Conspicuous Absence For Gerald McCoyFebruary 10th, 2017
Joe’s a vocal supporter of Gerald McCoy, who has legions of misguided haters.
Joe adeptly can defend the nonsense peddled by many, but it’s hard to argue against official NFL shoulder-pad sensors.
That’s right, shoulder-pad sensors.
Matt Harmon of NFL.com has been compiling all kinds of data from new technology tracking players last season.
It’s a great series, and the most recent entry broke down the NFL’s top-10 interior pass rushers.
… with the Next Gen Stats data gleaned from the tracking chips in the players’ shoulder pads, we are now able to objectively measure just how far away opposing pass rushers are from the quarterback when they look to deliver their passes. In the latest edition of the Next Gen Stats rankings, we’ll reveal the Top-10 2016 interior defensive lineman at creating pressure by their average raw yards of distance from the opposing quarterback at the time of the throw or sack.
Gerald McCoy did not make the top-10 list, which was as follows:
Aaron Donald (Rams)
Geno Atkins (Bengals)
Mike Daniels (Packers)
Dominique Easley (Rams)
Calais Campbell (Cardinals)
Fletcher Cox (Eagles)
Tom Johnson (Vikings)
Lawrence Guy (Ravens)
Joey Bosa (Chargers)
Jadeveon Clowney (Texans)
There also were a couple of honorable mentions listed and explained, but no McCoy or any Buccaneer.