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To start this episode, we get caught up with Eric and Nick and get into the topic of Harrison Smith being snubbed from the NFL.com All-Decade Team.
Nick makes a very compelling argument as to why Harrison Smith is more deserving than Eric Berry and others.
Harrison Smith has played more snaps in the decade than Berry, but nevertheless gave up nine fewer touchdowns (13 v 22), gave up 500 less career yards (1673 v 2153), had seven more interceptions (23 v 16), twice as many pressures (65 v 38), twice as many sacks (14 v 6)...— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) April 6, 2020
Smith has the lower career missed tackle %, 31 more stops (200 to 169), a much lower career passer rating when targeted (59.7% v 87.5%), more forced fumbles, a lower completion % allowed— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) April 6, 2020
Berry did commit one fewer career penalty tho, I'll give you that
Eric defends Tyrann Mathieu based on his impact across multiple teams and then took us down memory lane to let us know which safeties were the best last decade based on WAR
- Eric Weddle
- Jason McCourty
- Earl Thomas
- Harrison Smith
- Malcolm Jenkins
- Glover Quin
- Kam Chancellor
- Reggie Nelson
- Jairus Byrd
- Antoine Bethea
Next up, we discuss tape vs analytics vs PFF and how we can best utilize these resources to maximize our understanding of football. Eric discusses how PFF incorporates the lessons from specialists like Duke Manyweather and Brandon Thorn into their process to create scale.
Lastly Eric and Nick give us their best and worst case scenarios for the Vikings in the opening rounds of the draft.
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