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    Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    Childress era.
    Close games (a score or less) are being won more often as time progresses.

    2006: 9 games decided by a score or less (22% resulted in wins)
    2007: 8 games decided by a score or less (38% resulted in wins)
    2008: 11 games decided by a score or less (64% resulted in wins)
    2009: 3 games decided by a score or less (100% resulted in wins)—after 6 games
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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    Good dig prophet. I'm warming up more and more to the Chilli every day.
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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Childress era.
    Close games (a score or less) are being won more often as time progresses.

    2006: 9 games decided by a score or less (22% resulted in wins)
    2007: 8 games decided by a score or less (38% resulted in wins)
    2008: 11 games decided by a score or less (64% resulted in wins)
    2009: 3 games decided by a score or less (100% resulted in wins)—after 6 games
    You might find it interesting:

    Childress's career coaching record is 30-24.
    .555 winning percentage.

    If you're willing to admit that his first season is a write-off since that was our biggest "rebuilding" year, his winning percentage is now 63%

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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Childress era.
    Close games (a score or less) are being won more often as time progresses.

    2006: 9 games decided by a score or less (22% resulted in wins)
    2007: 8 games decided by a score or less (38% resulted in wins)
    2008: 11 games decided by a score or less (64% resulted in wins)
    2009: 3 games decided by a score or less (100% resulted in wins)—after 6 games
    good post. Course Lions were "close" in like 12 games last year didn't mean much. Close and lose doesn't always mean we were in it. Packers weren't in it but still lost by one score.

    Still got to say Im like Chilly actually starting to be aggressive about it and able to win those close games. He has grown tremendously imo preparation and play calling. Less testing the waters. More going for it. Chilly's improved by 2 wins every season. And its not a coincidence. This year particularly he's doing a lot better. Still think there's a lot better and a lot of calls I hate by him (ie end of the Ravens game running after big plays 3 times and FGs) but Im not on the Fire Childress now bandwagon as much as I used to be.
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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Childress era.
    Close games (a score or less) are being won more often as time progresses.

    2006: 9 games decided by a score or less (22% resulted in wins)
    2007: 8 games decided by a score or less (38% resulted in wins)
    2008: 11 games decided by a score or less (64% resulted in wins)
    2009: 3 games decided by a score or less (100% resulted in wins)—after 6 games
    I love this post. To be fair, we need to wait until this season is over before including it.
    But the trend is plain to see.
    Childress always plays the odds.
    It makes him predictable, but also is making him a winner. However it always seems to keep games close.

    Remember when he said the offensive scheme is kick ass and blamed the players for not executing it?
    Sure looks like he was right.
    Like some, we could say it was all Peterson. But now I guess we would have to say it is also Favre.

    I question having Johnson at safety, Sullivan at center, and Tahi at fullback. But otherwise, Childress and Spielman have assembled one incredibly talented team.

    Now we shall see how it goes, as adversity rears its ugly head, the remainder of this season.

    I expect it will be pretty good, since I predicted a 14-2 record.



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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

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    ...good post. Course Lions were "close" in like 12 games last year didn't mean much. Close and lose doesn't always mean we were in it. Packers weren't in it but still lost by one score...
    Yes, that's the point though.
    Many games are close in the NFL, the good teams seem to find a way to win and the bad teams seem to find a way to lose.
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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

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    "Prophet" wrote:
    Childress era.
    Close games (a score or less) are being won more often as time progresses.

    2006: 9 games decided by a score or less (22% resulted in wins)
    2007: 8 games decided by a score or less (38% resulted in wins)
    2008: 11 games decided by a score or less (64% resulted in wins)
    2009: 3 games decided by a score or less (100% resulted in wins)—after 6 games
    I love this post. To be fair, we need to wait until this season is over before including it.
    But the trend is plain to see.
    Childress always plays the odds.
    It makes him predictable, but also is making him a winner. However it always seems to keep games close.

    Remember when he said the offensive scheme is kick ass and blamed the players for not executing it?
    Sure looks like he was right.
    Like some, we could say it was all Peterson. But now I guess we would have to say it is also Favre.

    I question having Johnson at safety, Sullivan at center, and Tahi at fullback. But otherwise, Childress and Spielman have assembled one incredibly talented team.

    Now we shall see how it goes, as adversity rears its ugly head, the remainder of this season.

    I expect it will be pretty good, since I predicted a 14-2 record.
    I would say that execution has been the culprit most of the time.
    This team is orders of magnitude better than the 2006 team.
    The long-term solution at QB is still a huge question mark, but, then again, most teams can say the same thing.

    Oh, your 14-2 prediction sucks.
    Did you factor in the TW end of the world scenario?
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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    Interesting stats, I'll be sure to take them into account while I'm screaming at my television on Sunday.

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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

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    "Prophet" wrote:
    Childress era.
    Close games (a score or less) are being won more often as time progresses.

    2006: 9 games decided by a score or less (22% resulted in wins)
    2007: 8 games decided by a score or less (38% resulted in wins)
    2008: 11 games decided by a score or less (64% resulted in wins)
    2009: 3 games decided by a score or less (100% resulted in wins)—after 6 games
    I love this post. To be fair, we need to wait until this season is over before including it.
    But the trend is plain to see.
    Childress always plays the odds.
    It makes him predictable, but also is making him a winner. However it always seems to keep games close.

    Remember when he said the offensive scheme is kick jiggly butt and blamed the players for not executing it?
    Sure looks like he was right.
    Like some, we could say it was all Peterson. But now I guess we would have to say it is also Favre.

    I question having Johnson at safety, Sullivan at center, and Tahi at fullback. But otherwise, Childress and Spielman have assembled one incredibly talented team.

    Now we shall see how it goes, as adversity rears its ugly head, the remainder of this season.

    I expect it will be pretty good, since I predicted a 14-2 record.
    The comment in blue makes Ted Thompson look smart.
    He knew we had a KAO and didn't want BF to run it, shipped him to NYJ.
    Wait maybe he should have kept him, no wait.....
    Already looking forward to GB in GB.

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    Re: Childress era: close games, Ws improving.

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:
    ...good post. Course Lions were "close" in like 12 games last year didn't mean much. Close and lose doesn't always mean we were in it. Packers weren't in it but still lost by one score...
    Yes, that's the point though.
    Many games are close in the NFL, the good teams seem to find a way to win and the bad teams seem to find a way to lose.
    +1


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