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Negative Yardage Runs for some of the top RBs

ajr2456 : 2/12/2018 1:57 pm
Saw this on Twitter so figured I'd pass along.

Percentage of runs that went for negative yardage over the last two years:

Barkley 16.2% - 260 yards
Guice 8.6% - 70 yards
Penny 8% - 88 yards
Jones 7.8% - 76 yards
Michel 7.1% -44 yards

It was also noted that Barkley's positive runs came out to 7.4 ypc.
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arcarsenal : 2/12/2018 2:00 pm : link
Barry Sanders holds the NFL record for the most carries for negative yardage.

He lost 1,114 yards through the course of his career.

I think most would agree he was still pretty good in spite of that...
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tbonfig : 2/12/2018 2:04 pm : link
In comment 13830043 arcarsenal said:
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Barry Sanders holds the NFL record for the most carries for negative yardage.

He lost 1,114 yards through the course of his career.

I think most would agree he was still pretty good in spite of that...


Wow, that's crazy.
That percentage is the keynote  
Peppers : 2/12/2018 2:04 pm : link
Thats awfully high but not surprising for me. He's constantly dancing looking for the cut back lanes.
Thanks for sharing  
Peppers : 2/12/2018 2:05 pm : link
BTW
RE: That percentage is the keynote  
ajr2456 : 2/12/2018 2:09 pm : link
In comment 13830050 Peppers said:
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Thats awfully high but not surprising for me. He's constantly dancing looking for the cut back lanes.


Which is why I think he's best made for a gap scheme as opposed to a zone scheme. Give him defined reads and if the initial read isn't there he has the ability to improvise.

I think you'd be looking at a lot more negative runs if he was in a zone scheme.
His best weaponry  
old man : 2/12/2018 3:43 pm : link
was to get to the outside. D's knew that.
If D's read that quickly they shot gaps before the blocking could set up; he'd easily lose 4-7 yards.
I ask again,  
Brown Recluse : 2/12/2018 3:52 pm : link
why do you hate Barkley so much? You seem to be on a mission to prove he isnt worth drafting?
RE: I ask again,  
ajr2456 : 2/12/2018 3:55 pm : link
In comment 13830167 Brown Recluse said:
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why do you hate Barkley so much? You seem to be on a mission to prove he isnt worth drafting?


Where did I hate on Barkley? I even pointed out how is positive runs came out to 7.4 ypc which is absurd.

I never even said it was a bad thing. I can't post interesting stats I find without it being part of a narrative?
RE: RE: I ask again,  
Brown Recluse : 2/12/2018 3:56 pm : link
In comment 13830169 ajr2456 said:
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In comment 13830167 Brown Recluse said:


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why do you hate Barkley so much? You seem to be on a mission to prove he isnt worth drafting?



Where did I hate on Barkley? I even pointed out how is positive runs came out to 7.4 ypc which is absurd.

I never even said it was a bad thing. I can't post interesting stats I find without it being part of a narrative?


Nope. You canít. Its against the rules.
If anything, he'll be very entertaining  
SHO'NUFF : 2/12/2018 9:01 pm : link
and sell lots of jerseys. He and Odell can be #1 and #2 in sales.
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