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Pro-Football Focus Giants Redskins Game Recap

One of my favorite Football Websites is becuase it attempts to systematically break down each players performance on each play in every game. It also has a spreadsheet with how many plays each player played in the game.

Let’s take a look (courtesy at some of the information from the game.


First things first, does not believe that Steve L. Smith is  a good run blocker. Smith isn’t the most physically dominating specimen in the league so it’s not completely unsuprising, but this year he has had – grades in run blocking in all but four games this season.  (The Raiders game, the Arizona game, the Atlanta game, and Eagles game). According to profootballfocus this past week Steve Smith put in his worst effort as a run blocker scoring a -1.8 (A zero is average a -1 for a game is bad -1.8 is near terrible).

But on the bright side William Beatty received a 2.8 overall getting a 1.9 for Pass Blocking.

You can check the articles I wrote back during the draft time for your own verification, but I would have been satisifed had the Giants taken William Beatty in the first round (in fact he was one of my personal top five targets) William Beatty is not a huge offensive linemen, but he’s an exceptional athlete and the N.F.L. game is changing where Huge Olinemen are no longer needed. They just need athletic OLinemen who can block pretty well (out of Shot-Gun sets a lot of the time) to handle the many speed rushers there are out there.

I’m confident William Beatty can in fact be a very good LT in the N.F.L. and for at least one game he was, getting a 2.8 rating for that game.

On the other hand Kevin Boothe had a very good 2.8 rating in run-blocking. To be honest I was a little dissapointed when Boothe made the roster this season becuase I could not understand what the Giant saw in him, but after Monday night’s game I get it.  Boothe looked suprisingly agile when he was pulling and he’s a mammoth of a man, he could be a very good backup interior Offensive linemen in this league.

According to profootballfocus new acquisition Bear Pascoe also did well in the run blocking game (he also caught a pass). Word is the Giants were not happy with Darcey Johnson’s run blocking, but they should be happy with Bear Pascoe’s.

After Monday night’s game Hakeem Nicks now averages 10.1 Yards After Catch per reception, best in the league by 1.5 whole yards!.

He’s been so good this year .

On defense Bruce Johnson was average in pass defense (0.0) , but very good in run defense 1.1.

It’s good to see a Cornerback get in and get dirty.

Terrell Thomas was exceptional and has really been coming on strong lately…he had 6 negative games the first 10 weeks of the season, but since then has been well above positive in four of the past five games (and was neutral the other game) . If Webster gets back to his play next year (last year he was THE top rated Cornerback in coverage for the season) the Giatns will have a lethal secondary

Jonathan Goff continues to be a little below average, but he’s learning still. I’m not sure how I personally feel about Goff moving forward.

Chris Canty continues to struggle. I think He is a talented player who obviously got robbed this off-season with his injuries hopefully he’ll be the player we thought he would be next year.

Michael Johnson and Aaron Rouse still suck in pass coverage.  In fact Michael Johnson is the THIRD WORST rated safety in the league this seaosn. He’s been pretty bad all season and has probably cost himself a spot next year.

Michael Boley received is first game with > than 1 postive in run defense.  Boley swarms around the field, but he can be abused in the run game from time to time.

Eli Manning has is QB rating up to 96 for the season. 10 points higher than last year, which was a career high. He also has 26 Touchdowns to 11 INT and his completing 61.2 percent of his passes, despite the fact that the Giants like to throw it downfield a lot and despit eMario Manningham leading the league in drops.

Tom Brady by the way this year has 24 Touchdowns and 12 INT as of now Eli Manning is outplaying Tom Brady this season.

Other interesting things to note: Clint Sintim still only played 12 percent of the defensive snaps.  So hopefully that goes up soon.

Well that’s about all.

I like to try and stick with things that you can’t find other places (like the blocking statistics).


Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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