18 Jan 2010
Despite taking a scheme-changed Denver defense from a DVOA of 24.7% in 2008 to -7.9% in 2009, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has left the team after he and head coach Josh McDaniels parted ways in a "mutual agreement". Nolan's already received an offer to talk to the Dolphins about their recently vacated DC position. Denver's pass defense was pretty stable at a high standard throughout the year, but the run defense plummeted from second (-18.2%) in Weeks 1-9 to 31st (11.3%) in the second half of the season.
48 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2010, 11:21am by Kaveman
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?