NFL Stats – Vikings Shop NFL http://vikingsshopnfl.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 05:55:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png NFL Stats – Vikings Shop NFL http://vikingsshopnfl.com/ 32 32 A look at Aaron Rodgers’ absurd career stats https://vikingsshopnfl.com/a-look-at-aaron-rodgers-absurd-career-stats/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 20:51:19 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/a-look-at-aaron-rodgers-absurd-career-stats/ Aaron Rodgers is at least one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The reason a lot of people refer to him the same as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is both because of his ridiculous football throwing ability and some of his absurd stats. The stats you’re about to see are proof that he’s […]]]>

Aaron Rodgers is at least one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The reason a lot of people refer to him the same as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is both because of his ridiculous football throwing ability and some of his absurd stats. The stats you’re about to see are proof that he’s the most effective quarterback of all time and proof that he always has his team in position to win any game.

Starting with touchdowns and interceptions, Rodgers has thrown 449 career touchdown passes and just 93 career interceptions. That’s a TD-INT ratio of 4.83 to 1. That’s the best ever. In all likelihood, the No. 12 will throw his 500th touchdown pass before his 100th interception. There has never been such an effective and prolific QB at the same time. He does not return the ball. The last time he threw double-digit interceptions in a season was in 2010, 12 years ago. In 2018, he set the record for most consecutive passes without an interception with 402. Rodgers also has the best six TD-INT ratio seasons in NFL history among skilled passers (at least 4,000 yards per the pass).

The California native can argue that he also has the two highest-rated passing seasons (2020, 2011). He technically has the best QBR in NFL history among qualified starters at 104.5 (minimum six NFL seasons). Those two seasons are two of the greatest quarterback seasons in history. Rodgers won two of his four MVP awards during those seasons. In 2011, he set the record for most passing plays with a passer rating above 110 (11). In 2020, a COVID year, Rodgers threw for 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions en route to his third MVP award. It’s funny. He threw his third career pick that season. He threw three pick sixes on 7,118 career attempts. For context, Matthew Stafford threw 27, Matt Ryan threw 19, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger both threw 18 and Derek Carr, who is eight years younger than Rodgers, threw 14 picks of six in his career.

Rodgers has the most of those seasons with 35+ touchdowns (6), 40+ touchdowns (3) and 45+ touchdowns (2). He has the most 70-yard touchdown passes in NFL history (21). It took him the fewest games to reach 300 passing touchdowns (144) and 400 passing touchdowns (193). That stat is ridiculous because he wasn’t named a full-time starter at Green Bay until his fourth year in the league.

If Rodgers wins his second Super Bowl, he will join the highly exclusive list of quarterbacks with at least three MVP awards and multiple championships. This list is made up of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Johnny Unitas.

There is no debate. Aaron Rodgers’ stats and ability prove why he’s arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. He is easily the most effective pitcher in football history. His talent is unmatched. If he gets at least one more Super Bowl ring, that might be all he needs to claim his position as the greatest ever.

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Less could be more in Trenton Simpson’s new role https://vikingsshopnfl.com/less-could-be-more-in-trenton-simpsons-new-role/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/less-could-be-more-in-trenton-simpsons-new-role/ Trenton Simpson’s move to the inside means more talent on the court for Clemson’s defense. In his 556 snaps in 13 games and 12 starts during the 2021 season, Clemson football linebacker Trenton Simpson has racked up impressive numbers. Seventy-eight total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 3 broken passes and 11 quarterback pressures. […]]]>

Trenton Simpson’s move to the inside means more talent on the court for Clemson’s defense.

In his 556 snaps in 13 games and 12 starts during the 2021 season, Clemson football linebacker Trenton Simpson has racked up impressive numbers.

Seventy-eight total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 3 broken passes and 11 quarterback pressures.

Simpson has been a stat and highlight machine during his time at Clemson, but that may not be the case this year with his move inside.

He put up solid numbers, yes, but playing outside and reading attacking tackles didn’t necessarily use his full abilities.

The coaches were of the view that the move will not only benefit Simpson to the next level, but also allow the Tigers to put more talent on the court in Clemson’s already ridiculously talented forward seven.

Coaches believe Simpson’s move indoors will prove fruitful for his NFL future and improve a Clemson defense that many already expect to rank near the top of the sport this fall.

While the numbers are a feast for the eyes of fans, NFL scouts aren’t necessarily looking for the showy numbers that can be stacked up from Simpson’s old position.

