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Football Insiders on Jason Campbell

Was listinening to a Bill Simmons podcast last night, where he had Aaron Schatz from Football Insiders on to talk about the season so far.  For those who dont know Football insiders is like the Statistical Bible of the NFL, ranks every player, every play is reviewed and ranks teams based not just on W-L but on all sorts of weird statistical gadgetry.

 

Anyway at the end of the Podcast Bill asks one last question "what player or team would suprise me right now by how good they are"

 

Schatz responded Jason Campbell and said that next year if he gets traded to a team with a "decent offensive line he will light up the league"

 

he then gave his reasons and I paraphrase

 

He is having career best years for Yards per Pass Attempt and Completion Percentage (gotta say the YPA stat suprised me if I had one critique of JC this year it would be conservatism but numbers dont lie)

In all his time in the leage he has never once been ranked at what FI call "below replacement value"

 

And went onto say that JC has been scapegoated by many Skins fans but he really should not be, without even factoring in the poor protection he receives Campbell is having an Above League Average Season and is far superior to both Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez (and dont forget if we had traded for either fo them, we would have had no 1st RD picks for 2 years with which to bolster our Offensive Line)

 

Anyway I know pretty much everyone has made up their mind about JC one way of the other, but just thought it was interesting.




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