As the season draws to a close, one area of heated discussion lately has been whether or not to fire Mangini and find a new coach. My position is probably already well known around here so I'll leave that be. What follows is a small amount of stats that show an area where the team has improved since last season. Could it be a sign of good coaching?
2009 FG TD PTS
CLE: 23 25 244
OPP: 30 41 377
We were scored 15.25 PPG and were outscored by 8.3 PPG.
2010 FG TD PTS
CLE: 22 28 262
OPP: 25 31 292
We scored 17.5 PPG and were only outscored by 2 PPG.
If we play to those averages against the Steelers it will look like this:
2009: 244 377
2010: 280 312
Last year we drafted defensively in the first and second round and it's seemed to pan out. Caution: speculation ahead. If we can have that kind of draft this year offensively (say a WR and RT in no specific order) we may see the kind of improvement next year to our offense that our defense saw this year. I am all for the Hoheini Triumvirate staying as is.
So the new totals are 271PF/333PA and an average loss of 3.875 points, up from 2 flat... god that game was awful.