Friday, August 18, 2006

Joyner on Lito

from kc joyner during an espn chat:
Drew(NY): How can you say that Lito is not good in coverage? In 2004, he was an All-Pro in his first season as a starter. In 2005 he allowed some catches, but which CB wouldn't with no pass rush? I feel your statement is a little too short sighted.

SportsNation KC Joyner: Drew, I would give you the benefit of the doubt in most cases but Lito's metrics have been awful for multiple years. His 2004 Pro Bowl campaign was based solely on ints and not his coverage ability. He was in the bottom 10 among CBs again last year in YPA and success percentage. Teams target him in the passing game every week and Philly has to adjust their coverage to make up for it. Add to that the fact that Sheppard is being moved to the less demanding RCB side and it all points to his being a mediocre CB at best.

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Blogger Brooks said...

K.C. Joyner is a loser. He creates these "metrics" based on what? Does he even know what coverage the defense is in and what assignments each player has?

No.

I also want to know if he does this with the same tape the coaches use, or basic TV coverage.

12:26 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

K.C. Joyner is a loser.

that may well be true, but the statement he made about lito probably rings at least a little true deep down in the heart of many eagles fans. i know i have always thought that sheldon is the better corner in almost all aspects of the game -- except for his hands. lito takes too many chances and gets burned more often.

as far as your questions about his methodology, i don't have the answers to your questions.

7:39 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brooks, I don't know if you're also a season ticket holder, but watching him in person for a couple years, I'm fairly certain I could get Lito to bite on a double move.........And I'm a short, fat man with a torn up ankle....


Lito needs to go....


- Joe

8:35 PM EDT  

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