Re: Rating Aqib Talib's CB performance
posted at 11/5/2012 4:09 PM EST
In response to dapats1281's comment:
In response to neinmd's comment:
Check out Football Outsiders' assessment of Aqib Talib in the following link:
Comparing their bottom-line assessment against Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty in adjusted charting stats for 2011:
Adjusted success % (% of unsuccessful offensive plays against):
Revis - 62%, ranked 11
McCourty - 46%, ranked 65
Talib - 64%, ranked 6
Revis - 5.5, ranked 8
McCourty - 10.6, ranked 78
Talib - 5.5, ranked 9
Revis is better than Talib on pass defense, Talib is better than Revis on run defense. But overall Talib is in pretty select company statistically. McCourty, our supposed #1 CB in 2011, had an awful year last year and the Pats still made it to the SuperBowl. Amazing!
One other interesting stat. Revis was ranked 1st among all NFL CB's in 2009 for both adjusted yards/play and adjusted success rate. Talib was ranked 31st and 53rd respectively. Talib is ascending in ranking, Revis is going the other way.
I don't know how the personal side of Talib's life is going to work out longer-term, and I really hope and pray it improves markedly, but this is a very talented corner. BB knows how to trade, I have to say.
Revis was ranked number 1...he can only go down. Revis now (when healthy) is still way better than Talib.
Don't really understand the stat. But to my knowledge, Talib got smoked by the Giants in week 2.
I have my expectations for Talib tempered. He's still our best cb, as long as he doesn't stink like the cbs the last two seasons ill be content.
That being said, he's a big cb. If he plays extremely well, which would be exceeding my expectations, then that's a game changer.
I think physical play is more allowed in the playoffs. Top of his game, Talib can probably beat up on a team's number 1 WR. If he can do that in the playoffs against Antonio Brown, Demaryius Thomas, Andre Johnson, Anquan Boldin, Reggie Wayne or whoever...then it will be an extremely big disappointment if this team does not make the super bowl
lombardi says bb will have talib on the #2 and have the other corner and mccourty (the deep safety) cover over the top. i wouldnt like that. dennard isnt tall andhes a rook npt ready to cover top wr's. mccourty overing deep wont affect the#1 from being open much of the day. id put talib on the #1 and if the #1 is that good and he needs help give him some. play press man and tell dennard and talib not to let their man get a free route off the line, which they usually do, which hurts us so much.