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leopold332002

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In Topic: Did Blake Bortles get hurt?

15 December 2014 - 10:47 PM

He sucks not much to it he was avg in college Mariota is the next Rodgers but we'll prolly pass on him, depending on how the draft goes and free agency if it's not good than I become a cardnial fan because I can do a better job than Caldwell with no experience

Then go jump ship chump.


In Topic: Record

14 December 2014 - 07:14 PM

Ahem...................we had all those deficiencies last year but still won 4 games! What is wrong with this picture?

 

Regards...................the Chiefjag

The schedule this year is harder. duh


In Topic: Is Taking Mariota Really Off The Table?

14 December 2014 - 08:41 AM

Maybe this?


Entering Oregon’s matchup with Florida State in one College Football Playoff semifinal, Mariota has completed 68.3 percent of his pass attempts for 3,783 yards and 38 touchdowns. He leads the Football Bowl Subdivision in passing efficiency (186.33), yards per attempt (10.2) and is the only quarterback in the nation to throw for at least 2,100 yards with fewer than three (2) interceptions.

Mariota’s progression as a passer has distracted attention from his running prowess. The 6-foot-4, 219-pounder excels at evading oncoming rushers, making defenders miss in the open field and keeping plays alive outside the pocket. On a team that ranks first in the Pac-12 in rushing yards per attempt, Mariota is the second-leading rusher behind only prodigious freshman tailback Royce Freeman, and 14 of his Pac-12 record 53 touchdowns have come on the ground.

stop posting please


In Topic: I'm all for Gus to stay, but if Sean Payton is fired - bye Gus

13 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

If he was fired, he wouldn't be coming to Jacksonville.

why do you say that? 


In Topic: Mccray

07 December 2014 - 08:17 AM

 
Source: ESPN Insider and read the bold part. 

 

 

 

 

 

We may have been too quick to forget just how good Darrelle Revis is.

Richard Sherman became the self-proclaimed best cornerback in football while Revis was injured and later trapped in an ill-suited zone-heavy defense in Tampa Bay, but now with the Patriots and fully comfortable with the system, Revis is back at his best and is still the best corner in the NFL.

With both Revis and Sherman in mind, it's important to realize that there is really no such thing as a true "shutdown" corner. Even the best guys will give up some catches, and just because we can point to a play in which a guy got beaten doesn't mean they still aren't the best around. By definition, cornerback is a position of defending rather than attacking, and what defines the best guys is how successful their defense is, not whether they are perfect. How much can the best guys limit the best receivers? If they can't stop them from catching everything, can they at least limit the damage and make it a dangerous proposition for the quarterback to target his best receiver?

 

 

 

That's the key to elite cornerback play in the NFL.There isn't a starting corner in the league who is allowing fewer than 45 percent of passes thrown his way to be caught. Even in 2009, Revis' best season and probably the best season of cornerback play overall in the past decade, he allowed 36.9 percent of passes thrown his way to be hauled in, more than a third of all targets.

If you accept that all corners get beaten eventually, the important thing becomes their comparison to everybody else.

The Kansas City Chiefs game marks a watershed in the season of the New England Patriots. The team was embarrassed in that game, ridiculed thereafter, and it sparked their resurgence. Tom Brady had been playing poorly until that point, as had the offensive line and the defense. Almost across the board, the team has seen a massive uptick in performance since that Monday night. It ignited the fire that currently sees the team red-hot and sitting pretty as the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Revis has experienced a similar upswing in performance. Over the first month of the season, he was PFF's 37th-ranked cornerback, after allowing one receiving touchdown and surrendering a catch on 57.9 percent of the balls thrown into his coverage. Since that Kansas City game, he has been the No. 1 cornerback, according to PFF, leading Denver's Chris Harris at the top of the rankings. He hasn't allowed a touchdown since that opening month, and has been beaten on only 46.3 percent of the passes thrown his way.

Since the Chiefs game, only Demetrius McCray has had more successful snaps in coverage between catches given up. Revis has gone 15.6 snaps in coverage between receptions, a better mark than Sherman, Harris, Vontae Davis or any of the other elite corners in the game.

Though the Chiefs game clearly marked a turning point for the Patriots and for Revis, his performances have been improving with each passing week. October marked an improvement from September, but November marked a big improvement over both. With another month of the regular season still to go and then the postseason, which New England seems inevitably to play a big part in, Revis has the chance to cement his position as the league's best corner once again.

Tate was thrown at seven times with Revis in coverage and caught just two passes for 41 yards, the same number of balls that Revis himself got hands on to break up. For his part, Browner held up pretty well, too, limiting Johnson to just three catches for 46 yards on the seven balls thrown his way.While the league was salivating over the prospect of Revis matching up with Calvin Johnson in last week's matchup with the Lions, the Patriots were crafting a different game plan behind the scenes. They elected to cover Johnson primarily with Brandon Browner, placing size and strength on size and strength -- then adding safety help over the top -- while Revis was tasked with shutting down the smaller, quicker Golden Tate. That sounds like a far easier assignment on paper, but in the seven games prior to this matchup, Tate had notched 52 receptions for 749 yards. He was on a tear, and getting Megatron back should have only helped that.

The week before, Revis held the Colts' Reggie Wayne to a single catch for 5 yards. Wayne might not be the force he once was, but that's still very tough to do. Against Chicago and Denver, teams with two of the best wide receiver stables in football, Revis gave up seven catches for 86 yards total.

We are seeing Revis return to the level he was at when he was seen universally as the game's best corner. He was a player who could largely erase a single receiver from a game in man coverage and allow his defense to move things around to deal with the rest of the offense. The Bucs never played to that strength, but the Jets certainly made the most of it, and now the Patriots are beginning to exploit it as well.

It isn't that Revis will match up against the perceived best receiver that makes him so valuable, but that he can match up against all types of receivers, which gives a defense flexibility. That's valued above all else, especially in a Bill Belichick defense.

Revis has allowed just nine catches over the past four weeks of the season -- one more than Sherman had going into the San Francisco game (where we know Sherman shined), but on three more targets. Sherman might still view himself as the best, and is picking off passes, but Revis is showing that he isn't going to give up that crown easily.

 

 

 

Source: ESPN Insider and read the bold part.