Sony Michel and draft strategy

bigq

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I meant for the Patriots. I'm guessing 12 is easily the record. Saquon Barkley is on pace for 222 carries, 1038 yards and 116 receptions, 994 yards. There are a few other RB on pace for 100 this year. McCaffrey, Kamara. Totally different game.
I wonder if a RB joins the 1000 rushing yards + 1000 receiving yards in the same season club this year. I think Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk are the only current members.
 

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As far as I can tell, the record for receptions and yards by a RB on the NE Patriots is Tony Collins with 77 receptions, 684 yards. White is on pace for 102 and 864.
White is at 74 rec, 659 yards and 6 td. He has a chance to break/tie all 3 records next week. The record for reception TD is 7.
 

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I thought that club was called the Thurman Thomas Club but then I looked it up and he never exceeded 669 receiving yards.
I thought Tomlinson got there too but he only ended up with 725 in the air in 2003. But he did have 100 catches which is insane. Wonder how many 1500 rushing yard / 100+ catches seasons there are in NFL history. Probably only the one.

Edit: Craig and Faulk are the only two 1000 / 1000

Tomlinson has the only 1500 / 100 catch season. Forte in 2014 had 1000 yards rushing and 102 catches though.
 

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Thinking about the drafting of Michel, as this season has played out. I wonder how much of BB's thought process had connections with the Elway Broncos. He got two Super Bowls late in his career when he was a lesser passer than he had been, on the back of a good defense and a superior running game. Yes, and illegal salary cap handling, but forget that for a moment. The idea was sound: surround Elway with a dynamic running game to take the pressure off Elway, and add a good defense, and that should allow Elway to "slip" while still putting up a good team.

Having a dynamic running game sure would help Brady; it would allow them to use clock, to make Brady take fewer hits, to open up play-action. All sorts of things. I wonder if that's a part of BB's thinking, or if it was just that he liked the player so much he wanted to pull the trigger right then and there.
 

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An interesting stat by Mike Clay on Twitter: The Patriots have run the ball on 75% of Sony Michel's snaps and thrown it on 77% of James White's snaps this season.

I would hope that Belichick and McDaniels will play off of this tendency in the postseason by mixing it up, or possibly using both of them at the same time.
 

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An interesting stat by Mike Clay on Twitter: The Patriots have run the ball on 75% of Sony Michel's snaps and thrown it on 77% of James White's snaps this season.

I would hope that Belichick and McDaniels will play off of this tendency in the postseason by mixing it up, or possibly using both of them at the same time.
The Patriots have pretty much always done this and this ratio might be pretty close to optimal.
 

djbayko

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An interesting stat by Mike Clay on Twitter: The Patriots have run the ball on 75% of Sony Michel's snaps and thrown it on 77% of James White's snaps this season.

I would hope that Belichick and McDaniels will play off of this tendency in the postseason by mixing it up, or possibly using both of them at the same time.
Are you saying this because the other team will know what’s coming? It seems to me they are mixing it up to the tune of about 25%, so they can’t exactly cheat without risk of being burned.
 
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SirPsychoSquints

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An interesting stat by Mike Clay on Twitter: The Patriots have run the ball on 75% of Sony Michel's snaps and thrown it on 77% of James White's snaps this season.

I would hope that Belichick and McDaniels will play off of this tendency in the postseason by mixing it up, or possibly using both of them at the same time.
Is it possible to look this up for other years/teams/etc?