Mike Martz / a different look
Posted Sep. 01 at 12:38 AM
I posted the sack/interception chart yesterday, and it threw a couple of readers. They pointed out that Mike Martz’s offenses weren’t heavily represented on the list of the worst offenses (in terms of sacks and interceptions).
So some took it that Martz’s offenses perhaps weren’t that bad.
This, however, was due more to general changes in the game. Teams don’t give up as many sacks as they did in the past. The game has changed. Fewer interceptions as well. (So maybe it was dumb to even post the chart at all).
Anyway, check out the charts below.
They show the teams that have allowed the most sacks and interceptions in Mike Martz’s last five years in the league (2004-2008). He was with the Rams for two of those years, then the Lions for two years, and with the 49ers in 2008. He was out of the league in 2009.
It’s pretty ugly. Lots of sacks. Lots of interceptions – more than any other team in that span. And it has us feeling pretty confident that the Bears will finish last in both of those categories this season. Chicago doesn’t have much of an offensive line.
MOST INTERCEPTIONS ALLOWED, 2004-2008
109 Mike Martz teams
101 St. Louis
95 Green Bay
94 San Francisco
89 New Orleans
84 NY Jets
78 NY Giants
75 Kansas City
71 Tampa Bay
61 New England
60 San Diego
MOST SACKS ALLOWED, 2004-2008
268 Mike Martz teams
246 San Francisco
238 St. Louis
201 NY Jets
197 Kansas City
186 Tampa Bay
161 NY Giants
152 New England
134 New Orleans
128 San Diego
118 Green Bay
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Sep. 01 at 01:01 AM
You don't have to be historically bad, to be bad. The proper comparison is with your contemporaries. When you do this, your stats show that Martz has been so bad for so long, that it is historic.
Posted by MIKE BERMINGHAM | Sep. 01 at 08:59 PM
These stats, while interesting,can be misleading.Look at the Redskin's numbers on this list.They took care of the ball and the Qb and still stunk it up.Oh yaeh,and they were alot more boring to watch than Martz's teams.
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