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For all this complaining about Bend don't break D it seems to be working- Falcons only have 5 sustained 80+ yard TD drives against them all year


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There have been 30 TDs scored against this team, only 5 have been sustained drives of 80 yards or more.

Sustained drives means no big plays- there have been some big runs and some long passes, but long drives mainly end up in FGs against this team.

10 of those TDs are direct result of turnovers, kickoff/punt returns- a 59 yard fumble recovery, a 6 yard "drive" for Brees in NO after a 72 yard punt return, blocked punt recovered in the end zone, and so on.

8 of these TDs are drives of 50 yards or less.

This D works well when given a full field to work with.

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10 of those TDs are direct result of turnovers, kickoff/punt returns- a 59 yard fumble recovery, a 6 yard "drive" for Brees in NO after a 72 yard punt return, blocked punt recovered in the end zone, and so on.

8 of these TDs are drives of 50 yards or less.

This D works well when given a full field to work with.

I've complained about the SPT coverage all season and how it's crippled the "D" at times. The SPT coverage has gotten better and needs to play at a high level for our defense to be maximized. Likewise, we have to get back to not turning the ball over and cutting the other teams throat early in games so the "D" can tee off. Not happy about the 3man rush that we use at bad times during the game, but our "D" is not a liability at all. +1

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It doesn't exactly seem to be a bend but don't break defense this year. The additions of Moore, Robinson, Weatherspoon and Grimes coming into his own have turned our D into an attacking defense. We still play alot of zone but I think the bend but don't break was more of a lack of personnel rather than a defensive philosophy.

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