Re: So... is Adrian Wilson really washed up?
posted at 3/17/2013 12:35 PM EDT
Just poured over some Wilson stats over at Yahoo.
First, it's worth noting that stats for a S can be very misleading, and I had that in mind while looking over the stats. This is what I walked away with:
-He's most effective near the line. I don't mean that as run-support only. His passes defensed numbers are fairly consistent, which points to a lot of work against TEs as he is not on the field for a whole lot of 3rd downs the past year+. Pats struggled mightily against TEs.
-Last year, he absolutely started to tail off as the second half of the season drug along. The last 2 years point to a slight downward trend overall. Not familiar with any potential injury issues he's dealt with.
-His best quarter seemed to the be the 4th. I determine this by his tackle and sack numbers showing up higher than other quarters. Again, stats can be misleading, having not watched a ton of AZ, I don't have a general feel of how they were in TOP, especially late. This could skew things.
-Overall, his consistency and durabilty has been remarkably consistent;
-In 12 seasons, he has played all 16 games 8 times, 15 twice, 14 once, and 9 once.
-Over that time, his most productive seasons, and his least are not terribly far apart considering he played last season at 33.