Originally Posted by Ziggy
Not really. If you didn't see it while watching the games with your own eyes, then at least take some stats into consideration.
1. Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos
2012 Cap Hit: $15.6m
2012 Performance Based Value: $1.6m
Value Differential: -$14.0m
In what will become a running theme for this list, itís not enough for an edge defender to just be a good pass rusher. This is especially true if he couples that with poor run defense and costly penalties. Dumervil mustered only 16 run stops on the season, and his 4.8 Run Stop Percentage was among the worst rates at his position. Throw in the eight times he was flagged, and you have the most overpaid edge defender in the league.
I realize that PFF isn't the golden standard, but in cases like this one, they mirror what we see on game days. I understand that you want use the team rushing statistics, but we're talking about Elvis alone. He's bad against the run, plain and simple.
And yet we were third overall in run defense last year. And won 13 games.
So now that we see how irrelevant those stats are, would we be any better or worse without Doom's 11 sacks, 60 QB pressures, and 6 forced fumbles, while being held most of the time?