Re: Debating a team's strengths and weaknesses
You also have to weigh the impact of a particular defense or offense on the outcome of the overall game.
A team with high scoring offense tends to make their defense look bad because the other team has to try and keep up with the shooting match. The loser may score lots of points, gain yds, or create stats that make the team with the potent offense look weak on defense.
And some teams with an offense that maybe could open it up, tend to play more conservative just because they are playing to win....'Bama is the perfect example. 'Bama has not had a weak offense in a long time.