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  1. Eddie Jurak

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    True, and that does matter. "Useless" still seems extreme to me.
  2. Eddie Jurak

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    No. Batting average has all sorts of limitations and problems. Is it 'useless?' Of course not.
  3. Eddie Jurak

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    Sure. But PFF might ding guys whose assignment is to not lost contain or something, leading to seemingly not making plays.
  4. Eddie Jurak

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    It actually makes a certain amount of sense in Judon’s case. The Patriots likely give him certain responsibilities that aren’t readily obvious to PFF.
  5. Eddie Jurak

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    Wow. Maybe Collinsworth is right about Wise. Or maybe PFF has its own issues. :)
  6. Eddie Jurak

    Analysis of Celtics Games, '21-'22 Season

    I'd love to see a stat on how Schroder does when he gets the ball and attacks, versus when he gets the ball and dribbles a bunch without going anywhere first. Obviously, on the last play that had a purpose - running time off the clock, which Schroder did even though he came nowhere near scoring...
  7. Eddie Jurak

    Analysis of Celtics Games, '21-'22 Season

    Jesus. Six seconds left, Tatum having a good game, one basket ices it, and you run a play where he is wholly uninvolved - just watches Schroder predictably fuck it up. So stupid. win anyway on a Rob block
  8. Eddie Jurak

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    I'd be shocked if the data suggested that no trends can be detected among rookie QBs (or first year starting QBs to expland the sample) who go on to have NFL careers - that they are all equally likely to regress as progress or remain the same. I don't expect data to show that a rookie with a...
  9. Eddie Jurak

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    This seems less a theory of QB development and more an excuse to believe whatever one wants about whichever QB one wants.
  10. Eddie Jurak

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    This seems absurd on its face. Not as a statement about Mac specifically but as one about QBs in general. Goos time to sell on the other rookie QBs?
  11. Eddie Jurak

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Kirk Cousins started 9 games and threw 407 passes during his first 3 years in the NFL. Completion percentage of 59%, 18 TDs against 19 interceptions. Rating of 77.5. During his 3rd year he played more than he did in the other two. Started 5 games, competed 61.8%, 10 TDs, 9 INTs, passer rating...
  12. Eddie Jurak

    Grant Williams: breakout rookie?

    Several Celtic starters are shooting well below their previous career averages. That suggests that at least some regression to the mean is on the way.
  13. Eddie Jurak

    Enes Kanter Freedom to Boston

    Facts not in evidence.
  14. Eddie Jurak

    DeTrade of DeBrusk

    This is too extreme a view. A coach who can develop talent will, over the long haul, win more games than one who cannot. A coach who ONLY wants to develop talent is going to be a problem on any team that doesn't already suck. Looking back as past guys thought to have talent that needed...
  15. Eddie Jurak

    Pats: Injury news and updates

    Yes, although from what Folk has done this year, if we're talking "long FG specialist" we must be talking 55+ yard attempts. Folk has actually kicked off 7 times this year, all other kickoffs have been Bailey. That goes to your point about Bailey being banged up.
  16. Eddie Jurak

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    I realize we are all debating the application of a non-transparent methodology, which is itself problematic. But. The implication of what you suggest here would be that a QB like Mac won't rate will in this system, which I think is false - the Mac has been rated highly by PFF thorughout the...
  17. Eddie Jurak

    Enes Kanter Freedom to Boston

    I didn't have Enes Kanter Freedom, hero of the alt-right on my bingo card.
  18. Eddie Jurak

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

    I'm not sold yet on the Pats being sustainably that good (ie, 2nd in league good). But the 2 upcoming Buffalo games will be telling.
  19. Eddie Jurak

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    I wonder what those linemen are thinking as they quadruple team Barmore. Are they entirely in the moment doing what seems like the best thing from their point of view, or is there a little voice thinking "Oh shit! Tannehill is going to get killed."
  20. Eddie Jurak

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    The counterargument would be that Tennessee's pass defense was unimpressive and that contributed to Mac's success. At the same time, Mac missed a few throws, and a couple of throws were more about great receiver play than Mac's own play. I don't think that's completely true, but it is partly...