Meanwhile, the challenge of replacing Simpson at linebacker Will isn’t difficult either, due to recruiting. That role now belongs to Barrett Carter, a five-star signee in 2021 entering his first season as a starter.

As for that front seven, here’s what the Tigers will put on the field in 2022:

The Tigers are expected to start five former five-star prospects among linemen and linebackers in the front seven, and three of those players, including Simpson, have signed with this historic class in 2020.

Simpson believes the front seven can’t block one-on-one and that presents him with opportunities to make plays, perhaps in a different way, from his new place in defense.

“That top seven is amazing,” Simpson said. “I can personally say that I feel like all the guys they put on the D-line, nobody can block one-on-one.”

“These guys are amazing when it comes to keeping linemen away from me in practice,” Simpson said.

Here’s guessing that this also happens in games.

With the change in position, Simpson’s stat line may decrease, but the chances of an NFL career and Clemson’s defense success increase

His role has changed from being the one who generates a lot of stats to being inside the box, where a mass of humanity is found on almost every game and with that his stats may not reflect what he really means for the defense, but allowing Carter to line up fewer numbers for Simpson may be good news for the Tigers defense.

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Chase Claypool: I know I’m one of the top three receivers in the NFL https://vikingsshopnfl.com/chase-claypool-i-know-im-one-of-the-top-three-receivers-in-the-nfl/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:39:00 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/chase-claypool-i-know-im-one-of-the-top-three-receivers-in-the-nfl/ Getty Images The Steelers have become something of a receiver factory over the years, developing some of the best players in the position. But there’s one Pittsburgh player who thinks he should be among the top-rated receivers for third year — though he knows he still has a lot to prove. Chase Claypool made an […]]]>

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The Steelers have become something of a receiver factory over the years, developing some of the best players in the position.

But there’s one Pittsburgh player who thinks he should be among the top-rated receivers for third year — though he knows he still has a lot to prove.

Chase Claypool made an appearance in the latest episode of the I am an athlete podcast and told hosts Brandon Marshall, LeSean McCoy and Adam “Pacman” Jones how confident he was in his abilities.

“I’ll say, my sophomore year, I was a better player than I was my freshman year,” Claypool said. “The games just didn’t work out, did they? Some parts just didn’t go my way. I didn’t make any games I needed. But as a footballer, understanding the game, knowing what to do, knowing where to be, I was better. So I’m going to be better this year.

“And just like you said, understanding that I’m not normal – I feel like that when I’m on the field. I know for a fact that I’m not like the rest of the guys in the NFL. I know that I’m a top 5 receiver I know I’m a top 3 receiver.

Claypool continued that he feels this in large part because of how well he is able to execute when he is on the court.

“When I’m working, I say to myself, ‘I’m a dog.’ I’m also going to harass people who are in line in front of me,” Claypool said. “And I just have to bring that confidence and I have to bring that spirit and I just have to show people. And it will happen. And we’re going to rewind that and we’re going to see this clip in a moment and they’re going to be like, ‘Damn, he was right.’

Claypool showed a lot of talent in his first two seasons. He caught 62 passes for 873 yards with nine touchdowns as a rookie. But he’s only had a pair of touchdowns in 2021, catching 59 passes for 860 yards.

After Claypool made his lofty statement, McCoy wanted to hear some numbers – what kind of stats does Claypool expect to have in 2022? The receiver has declared 1,300 yards and more than 10 touchdowns.

That might be tough to do with Mitchell Trubisky, rookie Kenny Pickett or Mason Rudolph at quarterback in the upcoming season. But if Claypool doesn’t trust him, who will?

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Philadelphia tech startup Epoxy.ai aims to sync TV with sports betting https://vikingsshopnfl.com/philadelphia-tech-startup-epoxy-ai-aims-to-sync-tv-with-sports-betting/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 09:00:59 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/philadelphia-tech-startup-epoxy-ai-aims-to-sync-tv-with-sports-betting/ Chris Reynolds and Jason Angelides developed the TV remote gadget that has brought in-depth sports stats – tracking game momentum and player stats – to millions of Xfinity subscribers. Now, less than two years after leaving management positions at Comcast Corp., they want a slice of the online sports betting action. Reynolds and Angelides have […]]]>

Chris Reynolds and Jason Angelides developed the TV remote gadget that has brought in-depth sports stats – tracking game momentum and player stats – to millions of Xfinity subscribers.

