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    pumph got a reaction from bingo415 in [2022] Week #12 - Saturday Evening   
    And if we did, how could I possibly be upset?
    It won't happen, but if it did, fine.
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    pumph got a reaction from ZackTyzwyz in [2022] Week #12 - Saturday Evening   
    Not at all the game I was expecting.  Thought we'd see a shootout.  Instead, the defenses held when they needed to and kept the score low.
     
    @gigemags11 Great game.  Hawai'i is a very talented team and should not drop in the polls.  Hoping to see them avoid a mediocre matchup in the Las Vegas Bowl, and instead getting a New Year's Six nod that they deserve.
     
    For SDSU, we are seemingly a year ahead of what I have always seen as the peak for this team, and will try to ride this momentum into a potential playoff nod.
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    pumph got a reaction from ZackTyzwyz in [2022] Week #12 - Saturday Evening   
    Not at all the game I was expecting.  Thought we'd see a shootout.  Instead, the defenses held when they needed to and kept the score low.
     
    @gigemags11 Great game.  Hawai'i is a very talented team and should not drop in the polls.  Hoping to see them avoid a mediocre matchup in the Las Vegas Bowl, and instead getting a New Year's Six nod that they deserve.
     
    For SDSU, we are seemingly a year ahead of what I have always seen as the peak for this team, and will try to ride this momentum into a potential playoff nod.
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    pumph got a reaction from gigemags11 in [2022] CFBHC's most bleachable skill players   
    Perfect, just what I needed to complete my draft board.
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    pumph got a reaction from smckenz3 in [2022] Week #11 CFBHC Takeaways   
    Looking at the stats, I can't see how TMac isn't the Heisman winner.  I don't care that his team lost 3 games.  It's not a team award.  His team isn't really all that good without him.  He makes them a Top 20 team.  As a scrambler, he's leading the country in QBR and completion percentage.  As a SCRAMBLER.
     
    Special Question as we approach the end of the season, who will be in the National Championship Game?
    It's all about the matchups.  How those play out will greatly determine the final 2.
    Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, TCU should be the 5 teams that the final 2 come from.
     
    I'll pick Oklahoma and Clemson as the championship game.  Mostly from a standpoint of Clemson having the path of least resistance among these teams and possibly the #1 seed by the time things are done, and me just liking this Oklahoma team.
     
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    pumph got a reaction from smckenz3 in [2022] Week #11 CFBHC Takeaways   
    Looking at the stats, I can't see how TMac isn't the Heisman winner.  I don't care that his team lost 3 games.  It's not a team award.  His team isn't really all that good without him.  He makes them a Top 20 team.  As a scrambler, he's leading the country in QBR and completion percentage.  As a SCRAMBLER.
     
    Special Question as we approach the end of the season, who will be in the National Championship Game?
    It's all about the matchups.  How those play out will greatly determine the final 2.
    Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, TCU should be the 5 teams that the final 2 come from.
     
    I'll pick Oklahoma and Clemson as the championship game.  Mostly from a standpoint of Clemson having the path of least resistance among these teams and possibly the #1 seed by the time things are done, and me just liking this Oklahoma team.
     
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    pumph got a reaction from smckenz3 in [2022] Week #11 CFBHC Takeaways   
    Looking at the stats, I can't see how TMac isn't the Heisman winner.  I don't care that his team lost 3 games.  It's not a team award.  His team isn't really all that good without him.  He makes them a Top 20 team.  As a scrambler, he's leading the country in QBR and completion percentage.  As a SCRAMBLER.
     
    Special Question as we approach the end of the season, who will be in the National Championship Game?
    It's all about the matchups.  How those play out will greatly determine the final 2.
    Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, TCU should be the 5 teams that the final 2 come from.
     
    I'll pick Oklahoma and Clemson as the championship game.  Mostly from a standpoint of Clemson having the path of least resistance among these teams and possibly the #1 seed by the time things are done, and me just liking this Oklahoma team.
     
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    pumph got a reaction from ZackTyzwyz in [2022] MWC Offensive Leaders, Through Week 11   
    MWC will be known as the conference of TEs.  That will be our thing.
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    pumph got a reaction from cultur3 in [2022] Week #11 - 1 PM   
    Colts ran it once and said, nah, that shit ain't working.
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    pumph got a reaction from cultur3 in [2022] Week #11 - 1 PM   
    Colts ran it once and said, nah, that shit ain't working.
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    pumph got a reaction from Suffocation in [2022] Week #11 - Saturday Afternoon   
    Montana played well, all things considered.
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    pumph got a reaction from bingo415 in [2022] Tanking?   
    I hate tanking.  HATE it.  I'm too competitive to accept that anyone else could possibly accept losing.  When people here were/are saying that the Chargers were/are tanking, it bugs me because I know that I was/am not - we just had a huge talent discrepancy that has taken several seasons to start closing.
     
    Pro sports, have real people, with real emotions.  I don't see how any PLAYER would accept losing, especially in a free agency era, where players can leave.  Why would I lose on purpose, or accept my team putting me in a position to lose on purpose so that next year (or three years from now) this roster can be better (possibly replacing ME!)
     
    I can see why ownership might choose this path, choosing to try this shortcut at the risk of alienating fans or players, for the payoff of a true franchise talent.  But it's just a chance, not a guarantee, and it's a huge risk.  The Washington Bullets (Wizards) were stuck in the same pattern for about 15 years (some may say it's really like 40 years) of being good enough to not get a top pick, but not being good enough to be any kind of real contender.  The times they picked #1 through lottery luck, were awful years to pick there - there was no clear-cut #1 pick when they took Kwame Brown and 2001 was one of the worst drafts ever, and John Wall is not a player you can build a champion around.  Teams in this kind of holding pattern do need to do something drastic to try and shake things up.  But if my team did this, I'd leave them and never come back.  I don't want to root for someone who isn't trying their hardest to win, and I'd see their success as one that was built by losing on purpose - something I couldn't get behind.
     
    Tanking in baseball just doesn't make any sense to me.  Sure, the Astros did it to perfection.  But scouting and development in baseball is SO fickle.  The bust rate on high picks is so much higher than other sports.  It's not all tanking that helped build them into a winner.  But that is the popular theory.  Baseball has a 25-man roster, and is an individual sport (batter vs pitcher), within a team game.  One individual in baseball can't effect as much change as a star player in basketball, or even football (star quarterback/running back).  Even a great starting pitcher, who seemingly has the biggest impact on a game, only plays one out of five games.
     
    The ONLY good I see from tanking, is perhaps MAYBE, the sports seeing teams tank will change their systems to stop people from doing it.  Not by penalizing tankers, but by effecting change that will enable other teams to compete.  In MLB, on Opening Day, you can eliminate about 25 teams from contention before the 162-game season starts.  Only the teams with huge payrolls can really compete.  So, some teams are tanking to try and win to beat that system.  CHANGE THAT SYSTEM instead.  Instead of pointing to the Astros as "see, you don't have to spend $200M to win", point at everyone and say," yeah, this just doesn't work, having only like 6 teams who really have a chance this year", and change the way you govern your league.  NBA is even worse.  Even with the Pacers, Bucks, and Nuggets having the best records right now, does anyone really think they'll win the NBA finals?  Before the NBA season starts, you can eliminate 25 or 26 of those teams too.  Change the system.  The two major US leagues that have a hard salary cap see parity.  The NFL and NHL have different teams rotate through power.  The NBA and MLB only tax teams for going over a cap.  The huge markets don't care.
     
    So yeah, FUCK tanking, and everything it stands for.  And those that use it to try and find success, I wish nothing but injury, locker room turmoil, and lost fan revenue on you.
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    pumph got a reaction from bingo415 in [2022] Tanking?   
    I hate tanking.  HATE it.  I'm too competitive to accept that anyone else could possibly accept losing.  When people here were/are saying that the Chargers were/are tanking, it bugs me because I know that I was/am not - we just had a huge talent discrepancy that has taken several seasons to start closing.
     
    Pro sports, have real people, with real emotions.  I don't see how any PLAYER would accept losing, especially in a free agency era, where players can leave.  Why would I lose on purpose, or accept my team putting me in a position to lose on purpose so that next year (or three years from now) this roster can be better (possibly replacing ME!)
     
    I can see why ownership might choose this path, choosing to try this shortcut at the risk of alienating fans or players, for the payoff of a true franchise talent.  But it's just a chance, not a guarantee, and it's a huge risk.  The Washington Bullets (Wizards) were stuck in the same pattern for about 15 years (some may say it's really like 40 years) of being good enough to not get a top pick, but not being good enough to be any kind of real contender.  The times they picked #1 through lottery luck, were awful years to pick there - there was no clear-cut #1 pick when they took Kwame Brown and 2001 was one of the worst drafts ever, and John Wall is not a player you can build a champion around.  Teams in this kind of holding pattern do need to do something drastic to try and shake things up.  But if my team did this, I'd leave them and never come back.  I don't want to root for someone who isn't trying their hardest to win, and I'd see their success as one that was built by losing on purpose - something I couldn't get behind.
     
    Tanking in baseball just doesn't make any sense to me.  Sure, the Astros did it to perfection.  But scouting and development in baseball is SO fickle.  The bust rate on high picks is so much higher than other sports.  It's not all tanking that helped build them into a winner.  But that is the popular theory.  Baseball has a 25-man roster, and is an individual sport (batter vs pitcher), within a team game.  One individual in baseball can't effect as much change as a star player in basketball, or even football (star quarterback/running back).  Even a great starting pitcher, who seemingly has the biggest impact on a game, only plays one out of five games.
     
    The ONLY good I see from tanking, is perhaps MAYBE, the sports seeing teams tank will change their systems to stop people from doing it.  Not by penalizing tankers, but by effecting change that will enable other teams to compete.  In MLB, on Opening Day, you can eliminate about 25 teams from contention before the 162-game season starts.  Only the teams with huge payrolls can really compete.  So, some teams are tanking to try and win to beat that system.  CHANGE THAT SYSTEM instead.  Instead of pointing to the Astros as "see, you don't have to spend $200M to win", point at everyone and say," yeah, this just doesn't work, having only like 6 teams who really have a chance this year", and change the way you govern your league.  NBA is even worse.  Even with the Pacers, Bucks, and Nuggets having the best records right now, does anyone really think they'll win the NBA finals?  Before the NBA season starts, you can eliminate 25 or 26 of those teams too.  Change the system.  The two major US leagues that have a hard salary cap see parity.  The NFL and NHL have different teams rotate through power.  The NBA and MLB only tax teams for going over a cap.  The huge markets don't care.
     
    So yeah, FUCK tanking, and everything it stands for.  And those that use it to try and find success, I wish nothing but injury, locker room turmoil, and lost fan revenue on you.
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    pumph got a reaction from bingo415 in [2023] Draft Eligible Players   
    Matty Nipple for Mr. Irrelevant
    C Matthew Arreola 6-1 301 R Minnesota [Run Blocking] [+1] 68
     
    Still like Red Mosher as best name to this point though.
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    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
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    pumph got a reaction from bingo415 in 2022 NFLHC Mid-Season Statistical Team Rankings   
    Wait just a minute.
     
    The Chargers are not in the bad teams category?
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    pumph got a reaction from bingo415 in 2022 NFLHC Mid-Season Statistical Team Rankings   
    Wait just a minute.
     
    The Chargers are not in the bad teams category?
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    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
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    pumph got a reaction from paperllamasunited in 2019 Best Intentions Thread   
    Starting my own business.  Been looking into doing it since the summer.  But now that the football season is over for me, and our $200k/12 week house renovation is complete, it's time for me to really jump in with one and a half feet.  Still holding onto my current job just for the benefits and paycheck until I am ready to take the complete leap of faith, which hopefully will not be too much longer.
     
    That really needs to be my only goal for 2019.  Because if I try to accomplish other things at the same time, I don't think that I will find success.  To do it right, I need my focus on the right things.
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    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
  21. Like
    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
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    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
  23. Like
    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
  24. Like
    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
  25. Like
    pumph got a reaction from Jieret in Chargers Through Eight Games   
    We're at the halfway mark, so it's an easy time to look at the stats and project the full-season performances for each key player.
     
    Quarterback
    Matty Swift  201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT
     
    Matty is chucking it all over, and is on pace for career highs in every category, even interceptions.  But INTs are up across the league, and he's only 2 ahead of QBs like Nick Hall and Erik Wegert.  His numbers project to:
    402 completions, 4712 yards, 30 TD, 24 INT
     
    Running Back
    Brannon Austin 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles
    Mamadou Heard 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD
     
    Yes, the Chargers still do not have a rushing touchdown.  The bright side though, we have not fumbled yet either.  Something that I really look for in a back.  Fairly obvious that the team is putting more emphasis on the passing game, but at least the running game isn't hurting us with turnovers.  Projects to 590 yards for Austin and 218 yards, 22 catches for 238 yards and 2 TD for Heard.  Not very exciting, but Heard has proven his worth as a 3rd down back.
     
    Wide Receivers
    M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD, 1 Drop
    Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD, 6 Drops
    Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD, 6 Drops
    Gerald Morrison 11 Rec, 120 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Drops
     
    We went out this offseason and added Cobb and Ward.  And sure, their numbers don't jump out and scream at you.  But their additions have clearly had an impact, opening up the middle of the field for Kriewaldt in the slot and Tight End Scott Howard, over the middle.  Both are having career years.  Troubling are the drops for Cobb and Ward.  Neither has ever shown a propensity for dropping balls, but this year, each have struggled in that area for some reason.  These numbers project to:
    MLK: 94 Rec, 1168 Yards, 10 TD
    Ward: 58 Rec, 738 Yards, 0 TD
    Cobb 52 Rec, 732 Yards, 6 TD
    Morrison 22 Rec, 240 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Tight Ends
    Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops
    Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops
     
    As great as Scott Howard has been throughout his career, this year is tracking to be his best.  With teams having to respect the veteran Cobb, and the rookie Ward on the outside, Howard can't be double-teamed as easily as before.  Mason continues to grow, and has produced from the TE2 spot a few times for us.  Projections:
    Howard 94 Rec, 1200 Yards, 8 TD
    Mason 10 Rec, 120 Yards, 2 TD
     
    Kicking
    Rafael Davidson 13/16 FG
     
    Entering last season, Davidson was the league's 2nd-most accurate kicker over his career.  A preseason injury seemed to linger all year, causing him to have poor form.  He seems to have rebounded from that this year, and it once again a reliable weapon for a team that needs the points that he can provide.
     
    Defense (Only Top 3 listed for brevity)
    Shane Easley
    37 Tackles, 1 PD, 7 Sacks, 6 TFL, 1 FF
    (Projects to 74 tackles, 2 PD, 14 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FF)
                      Tunch Richardson
    45 Tackles, 1 Sack, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR
    (Projects to 90 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR)
     
    Isaiah Hall
    14 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TFL
    (Projects to 28 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 TFL)
     
    The defense is starting to show signs of improvement, with 8 takeaways and 14 sacks so far this season.  And while being 30th in the league in yards allowed per game and 27th in the league on 3rd down sounds awful, it is better than a distant 32nd in both categories.  The team mostly spent their offseason resources on the offense this year, so these improvements are more from improving chemistry and player development than from an injection of new talent.  The team also had to face offensive juggernauts New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas in the first half (3 of the Top 4 in Offensive Yards per game) so perhaps we can improve on some of our metrics a bit down the stretch.
     
    Most importantly:
    Wins: 2
    With half a season to go, we have already equaled the win total from the last two seasons combined and while the occasional blowout is inevitable, we have been far more competitive in most of those losses this year, being tied with the Jags into the 4th, for example.
     
     
     
     
    I'd love to see some other teams break down a few stats and give some thoughts in a similar fashion.  Thanks for reading.
    ,              
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