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Old 03-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by winstoncup bronco View Post
This is another myth that gets perpetuated.
We were third in the league in run defense. THIRD. How bad and detrimental is Doom's run defense that we still finished top 3 in rush defense? And, we somehow managed to finish second overall in YPG defensively with this one trick, non run-stopping pony. What, we would have given up 30 rushing yards per game with anyone else?
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, it’s 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.
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