Now, less than two years after leaving management positions at Comcast Corp., they want a slice of the online sports betting action.

Reynolds and Angelides have launched a start-up, Epoxy.ai, in Berwyn which aims at personalize the betting experience for 75 million sports fans who experts say could place more than $20 billion a year in wagers as more states legalize online sports betting.

Epoxy’s first idea: to use a mobile phone’s microphone to determine which match a sports fan is watching and synchronize the match on television with a recommended bet. Reynolds said a sports bettor would accept the sync through the terms of service of the company that licenses Epoxy’s technology. Epoxy’s first customer is betParx, which is a sister company of Parx Casino.

“Amazon, Instagram, Spotify, these businesses are all about knowing who you are and putting the right things in front of you,” Angelides said. “It’s an expectation and the sports media and gaming industry, while recognizing the need for this type of experience, have struggled to support it for a variety of reasons.. First, because they are extremely dispersed technologically, as they are deployed in all states. Number two, they’re not tech companies.

In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, paving the way for the online sports betting gold rush. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and 21 other states have legalized online sports betting. Pennsylvania sports fans placed more than $6 billion in online bets last year.

Experts estimate that the national volume of online sports betting, or the “inning”, will grow from $25 billion to $30 billion per year as more states legalize online sports betting.

Chris Grove, co-founding partner of Acies Investments, a venture capital fund for sports, gaming and technology start-ups in Las Vegas, called Epoxy’s founders “very talented.”

READ MORE: Comcast buys sports news service OneTwoSee

But Grove thinks sportsbooks have more immediate problems to address before thinking about the innovation Epoxy offers., including launch sports betting in new states, register sports bettors more efficiently and manage deposits.

“It’s easy to be overly optimistic about the pace of innovation in regulated sports betting,” Grove said. “It’s a bit like talking about putting solar panels on the roof before you put the roof on.”

Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, which owns Parx Casino in Bensalem, is entering a first run with Epoxy under Matthew Cullen, who was hired four years ago. He leads the 100 people of Greenwood digital gaming operation that includes overseeing the company’s online sports betting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. Cullen plans to expand sports betting to three more states. Parx handled $147 million in online sports betting between last July and April, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

“Personalization is the next big thing,” Cullen said, because “people will want to bet on what they’ve bet in the past, or what they like, or what they like to watch.” But, Cullen added, echoing Grove, “it’s still early days.”

Cullen’s team will assess whether Epoxy leads to greater bettor retention, affects the amount of money a bettor bets and leads to longer engagement time at betParx.

The NFL football season boosts TV sales and ratings and, according to the numbers, online sports betting. Online sports betting in Pennsylvania jumped 65%, to $527 million, from August to September 2021, according to gaming table data. September is the start of the NFL season. The month with the highest dollar volume in online sports betting in Pennsylvania was January, the month of the NFL playoffs, with $737 million in wagers.

Cullen said the plan was to launch the Epoxy app on the betParx betting app for the NFL season.

Angelides said Epoxy would be ready. ” This is what we do. Sport waits for no one. The game must continue. »

As to whether sports bettors would be comfortable with a cell phone microphone listening to them, Angelides said Epoxy’s research shows that more than 90% of basic and casual bettors say they “like it when the products they use adapt the content for them so it’s easier to find what they want and discover new things.

Reynolds, 47, and Angelides, 54, have settled into post-Comcast life. At the media and telecommunications giant, they worked on the 37th floor of the Technology Tower, the tallest building in Philadelphia.

Now they are renting the second floor of a quaint office building on the east side of SEPTA station in Berwyn. It’s an easy commute for Epoxy employees who live in Philadelphia. The startup employs 12 people, mostly a team that followed Reynolds and Angelides from Comcast. The company also calls on six contractors.

Angelides said the plan over time is 20 to 30 full-time employees.

Epoxy hopes to raise $7-10 million in venture capital this summer and has filed patents on its technology through Philadelphia law firm Morgan Lewis. The co-founders see Epoxy’s technology as offering three services: synchronization between television viewing and betting, visualization of sports data and betting recommendations.

Angelides and Reynolds met in the 1990s at Traffic.com in Chesterbrook, a real-time traffic information service for radio and television stations. Traffic.com, bought by Nokia, harvested traffic data from road and highway sensors and sold it to TV and radio stations. The company taught Angelides and Reynolds the importance of presenting real-time information to the public.

