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Per Pro Football Focus: Doug Free rated best tackle in the league..

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by fatboygixxer, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Free has played better than expected but this whole PFF grading system they have is ridiculous.
  2. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad he's finally playing up to par!
  3. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    The pay cut was deserved and his salary was the only reason to consider getting rid of him. People who wanted him gone despite the pay cut are the usual ones who overreact to bad play by anyone on the team.

    Most of us were OK with him fighting it out for the starting job with Parnell (which ended up being Free by a knockout) and being the vet backup if he lost. (I was also OK if Dallas had decided to replace him with someone like Clabo, but none of us knew Free would play as well as he has.)
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  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    So if the Pro Bowl team, no, if the All-Pro team was selected today would Free get the nod???
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  6. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    He's not the best tackle in the league, but it's hard to argue with what he's done this year.

    He flat out obliterated a very good DE in Chris Long this past Sunday, and he he kept the league leader in sacks, Justin Houston, in check.

    Houston is the highest graded 3-4 OLB in the league, btw. But against Free he graded negatively in pass rush and run defense (and overall). His saving grace was his pass protection, which really doesn't have a lot to do with Free, if anything at all. The pass protection is what ultimately caused PFF to grade Houston's performance as only slightly below average.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Stirring the pot today I see. :)
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    It's the little things in life.
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  9. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Really happy to see him return to form, don't know what the story was last year but glad it looks like he turned it around.
  10. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    Free plays good, Free gets big contract, Free plays bad, Free takes pay cut, Free plays good.............................................

    not saying, just saying...............
  11. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    This shouldn't slip off the front page yet.

    Great job by Free. I said all offseason that Free had trouble adjusting to Callahan's system and that by the end of last year he was playing much better, so I expected him to play pretty well this year. However, I didn't expect him to play this well.

    Nice to see one of the hardest workers on the team be able to work through serious problems and rise back to the top. He should be a poster boy for hard work.
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  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I sent them an email asking about why there's so much variation between grades for QBs with similar production in individual games. Also asked about their CB grades with specific mention of Jason McCourty being the #6 overall CB and the guy runs the site actually replied within a day.

    Not sure I'm satisfied with the reply though. The basically said, the numbers lie - they always have - and that you have to watch each play to see what really happened.

    Perhaps to some extent, maybe. However I don't see how Brandon Weeden can have almost 240 yards and 7 less TDs in a single game than Peyton Manning.......and yet their grades differ by 0.3
  13. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    See stuff like that is so ridiculous to me but it does seem when they grade qb's it just looks ridiculous. It seems with every other position there may be some truth to the rankings.

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