Sunday Was No Fluke: Rex Ryan Defenses Don’t Finish Football Games

Posted: 17th November 2009 by David Geller in NFL
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During MondayÆs press conference, Rex Ryan explained that his defenses normally finish games and that he is not used to the type of performance the defense has been guilty of in the fourth quarter this season. á Like many of his promises heading into 2009, this statement is empty and erroneous. á For the past decade, the Ravens defense has been the most consistent in the NFL. Following a mediocre season in 2007, they stormed back into relevancy in 2008, carrying a rookie quarterback and rookie coach to an 11-5 record and within a game of a Super Bowl birth. á Although dominant through three quarters, the defense rarely got a chance to display finishing ability late in games. Of the eleven victories, only one was by seven points or less, which was an opening day victory over the Cincinn ...

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