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#21 HT02

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:50 PM

you really can not blame him, to a degree. yes, maybe he should ignore the stuff but who else is. you can blame it on social media/media/forums/technology, the 21st century. it is what it is and trust me, it's not going to slow down...


It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:08 PM

 
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.  Are you seriously saying that Fred Jackson is a better RB than LeSean McCoy?  You, sir, are delusional.


I reread twice because I kept thinking it was saying that too.... still can't figure out which sentence I'm misreading

#23 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:01 AM

It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

I agree. This team doesn't have enough leadership and is full of "me first" type players. Then everyone wonders why we can't even sniff the playoffs.

Edited by DriveFor1Outta5, 15 February 2017 - 12:05 AM.


#24 folz

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:37 AM

If I am remembering correctly, Shady did not seem to be giving enough effort in blitz pickup early last season and he got

called out for it. But then from that moment on (still early in the season), he sold out. I can remember many solid pickups

on his part after that.

 

Maybe PFF is basing it on just those early games or worse yet, just remembering the talk about it early last season and assuming

it continued. I mean Shady is no Fred Jackson when it comes to blocking (Fred bruised people bad), but I don't think Shady's blocking

was a liability either (once he sold out), at least not enough to diminish what he did as a runner/receiver.

 

For instance, PFF ranked Jay Ajayi as the 31st best player in the NFL:

 

Player     Total rush atts/rec targets     Yards from scrimmage     TDs     1st Downs     AVGs.

J. Ajayi                     294                                   1,423                     8              68            4.9 rush/5.6 rec

L. McCoy                  291                                   1,623                    14             73            5.41 rush/7.1 rec

 

So, in 3 less overall attempts than Ajayi, Shady had 200 yards more, 6 more TDs, 5 more 1st downs, and better averages.

Yet, Ajayi is #31 and Shady isn't even on the list? Because of his blocking? Yeah right. 

 

I wonder how good Ajayi's blitz pickup is? I couldn't find any stats on that. He's a bigger back, so he's probably better...but

how many times was he asked to do it? How did he fare? PFF notes that Shady had the lowest grade, but doesn't give any

reference to what other RBs grades were. Shady apparently gave up 13 QB pressures over the course of the season, no

sacks. Do 13 QB pressures (out of 92 blocks) really cancel out his stats?

 

 

I also find it interesting that only 4 RBs made the top 101 at all (Elliot #22, Johnson #23, Bell #27, and Ajayi #31---that's it).              



#25 Blokestradamus

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:49 AM

I wonder how good Ajayi's blitz pickup is? I couldn't find any stats on that. He's a bigger back, so he's probably better...but

how many times was he asked to do it? How did he fare? PFF notes that Shady had the lowest grade, but doesn't give any

reference to what other RBs grades were. Shady apparently gave up 13 QB pressures over the course of the season, no

sacks. Do 13 QB pressures (out of 92 blocks) really cancel out his stats?    

 

Since we get weekly PFF previews and post-game analysis, I can tell you that after Week 16, Ajayi had 0 sacks, 1 QB hit, 3 hurries to his name. Don't know how his Week 17 fared though.

 

Ajayi was asked to pass block on 62 snaps. His pass block grade was 58.0, in comparison to Shady's 37.1. Shady's 92 pass pro snaps were the 5th-highest number of any back in the entire NFL.

 

Other notable RB pass pro grades - Bell (81.7), Elliott (60.1), D Johnson (63.4), Gordon (77.6), Howard (80.7). Jonathan Stewart had the highest grade of 85.3.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

That is just completely false. Moss and Revis are the first two that come to mind but I'm sure there are many more. Remember toms email comparing himself to manning? Please. Yes, they are great. But let's not get out of control. They have Brady and Bill B, the rest is just noise.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:02 AM

It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

Matt Patricia very publically wore a shirt as he got off the plane from the SB depicting the NFL commissioner as a clown. They just won the championship but he can't let go that they were caught cheating. Grow up, indeed.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 15 February 2017 - 09:03 AM.


#28 Boyst62

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

What a waste of his time to care or regard them

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:34 AM

What a waste of his time to care or regard them

Many top athletes seek out this type of stuff for extra motivation.  It's nothing new.



#30 Boyst62

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:38 AM

Many top athletes seek out this type of stuff for extra motivation.  It's nothing new.

but they don't engage the messenger. Its a waste of energy and focus

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:43 AM

but they don't engage the messenger. Its a waste of energy and focus


What's he supposed to focus on in February?