At Traffic.com, they thought of other areas where real-time information could be useful. It was at the beginning of applications for mobile phones. When the pair realized that sports fans were always looking for sports stats on their phones, they developed a business to access and view real-time box-score sports data. Fans could consume the data while watching matches.

“The idea was that if you were a sports fan and you sat there and watched the game and a player comes along and you don’t know who he is or what his stats are. How many home runs What’s going to happen next? What’s the most likely outcome? You have to go through the partitions of the boxes? It was a nightmare,” Angelides said.

In late 2011, Angelides and Reynolds launched OneTwoSee to provide instant sports data. It was their first start-up. Over time, OneTwoSee developed the platform to show up-to-the-minute sports stats on cable TV and integrated the service into Comcast’s X1 platform. Comcast saw sports data – accessible via a button on the TV remote – as a way to make its huge investment in sports rights more attractive to its subscribers. In 2016, Comcast purchased OneTwoSee for an undisclosed price.

Within Comcast, the OneTwoSee team bonded together and helped deepen the sports platform for the Olympics.

Reynolds and Angelides said they had a great experience at Comcast and left on good terms. But they were restless and saw online sports betting as the next big thing.

Angelides announced to Comcast that he was leaving in November 2020. Reynolds did the same in mid-2021. About his decision to leave Comcast, Reynolds said that “once you start building things, it’s hard not to.”

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49ers’ Kyle Shanahan praises Frank Gore: ‘He’s right there with the best fullbacks ever’ https://vikingsshopnfl.com/49ers-kyle-shanahan-praises-frank-gore-hes-right-there-with-the-best-fullbacks-ever/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:10:32 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/49ers-kyle-shanahan-praises-frank-gore-hes-right-there-with-the-best-fullbacks-ever/ Chris Humphreys – USA TODAY Sports There is great respect between the San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore and the fans. On June 2, the legendary running back signed a one-day deal with the 49ers, officially retiring with the team that drafted him in 2005. Gore continues to cheer on his former team, even while playing […]]]>

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There is great respect between the San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore and the fans. On June 2, the legendary running back signed a one-day deal with the 49ers, officially retiring with the team that drafted him in 2005.

Gore continues to cheer on his former team, even while playing elsewhere in the NFL. He has a strong relationship with the team’s CEO, Jed York, and loves The Faithful. Fans love him back.

Count 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan among the many who have great respect for all that Gore has accomplished in his 16 years in the NFL.

“He’s right there with the best guards of all time,” Shanahan said at 49ers franchise status an event. “Anybody can go through your back and pick yours, and I think everybody jumps on Barry Sanders because he’s the most obvious. No one could touch him… But there’s all different opinions. That depends on what situation you’re in, the O-line, to have those stats and everything, but Frank is as good as anybody.”

Shanahan remembers coming into the NFL as a quality control coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 49ers drafted Gore the following year. Shanahan attended draft prep meetings, listening to prospect evaluations. When the running backs appeared, the Buccaneers scouts ranked the others ahead of Gore. Tampa Bay ended up selecting Cadillac Williams in the first round. The 49ers drafted Gore two rounds later.

“I just remember that at a young age I saw [Gore’s film] and saying, ‘Why isn’t this guy the best?’ “Said Shanahan.

Other staff members explained that Gore dealt with injuries in college, creating concerns about how long he could last in the NFL.

“So he goes to the third round, and he doesn’t [get hurt], and he succeeds,” Shanahan continued. “So that’s the story I always go to. So there are many [of players] that work the other way around. But Frank was always so good. And to see the adversity he had in college, and coming into the league, every year he ran the same; and how hard he ran, how he always hit the right hole, how you had to tackle him, he made people tackle him. It was never going to fall unless you did everything you could to get it.

“And he’s been doing it for about 100 years. That’s what amazes me. No matter how tough you are, running back is unlike any other position in the sport. Whether it’s in high school , in college or in the NFL, it’s just different. And you look at these guys, and it’s hard to keep that. Not only the talent but the mindset to do it. You not only have to have the body to do it, but there has to be something different inside, and Frank always had that.”

Shanahan added that Gore was not only good at carrying the ball. He was also a dominant blocker, which made him a phenomenal all-around player.

General manager John Lynch was an eight-time finalist in the Pro Football Hall of Fame before finally being inducted into Canton. He doesn’t expect Gore, who becomes eligible in 2026, to have to wait as long as he does. Lynch was asked if he thought Gore was a first-round Hall of Famer.

“I think so,” Lynch replied. “I think his record speaks for itself.”

Gore ended his illustrious career with 16,000 rushing yards. Only Emmitt Smith (18,355) and Walter Payton (16,726) rank higher on the all-time list. Gore’s 11,073 rushing yards in 10 seasons with San Francisco are the most by a single player in franchise history.

The San Francisco 49ers’ all-time leading runner, Frank Gore, will officially retire with the team on Thursday, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. The former NFL running back will sign a one-day deal with the team that made him a third-round pick in Miami in 2005 with a ceremony at 1 p.m.,” Inman wrote. Gore ranks No. 3 on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 16,000 yards The total was topped only by Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton The 39-year-old running back rushed for 81 touchdowns in his hall of fame

Frank Gore entered the NFL as a third-round pick with the San Francisco 49ers in 2005. Seventeen years later, the fan favorite is calling it a career. On Thursday, the running back signed a one-day deal with the 49ers, officially retiring with the team that drafted him. The 49ers also announced that Gore would be inducted into the San Francisco 49ers Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Hall of Fame during the 2022 season, becoming the 31st member in franchise history to be inducted. “We are thrilled to induct Frank Gore into the San Francisco 49ers Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Hall of Fame, his rightful place among our all-time greats,” 49ers CEO Jed York said via email. statement released by the team. “Frank had to overcome many challenges entering the NFL and is now leaving the

Frank Gore will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2026. There’s no doubt the NFL’s third all-time leader (16,000 rushing yards) will one day enter Canton. Will it be August 2026, though? That was the question presented by NFL Network this week. While Gore is a San Francisco 49ers legend and running back will be inducted into the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. in the 2022 season, is he a first-round inductee? of the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame? Frank Gore has 16,000 career rushing yards – the third most in NFL history… Will he

Frank Gore still has a lot of love for the San Francisco 49ers. He has declared a never-ending desire to support the organization that made him a third-round pick in 2005. Earlier this month, he signed a one-day deal with the team, officially retiring as a member of the red and gold. Gore will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2026. However, he aims to return to the game he once loved, not as a player but in the front office. “I want to stay in football,” Gore said on KNBR’s Tolbert & Copes show this week. “I’ve spoken back and forth with Jed (York), so I’m going to see about John (Lynch), being

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Warrick Dunn played in the NFL for 12 seasons. His most impressive statistic: he built 200 houses for single mothers. And he didn’t finish. | Way of life https://vikingsshopnfl.com/warrick-dunn-played-in-the-nfl-for-12-seasons-his-most-impressive-statistic-he-built-200-houses-for-single-mothers-and-he-didnt-finish-way-of-life/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/warrick-dunn-played-in-the-nfl-for-12-seasons-his-most-impressive-statistic-he-built-200-houses-for-single-mothers-and-he-didnt-finish-way-of-life/ When Warrick Dunn was a sophomore in high school, he led his team to the state football championship. When he was a senior, his mother, who worked in law enforcement, was shot and killed, leaving Dunn to care for his five siblings. That’s a lot of weight to put on a young man’s shoulders, but […]]]>

When Warrick Dunn was a sophomore in high school, he led his team to the state football championship. When he was a senior, his mother, who worked in law enforcement, was shot and killed, leaving Dunn to care for his five siblings.

That’s a lot of weight to put on a young man’s shoulders, but Dunn handled it well, still graduating from high school and earning a scholarship to Florida State.

Dunn had to grow up quickly and take on adult responsibilities while forging his own path.

He used his mother’s life insurance to fulfill one of his mother’s dreams: to buy a house for the family. And as a freshman, he led Florida State to a national championship.

His efforts paid off with a contract with the NFL, and during his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dunn not only continued to care for his siblings, but he started Warrick Dunn Charities to help. single mothers to first-time homeownership.

He spent 12 years in the NFL, although many thought he was too small. Maybe he was underestimated, or maybe it was the need to support his family and make his mother proud.

Whatever his motivations, Dunn achieved rare greatness as an athlete and as a human being.

Adversity comes in many forms, and often for people we least expect. Dunn’s drive and example not only helps single mothers, but also inspires them to continue their upward journey. Over 90% of them are still at home, working hard, getting an education, caring for their families and grateful for the start Dunn gave each of them.

