Re: Broncos fans are horrible
posted at 9/19/2013 7:06 PM EDT
In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
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The differential in ring totals is TB had defenses and PM did not. You cannot argue that.
Actually you can. He has had a top 4 scoring defense 3 times. The result? 3 one and dones.
A number of his other teams had top 10 scoring defenses and they didn't win anything either.
Lets look at these shall we?
2005 - The defense held up well, but Manning was also playing against the #3 scoring defense and #4 defense in yards given up. Manning put the team in position to tie the game and take it into overtime but Mike Vanderjagt missed a game tying FG. Never happened to Brady.
2008 - that #1 scoring defense gave up 28 pts. Manning had his offense in SD territory twice when turnovers occurred. Marvin Harrison fumbled after a catch at about the SD 22 yd line. At SD's 3 yd line Manning tossed a short pass to Kenton Keith. The ball was chest high and at his numbers. Keith dropped the ball which fell into Eric Weddle's hands. SD's offense was injured - both Rivers and Tomlinson. Indy's defense could not stop Billy Volek or Darren Sproles. That game was not Manning's fault.
2012 - Manning had his team in the lead with :41 to play in regulation and the defense gave up a 70 yd TD on 3rd and 3. Manning's fault? That defense gave up 35 pts in regulation. Manning's fault?
Both teams the colts lost to in 05 and 12 were the eventual sb champions. Context sucks, but stats never tell the whole story, do they?
Yup, right out of the Polian/Manning blame playbook... it was his fault not mine. Those 8 one and outs are just coincidences. Gotcha
As I said context matters when stats are the defense.