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KCrockaholic
03-21-2011, 12:54 AM
http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/03/19/defensive-backs-bringing-heat/


Not long after our Pass Rushing Productivity feature went out, I was doing my usual daily reading and saw ESPN’s always readable – though sometimes anti-Larry Fitzgerald (I kid) – Paul Kuharsky pose the question: “Who’s the best blitzing DB in the NFL?”

Yes! An article that practically writes itself. You see, here at Pro Football Focus, we chart every blitz by every defensive back on every passing play, so you don’t have to. It means we can present this information, for the purest of pure fans, in a simple feature.

Aren’t we great?

Whether you agree, disagree or you chose to ignore that last statement, here’s our deal with this look at blitzing defensive backs: they needed to have rushed the quarterback at least 30 times during the season. That buys them a ticket to this dance, and whether they get to cut some shapes with the prettiest gal is all down to what kind of pressure they were able to bring.

To be clear, as opposed to our Pass Rushing Productivity study, the QB disruptions discussed here are unweighted. Judging all forms equally – sacks, hits, and pressures are simply totaled.

Before we get to the table, here are 10 things we’ve learned from this exercise:

1.) Eric Berry can do it all – remember that performance in the playoffs where he was all over the field? Be sure to include this on his list: his turning 34.29% of his blitzes into some form of pressure led the league.

2.) O.J. Atogwe is going to be the deep safety complement to Laron Landry? Well, rather interestingly, Atogwe turned 25.81% of his blitzes into pressure while Landry was behind at 22.81%.

3.) If you’re a Cardinal fan, you’d like to see the guy who rushed the QB 95 times getting a higher percentage of pressure than the guy who rushed the QB just 34 times. Didn’t work out that way: Kerry Rhodes got pressure on 23.53% of his pass rushing chances to the 14.74% of Adrian Wilson.

4.) No other defensive back rushed the QB more than Charles Woodson (though it should be noted these stats do include his post season numbers.) With fewer attempts, Antrel Rolle and Roman Harper matched his total of 17 quarterback disruptions.

5.) The Raiders are much better off when sending Tyvon Branch (8th overall) than Michael Mitchell (49th out of these 49), but Michael Huff, who just missed the blitz-count cut-off to qualify here, outdid them both.

6.) The Jets are known for their blitzing backs, but only one of them finished in the top 15 (Drew Coleman at 12th.) Conversely, they had four defensive backs in the bottom 15.

7.) No sacks for Ronde Barber, but he still brings the heat when blitzing from the slot. He was 5th overall, generating pressure on 25.49% of his blitzes.

8.) Kyle Arrington rushed the QB 33 times … 26 of these came with him lined up as a defensive end.

9.) We’re big fans of Quintin Mikell in coverage and run support, but he’d do his profile some good by turning his blitzes into more pressure than the 9.43% he managed in his 53 opportunities.

10.) If one defensive back blitz stuck in the memory it was Troy Polamalu against the Ravens as he strip sacked Joe Flacco. Other than that, Polamalu put forth a modest effort, converting 21.21% of his blitzes into pressure – less than his Steelers teammate, William Gay (21.74%.)



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If it's a repost, I'm sorry. Don't say mean things to me cause I might leave CP. I just can't take it anymore.

Chocolate Hog
03-21-2011, 12:57 AM
Best pick in the draft.

Fritz88
03-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Tits
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KCrockaholic
03-21-2011, 01:07 AM
A couple days ago I was day dreaming about how thrilled I was to see Berry on the phone on draft day. It was amazing. It was like a little kid who wants a big toy horse for Christmas, and then finds out he's getting a real horse...............Anyways, I've still got a boner from that day.

Count Zarth
03-21-2011, 01:11 AM
Dude took on fullbacks and OL and beat their blocks. There are gifs of it in the gif'd up thread.

Sannyasi
03-21-2011, 01:18 AM
I can't remember a Chiefs draft pick that I was more excited about than Eric Berry, and he hasn't disappointed at all so far. Amazing football player, he really is able to do it ALL.

