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Clutch-factor is invaluable. But it's hard (maybe impossible) to measure. 3rd and 4th down conversions give us some idea of how clutch a team is. Let's take a quick look: 

4th down conversions since Smitty took the reigns (regular season)

2010 - 73 percent (1st in the league)

2009 - 70 percent (4th in the league)

2008 - 46 percent (19th in the league)

3rd down conversions since Smitty took the reigns (regular season)

2010 - 47 percent (3rd in the league)

2009 - 42 percent (10th in the league)

2008 - 43 percent (6th in the league)

4th down conversions in three years preceding Smitty's arrival

2007 - 37 percent (26th in the league)

2006 - 40 percent (25th in the league)

2005 - 43 percent (2nd in the league)

3rd down conversions in three years preceding Smitty's arrival

2007 - 36 percent (23rd in the league)

2006 - 36 percent (24th in the league)

2005 - 36 percent (26th in the league)

Seems like we're (more or less) ratcheting up the clutchiness with time. Granted personnel changes factor in. And 2005 was a slight anomaly re: 4th down conversions. Thoughts?