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Leodis McKelvin - Most Targeted CB in the NFL (Through 2 Weeks)


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#1 BillsGuyInWilton

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

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Leodis McKelvin leads the league with 26 targets, but he's allowed only 10 catches for 111 yards. 0 TDs 5 PDs


That, my friends, is truly astounding.

Keep up the awesome work Leo!

Edited by BillsGuyInBallstonSpa, 18 September 2013 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:13 AM

Perhaps competent coaching is helping him.

Do we now have a solid #2 corner opposite of Gilmore?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

5 pd's on 26 attempts....when did mckelvin learn to do that?  The story of his career was he was always able to stay in position and with his man but couldn't ever stop the pass.

He looked real good against the kittys last week

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

Thanks for the post.  

Keep it up Leo!!!  You're playing great!!!

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

Given his prior performance in years past it is no wonder the game plans were to test him thoroughly.  Good for him to stand up to the challenge.  Remember this is a guy who was benched for being torched.  I do not know what the new staff is doing with him but clearly it is working.  Even more amazing in that he is not getting a ton of over the top help.  They are putting him out there 1 to 1 very frequently.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

View PostdrinkTHEkoolaid, on 18 September 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:

5 pd's on 26 attempts....when did mckelvin learn to do that?  The story of his career was he was always able to stay in position and with his man but couldn't ever stop the pass.

He looked real good against the kittys last week

Terrible coaching.  I was always under the impression that our old DB coach sucked.  Watching our DBs play this year, my impression is correct.  It's true, we're getting more pressure this season, but our DBs are also doing a much better job of playing the ball, not just the man.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 18 September 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Given his prior performance in years past it is no wonder the game plans were to test him thoroughly.  Good for him to stand up to the challenge.  Remember this is a guy who was benched for being torched.  I do not know what the new staff is doing with him but clearly it is working.  Even more amazing in that he is not getting a ton of over the top help.  They are putting him out there 1 to 1 very frequently.
if I was a FS I'd be foaming at the mouth to play here. CB's able to play man up and even jam their receivers too...  a ball hawking FS would clean up the field on any errant pass.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 18 September 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Given his prior performance in years past it is no wonder the game plans were to test him thoroughly.  Good for him to stand up to the challenge.  Remember this is a guy who was benched for being torched.  I do not know what the new staff is doing with him but clearly it is working.  Even more amazing in that he is not getting a ton of over the top help.  They are putting him out there 1 to 1 very frequently.

I would guess the targets are more about someone who isn't supposed to be a #1CB being on the #1 WR.  I'm sure the same thing would happen to whoever had to replace Antonio Cromartie or Joe Haden if they got hurt.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

View PostdrinkTHEkoolaid, on 18 September 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:

5 pd's on 26 attempts....when did mckelvin learn to do that?  The story of his career was he was always able to stay in position and with his man but couldn't ever stop the pass.

He looked real good against the kittys last week

Coming out of college he was known for pass break ups just not ints. They also said he was the best man coverage corner in that draft and we immediately had him playing zone. I'm starting to think it was our coaches that were dumb and not him.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 18 September 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

if I was a FS I'd be foaming at the mouth to play here. CB's able to play man up and even jam their receivers too...  a ball hawking FS would clean up the field on any errant pass.
Wish we had one of those one the roster :flirt:

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

View Postkr632, on 18 September 2013 - 11:02 AM, said:

Coming out of college he was known for pass break ups just not ints. They also said he was the best man coverage corner in that draft and we immediately had him playing zone. I'm starting to think it was our coaches that were dumb and not him.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

The biggest mystery is why any group of coaches ever asked Leo to play CB in any type of "scheme coverage"...that's just not his game.

This staff seems to understand that he's built to simply line up and cover. Kudos to them and to him.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:23 AM

View PostNewEra, on 18 September 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Terrible coaching.  I was always under the impression that our old DB coach sucked.  Watching our DBs play this year, my impression is correct.  It's true, we're getting more pressure this season, but our DBs are also doing a much better job of playing the ball, not just the man.
which is funny when you think back to the fact that one of his first coaches here was a DB and should have had the DBs as the best part of this team

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

People thought I was crazy when I expressed confidence in Leodis, given the right coaching formula.

Glad to see you're all finally starting to see the light. :nana:

Leodis + Stephon = great things

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:43 AM

Isn't Donnie Henderson, the old D Coordinator for the Jets our DB coach now?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

View Postmatter2003, on 18 September 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

Isn't Donnie Henderson, the old D Coordinator for the Jets our DB coach now?
He's here to stay.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

View PostRealityCheck, on 18 September 2013 - 11:47 AM, said:

He's here to stay.
Leo specifically credited him for working on his technique in an interview yesterday.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 18 September 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

if I was a FS I'd be foaming at the mouth to play here. CB's able to play man up and even jam their receivers too...  a ball hawking FS would clean up the field on any errant pass.
Man, where could we ever find one of those?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

I don't know if it is top level coaching, scheme, positional coaching, whatever...  In addition to the overall defense looking vastly better 3 individuals stand out to me as completely resurrected.

McK was a phenomenal returner and a marginal nickel or dime DB.  He's thus far looked like a solid starting NFL corner.

Moats was a lost soul bubble LB with a few flashes.  He now looks to be a solid off the bench or starting ILB with  great run stopping ability.

A Williams was statistically one of the worst DBS in the game, now he may prove to be a solid NFL safety.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Another interesting statistic from PFF.

"Buffalo Bills: There are 10 inside/middle linebackers in the league who have yet to miss a tackle. The only pair of teammates are Kiko Alonso and Arthur Moats."

https://www.profootb...ions-week-2-2/.