Post by captobvious on Aug 8, 2006 14:57:50 GMT -5
Wilt dropped the ball because it was thrown to him. Nobody else threw to their FBs, or they'd match his drops. The primary role of a fullback is to block, whether protecting his passer or clearing lanes for his runner. And the stats don't lie here... Wilt is in a class of his own.
Silver Fox is a halfback masquerading as a fullback. He comes in on third down and gets to pad his stats a little. You can't tell me those third down conversions he got would have failed if you'd left Garcia in the game.
looks like Sharks are going all the way this year...easily
Wilt gets those throws because he is the #2 TE for his team. If you want to reward him for those catches (and those drops), nominate him in the TE thread. Silver Fox gets some 3rd down carries but he is really in on 3rd down because his catch is higher than Garcia's. The vast majority of those yards came on 1st and 2nd down straight up the middle.
If I prove it, will you change your vote? What percentage of yards does Silver Fox need to have obtained on 1st and 2nd relative to third before you'll change your vote? I remember the two big third down conversions you are remembering because they ended up ensuring the Thunder victory. But I think they stand out disproportionately due to their importance. Silver Fox gets lots of unmemorable 3 yard carries.
This is all subjective recollection and its a pain to go through the game threads to figure out the proportion. But if you'll name a threshold at which you'll change your vote, I'll go back and do it.
The phrase you used was "vast majority," so 60% should be an easy target.
Ok, I just searched through the play-by-play threads for Fox and found: 1st down : 13 for 65 2nd down: 0 for 0 3rd down: 3 for 35
Total: 16 for 100, 65% on 1st and 2nd down.
Please let me know once you have changed your vote captobvious!
[there are some missing plays (14 for 35). I have noticed before that announcers sometimes miss Silver Fox's carries. For example, I'll read the whole game thread and not see a single carry for Silver Fox but in the stats, I'll discover that he has 1-2 carries. I think announcers sometimes assume he is Garcia and mistakenly attribute to him.]