Does anyone else think that Lovie gets to much credit for Ron Riveras defense

Well I started looking up the stats after I read everything that Lovie smith has done since he has been coach of the Chicago Bears. So I wanted to take a closer look. of how it really looks. Here are the defensive stats the years with Ron Rivera. And the stats with the Lovie and Bobby show.  This is not including playoffs since Lovie hasn't been alone

                                               Ron Rivera Bears team                                                   Lovie Smiths Bears team

Wins/losses                                  29W-19L                                                                                     16W- 16L

Sacks per yr avg                              38.6                                                                                              34.5

Tackles 4 loss per yr                     112.6                                                                                              83

Forced fumbles per yr                     22.6                                                                                              16

Int's per season                               21.6                                                                                               19 

defensive TDs                                   3.3                                                                                                  1

Opp yrds per gm avg                      304.3                                                                                             345

Opp rushing yds per gm                109.5                                                                                             108.5

Opp pass yds per gm                     194.6                                                                                             236.5

points per seaon avg                      262.6                                                                                              349


This might have been covered by someone else. But i got really curious after Lovie smith said that letting Ron go has been good for him and us. Its probably gonna be a long season with Lovie's cover 2. And Windy I know i'm gonna hear from you so let me know what I got wrong so i can correct it.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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