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Member Since 07 May 2008
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In Topic: Why i deeply believe deboer should go.

01 December 2014 - 03:25 PM

What we need is a good defensive minded coach.  Deboer is not it.  When you have a slower roster, offensive minded systems don't work. Just look at the Devils from 2005-2008.  Specifically focus on the 2007-2008 Devils.  http://www.hockey-re...s/NJD/2008.html

 

LW

Parise

Elias

Pandolfo

Brylin

 

C

Zajac

Madden

Zubrus

Rupp

 

RW

Gionta

Langenbrunner

Clarkson

Asham

 

D

Martin

White

Vishnevski

Mottau

Rachunek

Oduya

Greene

Brookbank

Salvador

 

How did THAT team win 46 games, and finish with 99 points?  Well the big reason was because Marty was amazing that year.  But the other big reason was because of coaching.  Brent Sutter had a good defensive system in place.  I don't believe for a second that that roster is better than the current one.  The 07-08 team had 3 players finish with 50 or more points, and one player finish with 60 points. And our current defense is much better than that team.

 

I think if the current Devils were to have a good defensive coach, we'd have more wins than we do know.  Deboer is too offensive minded, and his system is terrible for the roster we currently have.  The neutral zone play is bad.  Even if there is no better coach available, I still think a shakeup is in order.  Hell just change things up.  It wouldn't hurt to try.

+1   well said

In Topic: 2014 New York Jets thread

10 November 2014 - 04:58 PM

This is where your argument goes off the reservation.  Vick is NOT an accurate passer historically.  His career completion percentage is 56.2, which would be 32nd ranked if it was a team rank this season.

 

http://www.pro-footb.../V/VickMi00.htm

http://espn.go.com/n...t/completionPct

 

And I never mentioned the Buffalo game lol (after all, Vick didn't start, he was rushed in), the problem with that game was the four additional turnovers and the fact the offense did nothing in the second half.  They did actually have seventeen points at the half so they weren't piling up everything against a prevent, but by the same token Vick's passing numbers weren't great till the last drive either.

thats also somewhat missleading though, because a lot of the seasons where vicks completion percentages were poor came early on in his career. it seems as he matured he became a better passer

In Topic: 2014 New York Jets thread

10 November 2014 - 03:23 PM

Since Geno got the hook, Vick is converting 3rd downs at a 44.2% rate (9/16 in Week 8, 4/12 in Week 9, and 6/15 in Week 10).  Jets were at 39.4% for the season with Geno taking most of the snaps, so yeah, it's been better with Vick, but a lot of that is based off Week 8.  In the last two weeks, the 3rd down conversion rate is 33% and 40%.  So it's really too early to say whether or not Vick is making that much of a difference yet, re:  the (though, again, he's clearly waaaaaaaay ahead of Geno...Vick can at least provide something resembling NFL-quality QB play at the position.  Geno no longer could.       

making a dif. to me is whether or not a team wouldve won the game with another qb. would the jets have won yesterday with geno? i cant really say.

 

i do agree that points scored isnt exactly the best barometer to judge how a qb is performing

In Topic: GDT: Devils at Blues

06 November 2014 - 11:06 PM

We're 6-5-2. Not bad.

the 4game losing streak last month makes it look worse than it is. even if we spit those games, we'd be in good shape at this point

In Topic: DeBoer "Firing Watch" Thread

30 October 2014 - 11:22 AM

comments in this thread make it seem like you think Lou doesn't watch the games.  Give me a break.

no doubt. but ur still talking about a gm that is very sentimental and fond of players coaches that have had success here. i think lou is in debt to pdb for 2012, and i really cant see him firing him at all this season