Originally posted by Norwalks_Best:
Dude if you don't see the point I'm trying to make then your senile. He's not any good and his stats will show that. He's vulnerable now that he has been benched especially with the money he's being paid.
In his first year with the 49ers, Clements gave up 7.7 yards per pass play (stats courtesy Football Outsiders), which ranked 36th among NFL cornerbacks. In 2008, that YPP jumped up to 9.6, which ranked 75th.
It hasn't been any better in 2009. Through Week 7, San Francisco ranks 29th in Pass Defense DVOA against #1 receivers, the kind Clements usually covers. These top receivers have gained 7.8 yards per play and 91.4 yards per game (that stat is the highest in the NFL), and putting those potential defensive deficits against a Colts offense that could tear up any opponent in the league is just too risky.
I believe Clements days as a corner are over he's been benched a slap to the face don't you think? How would you like to be treated like that at work? I wouldn't feel all too happy about the situation.
I hope the 49ers will determine whether his play over the final half of the season warrants that kind of financial commitment. (If the 49ers parted ways with him, he'd count $5 million against he cap, so next year would be the first time they could save cap space by releasing him.) That money obviously can't be used for someone worth the money which he is not.
I'm gonna debunk this s**t once again. I decided to get a membership at footballoutsiders just to prove how wrong you truly are.
First off, lets start with the DOVA BS:
Oakland is ranked #20 in pass defense DOVA against #1 WRs. You know the kind that Asmougha covers. Guess he's not any good as a CB.
Denver is ranked #25 in pass defense DOVA against #1 WRs. You know, the kind that Bailey usually covers. Guess he's a crappy CB as well.
Result: statistical fail. DOVA is a real great indicator of CB play isn't it.
When you take into account Clements play against the run, in 2007, he ranked the #8 overall CB on footballoutsiders.com
In 2008, he was ranked as the #37 CB overall.
Funny how the stupid article you keep quoting, left out how he fares in run support because it would make Nate look better than he's actually being portrayed.
[ Edited by 9erfanAUS on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM ]