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Both NY Giants Tuck and Kiwanuka Make Top 5 Pass Rushing Productivity Ranking

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Both NY Giants Tuck and Kiwanuka Make Top 5 Pass Rushing Productivity Ranking

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:27 pm

from http://gmenhq.com/2011/07/16/both-giants-tuck-kiwanuka-make-top-5-pass-rushing-productivity-ranking/

Both NY Giants Tuck and Kiwanuka Make Top 5 Pass Rushing Productivity Ranking



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Well, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was right along along. Osi
Umenyiora IS the 3rd best DE on the Giants roster according to a new
report out by Pro Football Focus today.

But this is actually good news and youíll soon see why. The ranking
is an interesting one ó itís not total pressures mind you, another
ranking that Umenyiora did not appear on although Tuck did. Itís Pass Rushing Productivity
ranking which calculates pass rushing snaps divided by QB pressures. In
other words when you lined up to get pressure on 3rd and 4th downs from
2008-2010, did you? The result is pretty amazing for the Giants Ė with Justin Tuck being the #2 overall most productive, and Mathias Kiwanuka ranking #5 a bit further down the list. It includes both DEís and LBís too.

(Click on the image to zoom in)
If youíre looking for a reason for the Giants to re-sign Kiwanuka to a
one year deal even though Umenyiora had a monster 2010 campaign ó this
is it. Kiwanuka has quietly produced more pressures per snap than
virtually every other DE and LB in professional football. Justin Tuck
was even better, nearly the best. For those that want to switch to a
3-4 because you get more sacks ó can it for a second. What does it tell
you about the Giants talent and their 4-3 scheme that out of 5 players,
the Giants have 2 of them as the most productive in the league ó with
Tuck out ranking James Harrison of all people? And Kiwi is only slightly
behind? And Demarcus Ware is down at the bottom of the list at #10?
If it ainít broke, donít fix it.
Aside from that, just imagine that Giants D-line if Kiwi never got
hurt ó wow that would have been something scary. Maybe can happen
though in 2011. Dare to dreamÖ.
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Re: Both NY Giants Tuck and Kiwanuka Make Top 5 Pass Rushing Productivity Ranking

Post  Pizan on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:15 pm

The stats are a bit misleading because they only count 3rd and 4th downs. Either way we knew Tuck was one of the best in the league. Seeing Kiwi as top 5 is a bit surprising but I didn't think he would be any less than top 15.
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Re: Both NY Giants Tuck and Kiwanuka Make Top 5 Pass Rushing Productivity Ranking

Post  Big_Pete on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:52 am

Pizan wrote:The stats are a bit misleading because they only count 3rd and 4th downs. Either way we knew Tuck was one of the best in the league. Seeing Kiwi as top 5 is a bit surprising but I didn't think he would be any less than top 15.

I am a little surprised that Osi isn't on the list. It certainly adds some credence to the idea that Kiwanuka is better than Osi and is arguably better to keep
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:50 am

An interesting topic. It would be nice to see Kiwi make a full recovery and JPP emerge
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