Originally posted by Jersey9er:Well i decided its a valid question because in the Smith thread, Crabs thread, we have talked about this issue over and over again. We were 13-3, but some felt Smith should of had more yardage, tds etc. Crabs had his best season yet i think, but didnt have the yardage.
Some after a win, say it was just the D that got us the win, but had it not been for some output on the offensive side of the ball, we wouldnt of won many of the games we did.
When we were losing. Sooo many at least 85% of the zoners, said that winning cures it all. And had very little hope going into Sept 2011. then we finish 13-3, one game away from the SB, now the tone has changed to nitpick some of the key elements that got us here. We didnt need big yardage to win games, it's that simple for last year, but when we needed to score points for the win, we did just that. Regardless of the yardage.
Yes, we all want wins, no doubt. But why does it seem like we are the most depressed 13-3 team. Unhappy with tons that helped get us to where we are now.
And all i keep reading is talking less about the wins and winning record, and more about yardage and what numbers should of been put up.
So I ask, and keep it real, which one means more to you!
I myself it's all about the wins, Crabs can catch for 500yds, Gore can run for 500yds, and Smith can throw for 2000yds, and 10tds. And if we have a winning record, thats all i want.
The fact of the matter is big stats usually contribute heavily to wins. Last year's team isn't exactly the greatest example to use because our defense was ridiculously good at taking away the ball. This is something we cannot rely on every year. If you take the numbers that the offense put up and couple that with a mediocre defense, we sure as hell wouldn't have been a 13-3 team. Imagine big stats on offense coupled with last year's defense - they would have blown everybody out of the water.
To answer the question, wins are more important, obviously. But like I said, big numbers usually contribute heavily to a win. The Saints, Patriots, Packers and Giants should be proof of this.