Analysis: Comparing the Rush Frequency of the 3 top NFL RBs 2018

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  1. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Well-Known Member

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    He’s got ridiculous hips, like Barry did. What impresses so much about Barkley is his ability to make guys miss at his size. It draws comparison to Sanders. Of course he’s not at that level of elusiveness (nobody outside of Sayers has been). But then he’s a lot bigger. The dude is an absolute beast. The best combo of power (he may not run guys over but he breaks a ton of tackles), speed and quickness since Bo Jackson, in my opinion.
     
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  2. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    There’s no reason to interpret that stat to mean Barkley is dancing in the backfield. Defensive lines penetrate gaps and blow up run plays. It’s happened to Zeke and there’s no reason think it doesn’t happen to Barkley who has a worse offensive line.
     
  3. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Well I also watched him play a lot this year and see that he, like Barry Sanders, also tries to hit the homerun a lot.

    But interpret it however you like.
     
  4. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Great analysis. Ultimately it’s just a matter of taste - either are great RBs and you can win off of them. It isn’t as though Barkley is dancing around and losing yards on a third of his plays - he’s still quality.
     
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  5. percyhoward

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    Barkley's success rate wasn't good.

    Gurley 57%
    Elliott 50%
    Barkley 41%
     
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  6. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    Barkley clearly has the talent to house long runs, but his 5 runs over 50 yards while Gurley and Zeke combined for 0 on ~550 carries stands out as an obvious candidate for regression.
     
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Saw that chart earlier while I was getting this and trying to find behind the line contact. Convinced me that Gurley did in fact deserve the first team all pro nod. Monster year.
     
  8. percyhoward

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    Difference was all red zone.

    Success rate -- runs inside opp 10-yd line
    Gurley 56% (20 of 36)
    Elliott 33% (7 of 21)

    Run/pass ratio inside opp 10-yd line
    Rams 50.5% run 49.5% pass
    Cowboys 51.4% run 48.6% pass
     
  9. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Well-Known Member

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    great analysis, but I don't think the giants run blocking is terrible, at all. I bet next year they will be a top 10 unit. I was watching a lot of his plays and he has glaring holes often. I think people confuse pass blocking and run blocking(not you, i know you know your stuff)
    It's also a weird measuring stick that Dallas players get measured by. Nobody cares that other Hof players have had good to great offensive lines.
     
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  10. Primetime42

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    Barry Sanders squatted 600 lbs
     
  11. DFWJC

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    I think we know the Giants oline is weak too....although the rookie Hernandez appears to bea nice addition
     
  12. DFWJC

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    I think everyone knows of those legendarily monster legs. And especially short ones like that...makes for huge squat numbers.
    Sanders could drag people if he had too...and did on occassion. He avoided it more than some because he was so talented, not because he was afraid.
     
  13. Thomas82

    Thomas82 Well-Known Member

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    The man had tree trunks for legs.
     

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