Maroney rushing on first down; Meriweather's hands

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  1. Tunescribe

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    I looked for stats on this but couldn't find it: What is Maroney's rushing average on first down? It seems like most times he runs the ball on first down it's 2 yards, then he leaves the game and Brady's back in the shotgun on the next play.

    Also, how many sure interceptions has Meriweather dropped?

    Just a couple nitpicking thoughts to warm the heart on Christmas Eve. :singing:
  2. ctpatsfan77

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    I can't give you that number, but I can give you something. Football Outsiders uses a measure called Success Rate ("A measure of running back consistency based on the percentage of carries where the player gains 40% of needed yards on first down, 60% of needed yards on second down, or 100% of needed yards on third or fourth down.").

    Maroney has a success rate of 59%--the second-highest number in the league.
  3. ^^^ Whoopdy Friggin Doooo :bricks:
  4. j00fek

    j00fek Banned

    does it really matter how many balls he dropped? the kid looked good in coverage and made some great hits.
  5. Joker

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    Meriweather's hands ain't nit-pickin', Tunes..they are stones...guess that's why he's a D player
  6. Tunescribe

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    That's impressive.
  7. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Didn't Asante have bad hands in his first couple years?

    I think Merriweather still gets so jacked up that the game is moving pretty fast mentally and he ends up dropping it.

    I think he has been coming along. it was huge that Baker and Jackson got cut... that was a huge show of confidence for Merriweather.

    He's gonna get alot better next season and thereafter
  8. Joker

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    He's gonna get alot better next season and thereafter

    sure looks like fact,he should have an impact at dime in the playoffs
  9. BelichickFan

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