Bump
03-21-2011, 01:54 AM
Eric Berry is the fucking REAL DEAL!

Jethopper
03-21-2011, 02:07 AM
Eric Berry is good at football

Hog Farmer
03-21-2011, 05:59 AM
I'll bet he sucks at livestock masturbation.

cabletech94
03-21-2011, 06:18 AM
look under my name!

that's right, and if you can't read, it says eric berry is on the effin' phone!!!!

AndChiefs
03-21-2011, 07:58 AM
Bust.

DA_T_84
03-21-2011, 09:39 AM
Bust a nut.

fyp

BossChief
03-21-2011, 09:53 AM
Once he learns the intricacies of covering tight ends he will be a DMVP candidate.

CoMoChief
03-21-2011, 09:55 AM
Troy Polamalu at #10? Personally I think he's the best.

SNR
03-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Troy Polamalu at #10? Personally I think he's the gayest.FYP

warrior
03-21-2011, 10:05 AM
First time the Chiefs picked who I wanted. :thumb:

SNR
03-21-2011, 10:07 AM
First time the Chiefs picked who I wanted. :thumb:You didn't want Glenn Dorsey?

DA_T_84
03-21-2011, 10:13 AM
I wanted Dorsey pretty bad.

I wanted ANYONE BUT Jackson. I believe my quote here the week before was "I will fist fuck a goat if we draft Jackson." Luckily, I've not run into any goats thus far.

The bitterness of that brought me down, hard.

And I wanted NO ONE BUT Berry. I was crying out loud for him in early November, and it became a full blown obsession by draft day. I was nervous Pioli was going to make a habit of taking guys I didn't want.

On NFL network, when the Chiefs clock started, Jason La Canfora started blathering about how he had sources that told him it would be Okung, and he was very certain that would be the case. Then it went back to Rich and the boys, who started talking about Okung. My heart was broken.

....but then....

....But then! It cut to the green room, and Berry was sitting there with the phone up to his ear... (I thought someone else behind our pick was calling him, or maybe his agent) AND THEN HE SMILED AND STARTED HUGGING HIS FAMILY. AND I FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT.

Boom, bitch.

SNR
03-21-2011, 10:21 AM
I wanted Dorsey pretty bad.

I wanted ANYONE BUT Jackson. I believe my quote here the week before was "I will fist fuck a goat if we draft Jackson." Luckily, I've not run into any goats thus far.

The bitterness of that brought me down, hard.

And I wanted NO ONE BUT Berry. I was crying out loud for him in early November, and it became a full blown obsession by draft day. I was nervous Pioli was going to make a habit of taking guys I didn't want.

On NFL network, when the Chiefs clock started, Jason La Canfora started blathering about how he had sources that told him it would be Okung, and he was very certain that would be the case. Then it went back to Rich and the boys, who started talking about Okung. My heart was broken.

....but then....

....But then! It cut to the green room, and Berry was sitting there with the phone up to his ear... (I thought someone else behind our pick was calling him, or maybe his agent) AND THEN HE SMILED AND STARTED HUGGING HIS FAMILY. AND I FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT.

Boom, bitch.
This is just such a beautiful, beautiful, story

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/atlasfugged/boner1.gif

AndChiefs
03-21-2011, 10:23 AM
I wanted Dorsey pretty bad.

I wanted ANYONE BUT Jackson. I believe my quote here the week before was "I will fist **** a goat if we draft Jackson." Luckily, I've not run into any goats thus far.

The bitterness of that brought me down, hard.

And I wanted NO ONE BUT Berry. I was crying out loud for him in early November, and it became a full blown obsession by draft day. I was nervous Pioli was going to make a habit of taking guys I didn't want.

On NFL network, when the Chiefs clock started, Jason La Canfora started blathering about how he had sources that told him it would be Okung, and he was very certain that would be the case. Then it went back to Rich and the boys, who started talking about Okung. My heart was broken.

....but then....

