01-27-2014, 01:15 PM #11
Sounds like another good hire. Maybe he has better skin then the old coach even though got pretty burned up a few years ago,Go ahead back up your to close away.
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01-27-2014, 02:14 PM #13
01-27-2014, 02:17 PM #14
AD did improve quite a bit in his pass blocking last year according to PFF. He used to be in the bottom 10 like many prolific run first running backs, but has moved out of that prestigious group.
Two takeaways from this article for me:
#1 - RB's are always given the worse pass blocking grades in the league (probably due to the amount of space they are asked to cover)
Running Backs 8.52%
Tight Ends 5.96%
As you can see backs allow the most pressure per snap, presumably due to the location and nature of blitz pickups. Tight ends on the other hand allow pressures at a considerably lower rate than tackles. There are two major contributing factors to this. When tight ends stay in to block there are at least six pass blockers and the tight end isn’t necessarily responsible for one player in particular and is therefore less likely to allow a pressure. Another is that tight ends will stay in to block frequently on ‘smoke’ or quick option routes and where the likelihood of pressure is negligible.
LeSean McCoy ....The Eagles running back has allowed at least one pressure in nine of his 13 games this season. It’s quite the testament to his running ability that McCoy is still our highest graded running back this season despite having the lowest blocking grade.
01-27-2014, 02:40 PM #15
Honestly anyone would have been a good hire, fuck, I could coach AD.
01-27-2014, 02:53 PM #16
This is an old argument on this site about AD and his perceived deficiencies in pass blocking and receiving. I maintain that the running skills of a RB trump other aspects by a large margin and I don't think AD is as bad as many think in his "non-running" skills. Room to improve for sure, but I don't think he is as big of a liability as many think...if nothing else because the defenses still have to play run first with him in the backfield.
That stated, running backs that are complete, like Walter Payton, take pride in their blocking skills and actually like to give defenders some payback on those plays.
I would like Peterson to take on the challenge and kick some blitzing safety's arse with a pancake block.
01-27-2014, 03:11 PM #17
01-27-2014, 03:58 PM #18
Same with a WR. First priority is being able to separate and catch the ball. Blocking is important, but if you've got the skills of Megatron does anyone really care if he whiffs on a few blocks. Where it becomes important is to all of the pedestrian athletes on the field that don't have an overwhelming advantage in the core aspect of their game.
Just for fun take a look at this info from the final answer in stats (Madden gamers):
Walter Payton - Madden 25 - Muthead
Adrian Peterson - 99 Elite - Madden 25 - Muthead
Pretty similar dudes. Pass blocking almost identical. Running goes to AD slightly, receiving significant edge to Walter.
01-27-2014, 05:55 PM #19
oh no, not the Madden comparisons,,
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