Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by Disp:
Here is Aldon, game by game. I can't remember when his injury happened, but he fell off a cliff after Miami. He was still getting hits and hurries (QB Ht/QB Hu), but couldn't finish them off for the sacks.
Here's how they figure out the grades: http://www.profootballfocus.com/about/grading/
I think part of his falling off after the miami game was justins injury as well as his own. Without justin at 100% the offenses were able to focus more on doubling up on aldon which would still allow him to get to a qb for hurries and hits but not every player can have justins strength and sack a qb with two men hanging from his body. At least thats the logical explenation in my head.
You also have to look at the quarterbacks we played.
Brady, Wilson, Rodgers, Ryan. -- Those guys either throw the ball before you can get to them and/or they evade the sack when you get there.
The Arizona quarterback did nothing in that game, he was so terrified he had about a 1.5 sec clock in his head.
I thought Aldon applied a lot of pressure in the Super Bowl. He flat out beat his man several times. Then they started to double team him. Then Flacco evaded pressure and just threw the ball up for grabs, where they made plays.
Yep. Sacks also tend to vary a bit, but once adding up sacks, hits, and hurries that variation tends to decrease. Basically, I think there are some reasons for his decrease in sacks through the end of the year (the QBs he's going after, both injuries to him and Justin), but overall, there's also a TON of random chance involved that people don't acknowledge (he wasn't as good as all his sacks through the first two thirds of the year, and not as bad as his no sacks through the later third of the year).
Did the math --
Through the Miami game Aldon was averaging 4.8 sacks/hits/hurries per game.
After Miami Aldon was averaging 4.3 sacks/hits/hurries per game.
That's a difference of 1/2 sack/hit/hurries per game with the end of the Miami game as the cut point. His injury, Justin's injury,and the superior QBs can legitimately account for that .5 per game.
(and just to be clear: my basic argument is that the difference between a sack, a hit, and a hurry is pretty randomly distributed; Aldon's 6 sack game could have just as easily been a 0 sack and 6 hurry game, is what I'm saying).
[ Edited by PopeyeJonesing on Jul 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM ]