Re: 4 Pats named to Pro Football Focus All-Pro team
posted at 1/26/2013 11:35 AM EST
In response to ricky12684's comment:
In response to FrnkBnhm's comment:
Yawn... Not sure what this proves. I think even a lot of Mayo's detractors on these boards believe he is consistent. They just want to see more big plays, more leadership and more fire in general from him. Personally, I think that he had a decent year. Four forced fumbles and a pick make him responsible for 1/8 all turnovers this defense created, and only McCourty (5 picks and 2 FF) had more.
I am not so sure I agree with McCourty making the second team. Are there really that few good free safeties in the NFL that a guy who only played part of the season there gets second team? He was an improvement over Chung/Gregory/Wilson, but mostly because he "GTFB" (as Ty Law would say).
I think there are so many of these stupid lists now, that people feel the need to put different players on them to make their list stand out. Honestly, I have never read Pro Football Focus before, looks like it is a Sabermetrics approach for Football...
I remember reading an article about Sabermetrics and which teams relied the most on them in the MLB. I know the Red Sox (missed the last three playoffs) relied the most on Sabermetrics while the Giants (winners of two of the last three World Series) ranked pretty close to the bottom.
I take it all with a grain of salt...
yawn.. in bold says it all. thanks for the rant and the tangent you should write to BDC and tell them to take the article off their website.
sounds like spite to me. mr. circular arguments. :)
It is not spite at all. That is very nice that pro football focus put Mayo and McCourty on their all-pro team. Maybe if they had known they had received this "honor" they would have actually covered the Raven receivers...
I think Mayo is a good player. I think he takes too much abuse on these boards for not being flashier or talking more, but I am not sure he is one of the top three LBs in the NFL. As for McCourty, he was a good safety when Talib was in the games, but what did he do on Sunday other than line-up 15 yards off the ball, back pedal on the snap and make tackles after passes were completed 15-20 yards down field (oh, he also got beaten on the first Boldin TD).