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Subject: Mr. James' Metrics and Rob Johnson


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Diogenes (mrjames)
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Date Posted: 11:54:42 03/21/17 Tue
In reply to: mrjames 's message, "Re: Interesting, but I don't think that will pacify EB fans" on 11:06:42 03/21/17 Tue

Your posts are always well reasoned and much appreciated.

Except as you've described them, I'm not familiar with many of the metrics which you say favor others and disfavor Boudreaux. Accordingly, not knowing the actual comparative results of those metrics, I can't comment on them and will have to take your word for it.

On the other hand, I have the feeling that you don't know the exact results of those comparative metrics and, instead, are simply assuming that the metrics disfavor Boudreaux because some coach, or coaches, did not favor him with a First Team vote. Is that a fair assumption?

Many today have forgotten Rob Johnson and his metrics. He was a QB from USC who signed with the Bills for $25,000,000 after he blew up the NFL Combine with his "metrics".

Johnson ran faster, jumped higher, jumped further, did the cones and other drills better, was more accurate and had better velocity than any other QB. He was articulate, poised, intelligent and handsome. He had no bad habits and all the girls loved him. There was only one thing wrong with Johnson: he wasn't a very good NFL football player. Although he could take a hit and didn't flinch from contact, he couldn't play the game and see the field at NFL speed. Great metrics, great guy, no football. Bye, bye $25,000,000. Bye, bye metrics.

Boudreaux has pre-eminent traditional stats. What doesn't show up in those stats is that, unlike many stars, he is a fine teammate and plays within the designed offenses and defenses. That counts for a lot and, so far as I know, is not measured by any metric.

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