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Was the 2000 Defense the Best of All Time?


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#1 eandb17

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:14 AM

Hey Guys,

 

I was just reading an article (http://statsports.net/?p=108) and it ranked the top three defense of all time. It actually put our 2000 D at #1 of all time above Seattle and the Bears. What do you guys think about this? Are we actually the best defense of all time?


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#2 K-Dog

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

ARE? no.
WERE?
yes.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:05 AM

Yes. The 2000 defense is clearly the best defense of all time.


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#4 I-70WestRaven

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:37 PM

Yes, nuff said!!


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

Best single season, bar none.  Defense allowed 4 less points a game than Seattle's this year and had more turnovers as well as defensive touchdowns I believe.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

Best single season defense of all time. The only reason you could make a case for the Bears to Bucs is because they invented defenses, but I would still take the Ravens in any generation
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

Absolutely! The best.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

Best single season defense of all time. The only reason you could make a case for the Bears to Bucs is because they invented defenses, but I would still take the Ravens in any generation

From what I've read the Tampa 2 the Buccaneers used to such effectiveness was actually a defense used by the Steelers in the 1970s, Dungy having played on those teams just brought the philosophy with him to Tampa.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:08 PM

2000 Ravens defense was the best of all time.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:12 PM

To me its a tie between 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:54 PM

To me its a tie between 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens.

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#12 CalvinSmoke

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:00 AM

I hate these debates lol... umm... IDK man!! lol


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:58 AM

To me its a tie between 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens.

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#14 Hjulmann

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:18 AM

Yes.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

Hey Guys,

 

I was just reading an article (http://statsports.net/?p=108) and it ranked the top three defense of all time. It actually put our 2000 D at #1 of all time above Seattle and the Bears. What do you guys think about this? Are we actually the best defense of all time?

 

Think of it this way - the 1986 Bears offense scored 22 PPG, the 2002 Bucs just over 21 PPG, the Seahawks this year 26 PPG. We scored under 21 PPG, and each of our losses came when we scored less than a TD on offense.  We shut out 4 teams - I believe those three I mentioned had a combined 4 shutouts. Given the shutouts plus the shear ineptness of our offense in 2000 (especially when you consider that Trent Dilfer actually made our offense better than it was in the first half of the season) I'd say we are the best.  Oh, also you should consider that we didn't allow a single offensive point in the Superbowl that year - the Giants only score was a kickoff return TD.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:48 AM

That's about as fair an analysis as I've seen when it comes to ranking defenses. While it's almost impossible to mean fully compare stats across different eras of the game, comparing each defense to league averages for that particular year makes a lot of sense. Not to mention, I agree with the conclusion 100%
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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:55 AM

Swap out Herring, Burnett and Goose with prime Reed, Suggs and Ngata.


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#18 Donte19

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:25 AM

the overall stats say we are the best to ever take the field, i dont know about the 1976 steelers though....i seen they mad the top 4


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:51 AM

Swap out Herring, Burnett and Goose with prime Reed, Suggs and Ngata.

Well now that's just not even comprehendible

Can we throw in the almighty Dan Cody as well?
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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:38 AM

If it comes down to the 85 Bears and the 00 Ravens then i'll drink the Koolaid and take the Ravens.


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