29 Sep 2004
There are 100 power rankings out there on the Web (heck, I do one too) but Dr. Z's are usually good for information about how teams are playing and how coaches are thinking. The information contained within is a better reason to read than the rankings themselves, although they make more sense now that Dr. Z has gotten rid of his early season "can't rank anyone above a team that beat them" nonsense. I am curious about the Doc's belief that the Jacksonville defense will get tired as the season goes along from being on the field so much -- it makes logical sense, but I don't remember past teams built around defense getting tired later in the season. It's interesting that the last five New York Jet teams to start 2-0 missed the playoffs. And Dr. Z is actually predicting a Tampa upset of Denver. He's clearly off the Quentin Griffin bandwagon.
I'm still trying to figure out how the Dr. Z homage contest will be structured. I'm open to ideas.
2 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2007, 12:37pm by fentermine
The 2015 Saints were the worst defense we have ever measured, and Brandon Browner set a single-season record for penalties, so it's no surprise to see him at the bottom of the coverage tables.