Moneyball Update – Week 6

Finally got around to reviewing the Bears game. I decided that as I attempt to try and catch up by the end of the season, I’m going to forgo the playing time earnings for the time being. I’ll go back and do them once I’m all caught up, but they are really tedious to do since I’m making notes of every play on the field for every snap, and it’s very time consuming. So for the time being, these tables will only include players that did actually did something in the game.

This wasn’t the most “polished” of games. The offense really got off to a slow start, particularly Matt Ryan. But things picked up in the second half. Michael Turner had a good game, although the team clearly missed Ovie Mughelli at times during the game. Verron Haynes just wasn’t up to the task of being a lead blocker. Gonzalez and Roddy made some plays, particularly with yards gain after the catch. Jenkins had a really bad game and was a non-factor, dropping two passes, and also having a penalty. The blocking was fairly solid, with most of the mistakes made by backs and tight ends. The Bears were able to get some pressure by blitzing, but the offensive line held strong.

Michael Turner$0$10$1$0$0-$1$10.00
Matt Ryan$7$2$0$0$0$0$10.00
Tony Gonzalez$0$0$6$0$0$0$6.00
Roddy White$0$0$6$0$0$0$6.00
Jason Snelling$0$2$2$0$0$0$4.00
Tyson Clabo$0$0$0$3$0$0$3.00
Eric Weems$0$0$0$0$2$0$2.00
Jerious Norwood$0$2$0$0$0$0$2.00
Todd McClure$0$0$0$2$0$0$2.00
Sam Baker$0$0$0$2$0-$1$1.00
Harvey Dahl$0$0$0$2$0-$1$1.00
Justin Blalock$0$0$0$1$0$0$1.00
Verron Haynes$0$0$0-$1$0$0-$1.00
Michael Jenkins$0$0-$1$0$0-$1-$2.00

Defensively, this was not a good game for the cornerbacks and linebackers. They made a lot of mistakes in coverage. Lofton and Peterson both made plays getting some pressure on the quarterback and making some stops in the backfield, but had their woes in coverage, particularly Lofton. Brian Williams and Chris Houston did not perform well either, giving up some long plays. Williams did break up a pass in the endzone, but it happened to be the play he was hurt on. Chevis Jackson came in, gave up the score, and then later in the game gave up the pass that put the Bears in position to score with only a few seconds left. He didn’t get deep enough on his zone drop on that particularly play. Luckily, Orlando Pace’s false start on the next play killed the Bears momentum, and Cutler missed Desmond Clark for the game-winning touchdown.

But Babineaux was lights out this game, he was really all over the place. He did miss half a tackle, where he and Brent Grimes tried to tackle Garrett Wolfe, but Babineaux didn’t wrap up and knocked Wolfe into Grimes, who missed the tackle. But he forced a fumble, got a QB pressure, batted down a pass, got a sack, and got two tackles for loss, one of which came on a third down.

Jonathan Babineaux$6.5$0$0$6.50
Kroy Biermann$4$1-$1$4.00
John Abraham$2$0$0$2.00
Thomas Johnson$2$0$0$2.00
Jamaal Anderson$1$0$0$1.00
Mike Peterson$1$0$0$1.00
Thomas DeCoud$1$0$0$1.00
Chauncey Davis$1$0$0$1.00
Brian Finneran$1$0$0$1.00
Matt Ryan$1$0$0N/A
Brent Grimes$0.5$0$0$0.50
William Moore$0$0.5$0$0.50
Coy Wire$0$0.5$0$0.50
Erik Coleman$0$0$0$0.00
Lawrence Sidbury$0$0-$1-$1.00
Brian Williams-$2$0$0-$2.00
Curtis Lofton$0$0-$2-$2.00
Chevis Jackson-$3$0$0-$3.00
Chris Houston$1$0-$2-$3.00

Noteworthy Stats from Week 6

Dropped Passes (2): Jenkins
Poor Throws (5): Ryan
QB Pressures Allowed (1): Gonzalez
Missed Blocks (3): Haynes (2), Blalock (1)
QB Pressures (8): Biermann (3), Abraham (2), Babineaux (1), Davis (1), Peterson (1)
Missed Tackles (5): Grimes (1.5), Lofton (1), Peterson (1), DeCoud (1), Babineaux (0.5)

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