Statistics are funny things and always need to be taken in context, but there is no-effing-way I would ever believe we would be this late in the year with the #1 Pass Defense without Countess playing more than a few series. It is actually inconceivable. Yes the Big Ten is down, but they still do drop back and pass the ball. Absolutely incredible job by Mallory getting this group to play with confidence and technique. There are not enough points to minus from Gibson to add to Mallory, tip of the hat.
You would do what to the person telling you we would be #1 in Pass Defense w/o Countess
Waist high or not at all...
0 points for this guy? My 3 year old's favorite thing is the down-low too slow low five. Let's show some respect...
It's better than I thought, but the two big reasons are 1. Lack of quality opponent QBs, and 2. Lots of PI calls.
PI calls? Doesn't that hurt a defense, or is pass D only measured in yards without anything else?
On that note, I would have been a lot more dismissive of the person who told me Taylor Martinez would be the best passer in the Big Ten at some point in his career.
make them a chocolate malt...
If you'd make someone a chocolate malt just for telling you a statistic, then I can only imagine what you would do for a Klondike bar.
You're title is making my brain hurt.
But I would tell that person to tell me what our run defense is, our total defense, rank and are we going to the Rose Bowl?
Your improper use of "you're" is making my brain hurt. You should probably try to figure out contractions before criticizing others.
The Big Ten is terrible.
On a side note, I wonder how much time Raymon Taylor would have gotten this year if Countess was still around. Taylor has evolved into the best corner on this defense, at least from Michigan State's point of view (targeting floyd almost exclusively).
We Still have to play 2 very good throwing teams and after last week I am not sure this ends great Yes the glass will still be 70% full. No Countess you are right no way we ever sniff this side of 50.
they're averaging 5.6YPA and Vandenberg has only five TD's against six INT's through the air.
Ohio State and Iowa? They probably rank #4 and #3 for worst passing teams we play respectively.
OSU is tied (with M) for 98th ranked pass offense, but is averaging 7.8YPA which is definitely respectable.
Not to take anything away from are secondary because they have done a tremendous job but lack of quality QB play in the Big Ten is a large reason. Look at these B1G numbers.
Passing Yards By Team D1
40. Penn State
73. Michigan State
100(Tied). Ohio State
Indiana would have the #26 passing yardage in D1 at this point, I would have been really shocked! Wow.
The coach is Kevin Wilson, who created quite an effective passing attack as OC at Oklahoma.
But they were 84th last year in passing offense, had a 1-11 record, had a new coach and lost a bunch of players. I know it's the Big Tennn but it's a pretty surprising turnaround so quickly and without a lot of great players.
says its possible to turn like that around.
I would probably moderate -1 (trolling).
Our secondary doesn't have a lot of speed, and we lack big playmakers.. We haven't face a decent passing QB all year..
Umm... what? Bama's boy was in the Heisman hunt. We're just lucky we didn't have to try to stop McLovin. That is an impossibility.
Bama didn't HAVE to pass to beat us and therefore did it just enought to keep us honest on D.
I am very impressed with the D this year but feel is is due to scheme and technique to a greater part than individual talent.
...when Countess is back and Taylor is a second year starter. Rock solid!
I stand corrected.....Again
Two of the more significant contributions among all defensive statistics for 2011 are that Countess accounted for 5% of total tackles and 17% of pass breakups, both of which are significant and definitely confirm that he is a presence in the secondary.
Consider as well the offenses we have seen this year, several of which are not generally known for their effective passing games. On average, teams last year were 17 of 28 against us, but this year, the average is 14 of 25. They are throwing less, but with a second year in Mattison's defense in progress, when they are throwing, we are giving up 22% fewer yards per game on average, and we are on track to give up 28% fewer total yards. So, there are the generally anemic passing games, but what there is of a passing game, we are defending it better.
Mallory deserves a lot of credit for getting the secondary to the level that they are at, but I can't help but think sometimes how much better these already stellar pass defense stats would be with Countess out there....
That's great but if you watch the games you can tell that our pass defense isn't that great. So many B1G QBs have missed huge opportunities to make big plays in the passing game. Our secondary has gotten beat repeatedly but the QBs are just missing.
So what would I say? I would say thank you to the B1G QBs for being absolutely terrible at hitting wide open WR.
Did we even stop the backup QB for NW? Like our D but we aren't the best at anything.
#1...Blake Countess...does Braylon know?
I would have told him to shut his fucking face, Uncle fucker.
Why would you do that? Unless he's a cock-sucking, ass-licking uncle fucker.
You fuck your uncle, yes it's true. Nobody fucks uncles quite like you.
NSFW for language but thats implied
Can't believe they cut the ending: Suck my balls.
Or was that from the tv show?...I'm assuming it was from the movie, due to all the F-bombs. It's been so long since I watched that South Park movie, that I can't remember where this scene came from.
Been over this, all of the teams we've played do not have good passing offenses. Now, that's not to discredit a good defense, but it is to be realistic.
EDIT: BIG TENNNNN! [had to]
Since you're the one telling me that we're #1, I'll just ask you to name your gift. I don't believe it, but I'll accept it as the only good news of this stinkin' day.
(PS - Please don't reply like my wife by stating a bunch of innuendo and suggestions and then yell at me for not buying something completely different because I should have anticipated your real request.)
I'm not sure. But to be honest, our pass D looked pretty shaky last week.
#1 in opponent passer rating and YPA?
Opponent adjustments: Success Rate and PPP combine to form S&P, an OPS-like measure for football. Then each team's S&P output for a given category (Rushing/Passing on either Standard Downs or Passing Downs) is compared to the expected output based upon their opponents and their opponents' opponents. This is a schedule-based adjustment designed to reward tougher schedules and punish weaker ones.
Pass Efficiency Defense
No. 1 FLORIDA STATE
No. 36 MICHIGAN
No. 1 ALABAMA
No. 27 MICHIGAN
I could only find raw data for opponent YPA
No. 1 FLORIDA STATE (5.2 YPA)
No. 18 MICHIGAN (6.0 YPA)
Is the person telling me Mattison?
I had forgotten about him being out. If he fully recovers, he will give us a huge boost in the secondary.
Tattoo "BIG TEHNNNNN!!!!" to their foreheads because they obviously think Big Ten QBs and receivers are going to Suuuuuuck.
Id give him his crayons back and tell him to color in the lines.
It just goes to show what sound fundamentals and an excellent team concept is able to do. It is true that we have benefited from the type of competition we have played (Air Force, etc.), but still it is pretty awesome.