September 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

NFL DC's have two full years of game film on Mahomes.

They have one full year of film on Lamar.*

Looks like that one year of Lamar is enough to work with, and no matter how many years they have of Mahomes, it will never be enough.

*(Plus a transitional half year when the offense hadn't been built around his skills).

posted by beaverboard at 09:14 AM on September 29

What's the minimum number of points an offense needs to score to blame a loss on the defense, and vice versa? Maybe it's just me but I wonder about this kind of thing ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on September 29

Tennessee and Minnesota, who just played each other this past Sunday, have both shut down their facilities due to multiple positive Coronovirus tests in the Tennesse camp.

posted by NoMich at 12:21 PM on September 29

MLB playoffs start today. Congratulations to the eventual World Series champion, the Chicago White Sox.

posted by NoMich at 12:39 PM on September 29

What's the minimum number of points an offense needs to score to blame a loss on the defense, and vice versa?

Back in the Dungy / Gruden glory days of the Buccaneers, the awesome Tampa D was their calling card. They didn't score a ton of points in the late 90's with guys like Shaun King running the offense.

Dean of the D Warren Sapp set the tone for the Bucs offense by famously saying something along the lines of "just get me 16 points and we'll handle the rest".

It might have been 16 or it might have been another number but it was in that ballpark. They got pretty good at holding teams to 20 points or less.

posted by beaverboard at 12:41 PM on September 29

What's the minimum number of points an offense needs to score to blame a loss on the defense

Recall the Giants winning a Superbowl with Phil Simms when they rarely reached 17 points. And often it was LT and the defense wreaking havoc and scoring many of the points themselves. The offense simply needed to kill time and not turn over the ball.

Today's game has changed. If you are playing Mahomes a 17 point lead with 3 minutes to go isn't enough.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:43 PM on September 29

From the Classic My Assic desk, courtesy of Pro Football Talk:

The Broncos aren't sure who will start at quarterback in Thursday night's fall classic against the Jets.

Except it won't be Blake Bortles.

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