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Cornerbacks, Division, and Other Stats

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There are two things that I love and that is stats and CB play.  I've been saying that this year we are going to have at least a top 10 pass defense.  I have many reasons for the prediction but mostly about our number 1 and number 2 cornerbacks.  I did a post a couple months back about every CB Tandem in the league and where the Chiefs rank.  It is a pretty good read. 

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2010/4/17/1428642/every-cornerback-tandem-where-do

 

I came to the conclusion that Flowers and Carr ranked 10th in total tackles, tied in 12th place for total interceptions, ranked 2nd in total passes defended, and 1st in forced fumbles/fumble recoveries.  This is of course out of 32 Tandems in the league.  Some of you loved the post but said there is more to things than just the "pretty" stats.  So I wanted to look into some stats that were more uncommon.

 

It would be a lot of work to look at every team again so I took are rivals which we should want to know more about anyways.  I took the top two CB's from each team last year that will most likely be the starting two CB's for this year.  The only exception is that I replaced Cromartie who is no longer with the Chargers with Gregory who took the 2nd most snaps for the Chargers.

 

The stats that are being shown are:

Number of times the CB was thrown at

How many receptions were made in that CB's coverage

Percentage of receptions completed in that CB's coverage

Yard's gained in that CB's coverage

Touchdowns made in that CB's coverage

Stops (which is the number of solo tackles made that resulted in an offensive failure)

QB Rating (which is the rating for passes thrown into that CB's Coverage.  Lower number is better)

 

Cornerback

Thrown At

Receptions Made

Percentage Caught

Yards Gained

Touchdowns Made

Stops

QB Rating

Brandon Flowers

93

50

53.8%

584

4

24

65

Brandon Carr

84

47

56%

695

5

12

98.1

Champ Bailey

92

49

53.3%

591

1

11

63.3

Andre Goodman

85

43

50.6%

605

2

12

57.2

Nnamdi Asomugha

28

21

75%

246

1

17

98.2

Chris Johnson

100

64

64%

918

6

18

101.2

Quentin Jammer

82

45

54.9%

592

2

7

70.8

Steven Gregory

34

22

64.7%

207

0

11

69.1

 

Another thing you have to look at is the number of snaps.  Jammer had 944 and Gregory had 411.  Johnson had 960 and Asomugha had 979.  Goodman had 1021 and Bailey had 1037.  Carr had 1088 and Flowers had 1016.

 

I'm very happy with our CB'sexcept for the number of Touchdowns allowed but that is also contributed to poor safety help up top.  Flowers had more stops by about double of almost every other CB which is great.  Carr's QB Rating in his coverage was too high but both CB's percentage caught in their zone was relatively low.  The thing about these stats that most stood out to me was Asomugha.  He was only targeted 28 times out of 979 snaps.  The times he was targeted 75 percent of it was completions which is extremely high for a CB.

 

I know that you have to look at even more to get an accurate representation such as opposing QB's and how good they were.  Once again this is a good baseline coming from

www.profootballfocus.com

 

Note:  Flowers had the best overall rating out of any of these CB's and 5th overall out of every CB in the league.  Not bad!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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