....But then! It cut to the green room, and Berry was sitting there with the phone up to his ear... (I thought someone else behind our pick was calling him, or maybe his agent) AND THEN HE SMILED AND STARTED HUGGING HIS FAMILY. AND I FLIPPED THE **** OUT.

Boom, bitch.

Sounds remarkably like my draft day.

-King-
03-21-2011, 10:26 AM
Lol @ The bitching that happened when we found out that he wasn't going to be the free safety.

chop
03-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Once he learns the intricacies of covering tight ends he will be a DMVP candidate.

I agree.

beach tribe
03-21-2011, 11:23 AM
First time the Chiefs picked who I wanted. :thumb:

Same here, and when all is said and done, I believe he'll be my favorite Chief of all time. He's already my favorite current player.

Urc Burry
03-21-2011, 11:27 AM
I wanted Dorsey pretty bad.

I wanted ANYONE BUT Jackson. I believe my quote here the week before was "I will fist fuck a goat if we draft Jackson." Luckily, I've not run into any goats thus far.

The bitterness of that brought me down, hard.

And I wanted NO ONE BUT Berry. I was crying out loud for him in early November, and it became a full blown obsession by draft day. I was nervous Pioli was going to make a habit of taking guys I didn't want.

On NFL network, when the Chiefs clock started, Jason La Canfora started blathering about how he had sources that told him it would be Okung, and he was very certain that would be the case. Then it went back to Rich and the boys, who started talking about Okung. My heart was broken.

....but then....

....But then! It cut to the green room, and Berry was sitting there with the phone up to his ear... (I thought someone else behind our pick was calling him, or maybe his agent) AND THEN HE SMILED AND STARTED HUGGING HIS FAMILY. AND I FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT.

Boom, bitch.

I was close to chocking a bitch out when Schefter assumed we were taking Okung

talastan
03-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Will be ordering my #29 jersey this year. Berry is Future HOF material in the making. Can't wait to see him in action again this next season; provided there is a season.

warrior
03-21-2011, 12:01 PM
You didn't want Glenn Dorsey?


I wanted Matt Ryan he went #3 to Atlanta Dorsey was my second favorite.

warrior
03-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Will be ordering my #29 jersey this year. Berry is Future HOF material in the making. Can't wait to see him in action again this next season; provided there is a season.



Couldn't agree more. :thumb:

Wilson8
03-21-2011, 03:35 PM
5.) The Raiders are much better off when sending Tyvon Branch (8th overall) than Michael Mitchell (49th out of these 49), but Michael Huff, who just missed the blitz-count cut-off to qualify here, outdid them both.


If we have free agency this year, combining Huff at free safety with Eric Berry at strong safety would create an incredible safety duo to blitz and roam the field for KC.

Huff seems to be finally achieving some of his potential.

I like FS Kendrick Lewis, but if you compare Huff with Lewis for this year, Lewis played in 12 games, had 30 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions. Huff played in 16 games, had 94 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 interceptions. Huff also played five seasons without missing a game.

I like the thought of Carr, Flowers, Berry, and Huff in the secondary. Add a good Nose Tackle and another OLB and we we would be looking pretty good on defense.

DA_T_84
03-21-2011, 03:41 PM
If we have free agency this year, combining Huff at free safety with Eric Berry at strong safety would create an incredible safety duo to blitz and roam the field for KC.

Huff seems to be finally achieving some of his potential.

I like FS Kendrick Lewis, but if you compare Huff with Lewis for this year, Lewis played in 12 games, had 30 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions. Huff played in 16 games, had 94 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 interceptions. Huff also played five seasons without missing a game.

I like the thought of Carr, Flowers, Berry, and Huff in the secondary. Add a good Nose Tackle and another OLB and we we would be looking pretty good on defense.

We do need depth at safety.

Our heavy nickel package (3 safeties) would be disgusting with Berry, Huff, and Lewis.

Our regular nickel package (3 corners) will also be gross.