On the field, Dunn played cornerback, quarterback and running back. Since retiring, he has played the donor role. Since 1997, he has helped over 200 single parents and over 500 dependents achieve first-time homeownership. It works closely with Habitat for Humanity to build and furnish homes and provide down payment assistance.

He also works with other professional athletes, guiding them to make a difference in their communities.

Perhaps most notable, Dunn later encountered his mother’s killer and offered her forgiveness. It seems that life is too short to harbor hatred and bitterness.

For each of us, we can meet our challenges, big or small, with the same courage.

The Foundation for a Better Life promotes positive values ​​to live and pass on to others. Go to PassItOn.com.

The Foundation for a Better Life promotes positive values ​​to live and pass on to others. Go to PassItOn.com.

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Dak Prescott ‘better’ than Roger Staubach? True Dallas Cowboys stat https://vikingsshopnfl.com/dak-prescott-better-than-roger-staubach-true-dallas-cowboys-stat/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 15:45:17 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/dak-prescott-better-than-roger-staubach-true-dallas-cowboys-stat/ FRISCO — Some believe the Dallas Cowboys have spent this offseason taking a step back from where the club was at the end of the 2021 NFL season. Not only does Dak Prescott disagree with this view, there is one statistic that actually supports the idea that Prescott is headed for the heights. Traditionalists won’t […]]]>

FRISCO — Some believe the Dallas Cowboys have spent this offseason taking a step back from where the club was at the end of the 2021 NFL season. Not only does Dak Prescott disagree with this view, there is one statistic that actually supports the idea that Prescott is headed for the heights.

Traditionalists won’t like it, but it’s a mathematical fact: Dak Prescott is about to catch up to, and pass, Roger Staubach. As our Richie Whitt writes:

“Think of the Cowboys’ rich quarterbacking heritage and, sorry, Dak Prescott won’t leave my lips at first breath. Aikman. Staubach. Romo. Meredith. White. Shoot, even Eddie LeBaron.

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NY Jets expected to be most likely team to win 2023 Draft No. 1 pick https://vikingsshopnfl.com/ny-jets-expected-to-be-most-likely-team-to-win-2023-draft-no-1-pick/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 20:37:34 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/ny-jets-expected-to-be-most-likely-team-to-win-2023-draft-no-1-pick/ The New York Jets seem to disrespect ESPN’s projection model The New York Jets haven’t been disrespectful for the past decade and more. These are the new Cleveland Browns: ridiculed in the media, used as the quintessential example of a franchise buried before the season even started. Although Jets Nation believes this season will be […]]]>

The New York Jets seem to disrespect ESPN’s projection model

The New York Jets haven’t been disrespectful for the past decade and more.

These are the new Cleveland Browns: ridiculed in the media, used as the quintessential example of a franchise buried before the season even started.

Although Jets Nation believes this season will be different, ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) apparently disagrees. The index is a model that projects each team’s likely draft window for the following season.

It’s bad enough that the Vegas over/under wins for the Jets in 2022 are 5.5. It has become a popular choice for most.

The REIT projects the Jets as the team most likely to end up with the No. 1 overall pick in 2023.

Wait what?

Does anyone think the Jets will be worse than the Chicago Bears?

The REIT actually ranks the Bears as the most likely to get the top pick at 13.7% vs. 13.6%. However, the model also factors in the chances of a Top 10 selection. On this metric, the Jets are slightly ahead of the Bears, 68.4% to 67.9%. The overall standings list the Jets as the most likely candidate for the top pick.

Presumably, schedule strength is an important factor in these rankings. Also, if one assesses the likelihood by last season’s stats alone, then yes, Zach Wilson’s raw stats were pretty much the worst in the NFL at any level in 2022.

But this model shows its limits for predicting the growth of a young team as a whole. Jets fans are optimistic that with the added pieces around Wilson, the team will show growth from last season.

Do the Jets have any flaws? Clearly. As discussed in detail on this site, the run defense is the biggest concern.

But to say that this team is going to be worse than last season?! It’s the ultimate disrespect. That’s like saying what Joe Douglas did was futile. Give Robert Saleh his head on the chopping block.

Gang Green is used to not being respected. Brady Quinn hyperbolically buried them just weeks ago. Stephen A. Smith launched an infamous rant on the franchise. Once again, the Jets are the butt of jokes.

