Based on that it seems we need to work on stopping rb's. But I've read some things about their stat's that leave glaring wholes in some of their stat's. But taken as a whole it's nice to see we did better then average against TE's, we just have to hold the TD's down when we're in the redzone if that's stat sheet is correct.
FO has the Bear's defence ranked 4th based on overall DVOA. (2nd vs. the run, and 6th vs. pass) The passing breakdown table I tried copying, did show pass vs. RB's with the lowest ranking (13th). Also against RB's it had a better DVOA % but included 1 more pass completion and 3.3 more yards per game worse than the nfl average.
I'm still trying to digest it myself, and it takes me awhile before I can relate to meaning of #'s. The Outsiders perhaps stray a little from what matters most, wins, and indirectly points. Seems to me, their goal is to pick up on the general tendencies, through a point system based on success or failure scaled from down and distance. I think it is a useful and interesting view point, but yeah, the only #’s that have ever mattered still are on the score board.
The question comes back to this:
Does it really matter how good you are at football 74% of the time? Well yes and no.
Returning to the topic vs. tight ends, I think the Bears need to improve. I agree with the article (nine touch downs should not be ignored), but I wanted to try to show that they are not the only team and that it is something the entire league needs to work on as a whole. For me, the table also implies that the actual play in that area wasn’t as bad as the results.
I believe it's a weakness but certainly not a vulnerability. (LT is a vulnerability for example) Certainly the dynamic is going to change with a better scoring offense forcing the opposing offense to match tempo. Certain types of games evolve into certain type of styles being played both offensively and defensively. Like A-11 said if we can pick up on general tendencies that weakness can be corrected.
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
No A-11 that I agree w/100%, it's why I hated the Martz signing. Teams are starting to see a use for TE's in the O. not sure if it's the new rules or just the fact that these big guys are getting better or if its just a hole in the Cover 2(a lot of teams use this at least part of the time) or what, but TE's are becoming a big part of what the NFL is now. And those stats show a lot of struggles with it.