Wilson8
03-21-2011, 03:56 PM
One big drawback to adding Huff is that’s a lot of money to invest in the safety position. Probably why we will stick with Lewis and maybe add another low round safety in this year’s draft.

Berry’s contract from last year…

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:04:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs FS Eric Berry signed a six-year, $60 million contract with $34 million guaranteed, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

http://www.kffl.com/player/22482/nfl#ixzz1HH0ReuXK

Jethopper
01-12-2012, 10:07 PM
Man I can't wait to get him back

rico
01-12-2012, 10:42 PM
Reading this thread makes me kind of sad. Man I hope he recovers well from surgery.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:45 PM
Reading this thread makes me kind of sad. Man I hope he recovers well from surgery.

I think he'll be good.

Welker had an ACL. Seems he recovered well.

kysirsoze
01-12-2012, 10:48 PM
Man I can't wait to get him back

Honestly, losing him in week one sucked so much more than that sort of thing usually does. I already had my doubts about this season, but I thought, "at least I'll get to see Berry and Charles be total fucking badasses all year." Week two wasn't a whole lot better.

jlscorpio
01-12-2012, 10:48 PM
I was listening to the draft on Sirius, and when they drafted Berry I screamed so lous I couldnt talk the rest of the night. Best pick since Tony. He'll be the linchpin of our D for the next decade.

Smed1065
01-12-2012, 10:51 PM
Best pick ever/CP

Suck our dicks

Injury? No way.

Suck our dicks again/CP

Could have got him in a later round/ CP

Why draft a QB? We got Berry/CP

This year, trade 3 drafts for a QB./CP

LOL

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:55 PM
I was listening to the draft on Sirius, and when they drafted Berry I screamed so lous I couldnt talk the rest of the night. Best pick since Tony. He'll be the linchpin of our D for the next decade.

Yeah, my brother and I were watching and we both jumped up and high-fiving like they had just won a game on a last-second FG :)

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:57 PM
Best pick ever/CP

Suck our dicks

Injury? No way.

Suck our dicks again/CP

Could have got him in a later round/ CP

Why draft a QB? We got Berry/CP

This year, trade 3 drafts for a QB./CP

LOL
:spock:

KcMizzou
01-12-2012, 11:03 PM
FUCK Stevie Johnson. Seriously. FUCK him.

chefsos
01-12-2012, 11:04 PM
:spock:Someday, a future civilization will attempt (and fail) to decipher our language by using the varied Smed posts they have unearthed.

chefsos
01-12-2012, 11:06 PM
FUCK Stevie Johnson. Seriously. FUCK him.We get Buffalo again next year. Just sayin'

DA_T_84
01-12-2012, 11:20 PM
I hope we break his fucking neck.

Not in an Eric LeGrand kind of way, but more in a Peyton Manning kind of way.

NJChiefsFan
01-13-2012, 12:05 AM
Honestly, losing him in week one sucked so much more than that sort of thing usually does. I already had my doubts about this season, but I thought, "at least I'll get to see Berry and Charles be total ****ing badasses all year." Week two wasn't a whole lot better.

Not to mention the additional progress he would have made this season that would have carried over to year 3.

kysirsoze
01-13-2012, 12:06 AM
Not to mention the additional progress he would have made this season that would have carried over to year 3.

Eh, he'll be fine. As long as there aren't any long lasting effects from the injury, I think he'll be back on track in no time.

NJChiefsFan
01-13-2012, 12:09 AM
Why draft a QB? We got Berry/CP

This year, trade 3 drafts for a QB./CP

LOL

QBs taken between Berry and our 2nd round pick are...........................................Tim Tebow. So how exactly are we contradicting our thoughts on going after a QB and still loving the Berry pick?

Eh, he'll be fine. As long as there aren't any long lasting effects from the injury, I think he'll be back on track in no time.

I agree. Its just that as good as he was you know he is going to get better and losing 16 games of learning is dissapointing. I don't doubt at all that he will be ready to go.

evolve27
01-13-2012, 12:11 AM
I love seeing and smelling a backfield full of Berry and Flowers.