the plug against the Jets was downright nasty and extremely similar to the Defense DEN uses right now after getting a midseason evaluation. The only real difference was INDY was more susceptible versus the interior running game with poor DT talent. DEN has done much better there this year.

So, give Del Rio mad props for building this defense in a gradual learning mode and slowly working out the kinks. He has done it right and gotten excellent results. As we approach the third mini season, we will see just how good the players are at executing the scheme and winning one on one battles. If they continue to improve and look as good as they have the last few weeks, we will definitely know the talent is there to make a deep playoff run and will be very solid for years to come.

I think they will continue to make strides and especially against some weak sauce offenses coming up. However, I still think the middle of the defense has to make some major strides in coverage to be a great defense capable of playoff dramatics. We shall see.....
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'He' has done a great job of coaching this year. I shant not even whisper his name out loud as to arouse the pigskin gods of our Defensive good fortune. Yes, I'm getting paranoid about our rotating coaching every year.

He who's name shall not be said out loud is doing one hell of a job coaching!
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I think JDR finally has the players and it has taken a while to let the scheme sink in, get back up to speed calling plays (which he had not done for a long time), and trying to make adjustments outside of the gameplanning phase.

Remember, he drafted the HELL out of the DL in JAX in order to get after one Peyton Manning with very little success. He did get some very good DT's, but he never, ever had the pass rush duo he inherited in DEN.

Also, he has had the benefit of sitting down With Peyton Manning and discussing how other teams attacked his defenses in Jax and what they thought were the weaknesses they could attack. I know Coyer said that he was able to do that when he was here in INDY and Peyton and he compared notes on how to attack teams. Coyers defense in INDY the year they went to the SB and were undefeated until Polian pulled the plug against the Jets was downright nasty and extremely similar to the Defense DEN uses right now after getting a midseason evaluation. The only real difference was INDY was more susceptible versus the interior running game with poor DT talent. DEN has done much better there this year.

So, give Del Rio mad props for building this defense in a gradual learning mode and slowly working out the kinks. He has done it right and gotten excellent results. As we approach the third mini season, we will see just how good the players are at executing the scheme and winning one on one battles. If they continue to improve and look as good as they have the last few weeks, we will definitely know the talent is there to make a deep playoff run and will be very solid for years to come.

I think they will continue to make strides and especially against some weak sauce offenses coming up. However, I still think the middle of the defense has to make some major strides in coverage to be a great defense capable of playoff dramatics. We shall see.....
Do you think DJ will help significantly with that.
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