25 points per game is nice..
Only 10 teams last year Allowed 25 points per game...
Also remember that Miami was 8th in scoring defense last year Allowing 20.9 points per game..
I get the idea that more points means more wins... Miami averaged 19.8 points per game. So while the Defense was in the top 10, and clearly were the reason we were in so many games....
I think the goal should be simpler than 25 points per game.
Lets worry about a positive point differential.... (Miami was a negative 17)
And set a more probable goal of 22.5 points per game...
I'd also like to point out... of the 12 playoff teams last season, 10 of them were in the top 12 when it came to scoring defense (Arizona & Miami the only outstanding).
I just think it's SEXY to talk about offenses, and high scoring offenses..... but what it really comes down to, Miami is a defensive team... thats been the miami calling card since Marino retired.... Philbin's comment was obviously feed the media, and fans what they want to hear.... a pipe dream
Definitely fair points, but on the other side of the ball, every single playoff team avg more than 22.5 points a game, only the defensive heavy Panthers avg under 24.4 points per game, with an avg of 22.9.
Only 2 other teams avg under 25 points a game, Indy at 24.4 and the Chargers at 24.8, so 11 of the 12 playoff teams were near or over 25 points per game.
It's a real thing to shoot for if you want to make the playoffs, 15 teams avg at least 24.4 points per game last year, thats half the league, if it's a pipe dream for us then we're probably in trouble.