Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
point a) - KG, do you have a stat that tracks ypc sorted by what side they run behind? Also, what stats lead you to believe DAL is one of the best running teams in the league as long as they run behind the left side of their offensive line, or did I read that wrong?
Yes I do.
No you didn't. They have one of the best run averages running to the left. They are terrible up the middle and to the right. The exact opposite of Dallas would be Green Bay. Very good to the right and up the middle, terrible to the left.
Fortunately for Green Bay, 75% of their runs go up the middle or to the right. IE they know which way to run.
Unfortunately for Dallas, they don't know which way to run. They only run to the left 26% of the time.
Since you're a Detroit fan, I'll tell you what you already know and what you might not know.
What you already know.
They suck basically any direction they run.
What you might not know.
They aren't too bad running to the right, and they know it. 33% of the time to the right compared to 23% to the left.
b) - ooooh - what do you think we could get for Pinner? If DAL really wants him I bet we wouldnt mind dealing him
Send him to Tampa or Philly. Alstott is at the end of his rope and they will need a good short yardage/goal line back. Same goes for Levens.
I actually agree with you that a faster back would do much better in DAL than the slugs they have put out there the last 2 years - however, I still claim that JJ isnt that RB. There will be high expectations for Julie next yr, and I am not going to jump on board yet. I still say it was a poor decision by the infallable Parcells.
JJ ran a 4.4 at the combine. He's definitely one of the faster RBs in the 40.
Wasn't Parcells decision. The RB coach/offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon picked him. He picked Curtis Martin too who Parcells didn't initially want. Not sure how Parcells felt about JJ though. If they get the average 2nd round RB in JJ, he will be just what Parcells needed. He doesn't need Tomlinson, he just needs an above average guy who can carry a hell of a workload. That combined with the (looking to be very high) 2005 first round draft pick from Buffalo should prove to be a good move. Dallas gets two high first rounders in 2005 thanks to that trade and they are gonna need it. Bet you any amount of money they are both defensive picks.