Finally have some time to write a fan-posts after a week of college classes! Architecture absorbs too much of my Eagle time...
As most here know, Vonte Davis of the Miami Dolphins stated that he believed that himself and Sean Smith made the best Corner tandem in the NFL. And as most here at BGN chuckled, Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets had a much different opinion.
"It really don't matter because the film don't lie," Revis said. "The film don't lie. You can say what you want to say. You can say the sky is red, but it ain't red. That's just what it is. We know how we play and we know what we do on that field not just as a corner tandem but as a secondary. We play great football."
While we are watching the tape, mine as well look at the stat-line as well Revis....More after the jump
Darrelle Revis may be one of the best in the game if not the best, but slow down bro. To have the best tandem, you need more than one amazing cornerback. Let's see what the Jet's got. First, lets look at Success rate against the Jets corners...
Success Rate, to remind everyone, is the percentage of passes that don't manage to get at least 45 percent of needed yards on first down, 60 percent of needed yards on second down, or 100 percent of needed yards on third down.
Top 10 Cornerbacks in Success Rate, 2010 Player Team Charted
Yd/Pass Rk Success
Rk Avg. Pass
YAC Rk Darrelle Revis NYJ 57 5.6 11 70% 1 16.5 4.7 74 Antoine Winfield MIN 57 4.2 1 67% 2 9.0 3.4 40 Stanford Routt OAK 92 5.7 13 66% 3 15.1 4.9 77 Tramon Williams GB 83 5.5 9 66% 4 14.3 4.0 55 Ronald Bartell STL 83 5.2 5 65% 5 14.0 3.2 36 Sean Smith MIA 49 6.7 29 63% 6 11.8 4.4 68 E.J. Biggers TB 65 5.7 12 63% 7 13.3 2.9 25 Joselio Hanson PHI 46 4.4 2 63% 8 9.2 1.5 1 Antonio Cromartie NYJ 102 6.0 16 63% 9 17.1 3.2 32 Brandon Carr KC 105 7.1 35 61% 10 16.1 4.2 58
Revis looks amazing, however notice that the Eagles current slot corner, Joselio Hanson is also ranked high, higher than our friend Antonio Cromartie, the other Jets corner. But wait Revis, your not off the hook, you would have been beaten if quarterbacks targeted Asante Samuel four more times.
One more tidbit for today. Here are the stats for two top cornerbacks who did not have enough targets to be ranked above:
YAC Nnamdi Asomugha 31 5.9 61% 15.4 3.7 Asante Samuel 36 3.2 78% 15.0 1.9
With four more pass targets, Samuel would rank as the top cornerback in both Success Rate and yards per pass. (He will inFootball Outsiders Almanac 2011, since our ratings in the book generally waive the minimum for cornerbacks who had at least eight starts.)
Also newly acquired Nnamdi Asomugha hasn't been targeted over 40 times since mid 2000's, and is the one that questions Revis' status as the best corner, so let's not debate that...So let's look at Cromartie
Antonio Cromartie's 2010 Stats
Success Rate: 63%
Completions Allowed: 42
TD's allowed: 7
INT's: 3 INT's
vs Asante Samuel's
Success Rate: 78%
TD's allowed: 2
INT': 7 INT's
But wait, the Eagles have Cromartie, Dominique Rodgers Cromartie that is...
Dominique Rodgers Cromartie:
The stat line is super similar, so it's a tie. Therefore, the Eagles have a Revis (Nnamdi), A. Cromartie (DRC), and as well as Asante Samuel. I still think 3>2 Revis....
Re: Vonte Davis
You and Smith make up the best corner tandem under 30, however we have Vince Young so....
h/t Wild_Eagle for the gif....