Now it’s up to Wilson & Co. to take that as motivation. Prove the skeptics wrong. Go out and participate in every game. Take out some upheavals. Be consistent on the attacking side of the ball.

ESPN, here’s a mission to make you question your model.

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Why the New York Jets could pick Kentucky QB Will Levis in the 2023 NFL Draft https://vikingsshopnfl.com/why-the-new-york-jets-could-pick-kentucky-qb-will-levis-in-the-2023-nfl-draft/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 17:20:42 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/why-the-new-york-jets-could-pick-kentucky-qb-will-levis-in-the-2023-nfl-draft/ It’s never too early to start looking at prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft, which brings us to Kentucky’s Will Levis. Could the Jets have a particular interest in this Wildcats quarterback? Yes, this is a distinct possibility for the following reasons: Jets QB Zach Wilson starts performing in 2022. Mike White and Joe Flacco, […]]]>

It’s never too early to start looking at prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft, which brings us to Kentucky’s Will Levis.

Could the Jets have a particular interest in this Wildcats quarterback?

Yes, this is a distinct possibility for the following reasons:

  1. Jets QB Zach Wilson starts performing in 2022.
  2. Mike White and Joe Flacco, replacement QB for the Jets, only have one-year contracts.
  3. Kentucky offensive coordinator Rich Scargarello.

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Cleveland Browns looking to put special back in special teams https://vikingsshopnfl.com/cleveland-browns-looking-to-put-special-back-in-special-teams/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 14:49:28 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/cleveland-browns-looking-to-put-special-back-in-special-teams/ The Cleveland Browns special teams were anything but special in 2021. Cleveland ranked No. 30 overall in the league’s annual unit review by Rick Gosselin, and No. 32 in field goals and field goal percentage. General manager Andrew Berry took a hammer to the unit in the offseason by signing punter Corey Bojorquez and the […]]]>

The Cleveland Browns special teams were anything but special in 2021.

Cleveland ranked No. 30 overall in the league’s annual unit review by Rick Gosselin, and No. 32 in field goals and field goal percentage.

General manager Andrew Berry took a hammer to the unit in the offseason by signing punter Corey Bojorquez and the kick returned Jakeem Grant Sr. to free agency and selecting placekicker Cade York in the fourth round of the draft. the NFL 2022.

Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer met the media last week at organized team activities and heaped praise on York: (quote via transcript provided by the team):

“For me, the sky is the limit. It can be really, really good. I’m excited about him. He’s the good guy. He’s the right guy for our stadium, for our city and for the division we play in.

While Priefer is excited about York, he stressed the rookie needs to work on kickoffs this summer to learn the nuances required at the NFL level:

“I just think we need to refine exactly how we want certain kicks to be delivered. He has to understand that this isn’t college football where they just like to bomb and hit touchbacks because we’re not like that. We’re going to have a time where we need touchdowns, but we’ve got suspended kickoffs, we’ve got liners, we’ve got firecrackers, we’ve got edges, we’ve got the upset and we have to be, so it’s it’s a whole different group of clubs up his sleeve that he has to get good at, and that’s what he really needs to work on because he never did it in college, but he has the ability to do so.

That might be a bit of a low bar to jump given the state of the kicking game for the Browns over the past few seasons, but the Browns are going to need York to be on top of their game as of the week. 1 given the close nature of many NFL games. (A lesson the Browns learned all too well last season.)

Grant’s lack of confidence is probably nothing to worry about, coming off of a Pro Bowl appearance and second-team All-Pro selection in 2021. With six career touchdowns on the kick returns (four on punts and two on kickoffs), Grant wants to take it to the next level by returning more than four punts for touchdowns this coming season, as he said to Anthony Poisal on clevelandbrowns.com:

“Every time I come back, I try to change the stats. I want the touchdown scoring percentage this year to explode. I want people to be like, ‘Oh, even Devin (Hester) hasn’t scored that much. touchdowns in a season.’ That’s my goal this year – to score more than four touchdowns on punt returns.

“That’s how I am. To be a revenant, you must have some madness. That’s what I’m proud of. I just try to do things that people aren’t bold enough to do.

Although he doesn’t reach his goal, Grant brings a momentum to the rematch that the Browns have been missing for quite some time.

Things haven’t gone well for the Browns on special teams in recent years, but the offseason additions of York, Grant and Bojorquez could finally steer the unit in the right direction.

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