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  1. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Updated offensive efficiency numbers for Mac after tonight's win. Mac's first half tonight was solid (13 points in 5 drives). His second half was blech (6 points in 5 drives). The overall game efficiency of 1.9 is particularly surprising given that Mac's completion percentage and YPA were...
  2. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    If you were as blindly pro-Mac as me, you could argue that Jonnu should really get dinged for the pick-6 in the NO game. You could also argue that the TB Dallas game numbers are artificially deflated by overly conservative play calling and Agholor's crucial drop in overtime. That would get Mac...
  3. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Offense was great in that regular season NYG game (scored on 7 of 9 drives, but kicked FG in 3 of first 4 drives). Defense was not great in that game. In the JAX playoff game, Ghost missed a FG. Other than that, they scored on 5 of 6 drives. Hard to do much better than 7 pts per drive. Why...
  4. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    100% agree. This was one of the reasons that pundits were underrating Mac, in my opinion, whereas we Patriots diehards were not. Here's Brady's 2007 numbers -- I get lower numbers than @Mystic Merlin on a weighted average basis, perhaps because some non-offensive scores were in his/her...
  5. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    I have to pull the data on a game per game basis from Pro Football Reference and/or ESPN.com, so I don't have long-term or league-wide averages to share, unfortunately. Maybe there's a sophisticated web scraper/Python guy/gal here who is exponentially more productive than I am at pulling this...
  6. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    It was a different era offensively, but here's Brady 2001 season for sh!ts and giggles. Tom Brady 2001
  7. ponch73

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Efficiency statistics with possessions as denominator are pretty much standard practice in basketball, but, interestingly enough, don't seem to be widely considered in football circles. To come up with my own QB-centric offensive efficiency stat, I looked at total points scored by the offense...
  8. ponch73

    OK, I am going to ask the question: Has BB lost his fastball?

    Exactly. BB is punting as if he has a shutdown defense. He doesn’t. And that defense — with its lack of lateral quickness in the middle of the field — is particularly vulnerable when it is gassed. And forcing his offense off the field prematurely is not doing them any favors either. Aside...
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    OK, I am going to ask the question: Has BB lost his fastball?

    It’s perhaps slightly more justifiable, but he also killed the clock with 20 seconds remaining and a timeout. One would think that there could have been at least 2 downfield throws executed in that time frame. If BB consistently plays it safe on 4th and short and still loses, what’s the damn...
  10. ponch73

    The Game Goat Thread: Wk. 6 vs Dallas

    You’re missing the bigger point. That stat is not representative of how they played, particularly down the stretch. And, more importantly, if Mac magically doesn’t throw that pick 6 (and instead the Patriots end up punting), let’s not kid ourselves into believing that the Pats D would have...
  11. ponch73

    The Game Goat Thread: Wk. 6 vs Dallas

    Now add back the TD that the Cowboys scored on 3rd down (and the refs missed) before the goal line stand. The D played great in the first half, but also got very lucky. They did not play anywhere close to great in the second half and overtime, and did not get lucky. There’s plenty of blame...
  12. ponch73

    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    Isn’t his ability to overcome adversity in the batter’s box and make adjustments all the more reason to hold on to him? What we have now in Dalbec appears to be a positive asset providing modest value currently. But there’s option value here as well — his ability to persevere and mature (e.g...
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    Dalbec’s recent resurgence at the plate has been a welcome storyline and distraction from the Red Sox post-trade deadline W-L apocalypse. That being said – and while I’m certain they likely have no predictive value — two particular 2021 splits stand out to me: Late and Close (43 PA)...
  14. ponch73

    Poll: Cam, Mac, Brian or?

    I’m wondering if two things can be true at the same time. 1. Cam has improved relative to last season, and his performance against the Eagles was a marked improvement relative to the first preseason game. 2. Cam is still the 2nd best option to run the Patriots’ offense. Even in Cam’s Eagles...
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    Poll: Cam, Mac, Brian or?

    Ted Johnson is a little less bullish on Cam’s performance against the Eagles and provides some additional context. https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/ted-johnson-pump-brakes-cam-newtons-performance-vs-eagles
  16. ponch73

    8/19/21 Pats @ Iggles

    His 3rd and 6 incompletion to White on the 2nd drive (Nordin ultimately missed the FG) wasn’t a good decision — even if completed, it wouldn’t have converted the 1st down. Cam was fine tonight, and his arm looked better than I’ve seen it in a while. I just personally disagree that he was...
  17. ponch73

    8/19/21 Pats @ Iggles

    Beg to differ. Showed off a strong arm, but he had all day to throw against quasi second teamers, and still had accuracy and decision-making issues.
  18. ponch73

    8/4: Hometown vs. Motown

    Rizzo is putting up Franchy-in-Worcester-type numbers in the Toilet.
  19. ponch73

    Sale's Return - When and in What Capacity?

    To add further credence to the argument, Dombrowski’s unceremonious departure from the Red Sox speaks volumes about the caliber of the decision to extend a clearly-impaired Sale before the 2019 season for 5 years at a price of $145M.