Originally Posted by Ven0m
Scoring Defense is borderline worthless as a means to evaluate a defense when they're unable to separate 'scores' that the Defense had absolutely nothing to do with (Such as a Pick 6, Fumble Return, Punt Return, Kick Return, Blocked FG/Punt Returned for scores), or drives where our O/ST simply gave the defense a pathetic field position because of turnovers/inability to move the ball/ect.
I agree we need to give up less points, but the point is an absurd amount of those points we gave up had absolutely nothing to do with the defense whatsoever and had to do with our other flaws as a football team. Yet, Scoring Defense counts them all against the Defense, which is absurd.
What's not worthless, especially in Revis case, is passing TDs given up. That's a stat you can directly attribute to Revis ability.
2011 we were 2nd (15 TDs, 19 INTs).
2012 we were 10th (20 TDs, 11 INTs).
I don't think you can only look at passing yards because the Jets were among the worst rushing defenses in the league and teams attacked them on the ground. The thing that I find more alarming about this is that the Jets gave up more TDs in the same amount of pass attempts yet had half of the INTs. That's why I go with the eye test.