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

What's he supposed to focus on in February?

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#33 symbiant

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:03 AM

The irony is that one could argue that Atlanta lost the superbowl because Freeman missed a block and allowed Ryan to be sacked.

(One of the many plays anyway)



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

 

 

I agree with you. 



#35 ndirish1978

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:33 PM

It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

 

You should google Michael Jordan manufactured up sleights. Someone could say he was "one of the best players" to do something and he would get worked up over not being acknowledged simply as "the best". This has nothing to do with growing up, although it does expose a bias you have against him. 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:34 PM

 

Since we get weekly PFF previews and post-game analysis, I can tell you that after Week 16, Ajayi had 0 sacks, 1 QB hit, 3 hurries to his name. Don't know how his Week 17 fared though.

 

Ajayi was asked to pass block on 62 snaps. His pass block grade was 58.0, in comparison to Shady's 37.1. Shady's 92 pass pro snaps were the 5th-highest number of any back in the entire NFL.

 

Other notable RB pass pro grades - Bell (81.7), Elliott (60.1), D Johnson (63.4), Gordon (77.6), Howard (80.7). Jonathan Stewart had the highest grade of 85.3.

 

Thanks for the info Blokestradamus. That definitely helps to build a better picture, and not in LeSean's favor because 37.1 looks pretty bad next to 60-80. But I still

wonder how big of an impact it is. I'm not saying pass blocking isn't an extremely important part of playing the position...the Super Bowl alone pointed that out, as did having C.J. Spiller on our team, but did Shady's low score prove to be a big enough detriment to his team to warrant not including him on the list?

 

If Ajayi had a clean week 17, then prorated out to Shady's 92 pass pro snaps (with McCoy's 13 QB pressures allowed), Jay would have 6 QB pressures (and/or hits) against him. So that equates to Shady giving up 1 more QB pressure than Ajayi every 2-1/4 games.

 

Again, I'm not saying that is insignificant, but is that really enough to downgrade him from like 30th (slightly better stats than Ajayi at 31) to about 103 (if he was indeed one of the guys that just missed cracking the list)? Maybe, if they were all important plays that turned a game (e.g., the pressure causing an interception or keeping the team from scoring). How did those 7 more pressures across a 16-game season affect his team. Were any of those passes completed despite the pressure? How much did the pressure affect the play? It just seems like a fairly ambiguous statistic to use to downgrade him that much. If he had given up a handful of sacks, I could understand it a bit more. But, I don't know. 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:25 AM

He needs to just shut up and not worry about this stuff.  Who cares???? NOBODY.  He's a good rb but he is still an immature child.

Don't know you seem to be doing the same thing as him right now.

Don't worry he will be in the NFL top 100

Edited by Beef Jerky, 16 February 2017 - 03:26 AM.


#38 Marty McFly

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:12 AM

Matt Patricia very publically wore a shirt as he got off the plane from the SB depicting the NFL commissioner as a clown. They just won the championship but he can't let go that they were caught cheating. Grow up, indeed.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

It's time for him to grow up. I understand your point but he needs to show some leadership. Nobody cares about this and in a week no one will remember who is on the list. Set an example for your team mates and demonstrate that all you want to do is win and not worry about your numbers or recognition. Could you ever imagine any Patriot player reacting to this silly ranking? The answer is no.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:52 PM

I agree. This team doesn't have enough leadership and is full of "me first" type players. Then everyone wonders why we can't even sniff the playoffs.

Well said!  Rex made it worse unfortunately


Matt Patricia very publically wore a shirt as he got off the plane from the SB depicting the NFL commissioner as a clown. They just won the championship but he can't let go that they were caught cheating. Grow up, indeed.

Not sure what one has to do with the other but ok


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

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Patriots player McFly!


Don't know you seem to be doing the same thing as him right now.

Don't worry he will be in the NFL top 100

First of all I'm not a player, I'm a sad fan commenting on a web site, secondly I am not attacking someone elses opinion of my performance.  So no I am not doing the same thing as he is.



#40 Marty McFly

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

Patriots player McFly!

 

:lol:  :lol: 

I could say Aaron Hernandez.

I could say Randy Moss but Ill avoid disrespecting Moss by puttin them in the same sentence