How convenient – Todd Grantham gives us a yardstick with which to measure his defense’s progress this season.
… As a rule, Grantham said you should stop teams at least 80 percent of the time when it’s third-and-10 or more. He said the Bulldogs were in the 60s last season.
“That’s something we’re going to address and get better at,” Grantham said. “We were actually better on the intermediate third downs [third-and-3 to third-and-7] than we were on the longer ones.”
The Bulldogs also gave up 13.5 yards per completion a year ago, and Grantham said that needs to be closer to 9 yards.
I guess you know one thing I’ll be tracking weekly this fall.