Juqua Parker -- Run Stopper
Posted by Derek
The Eagles have a guy in the top five. No, not Trent Cole. Not Bunkley. Or Patterson.
I think we can officially start questioning the reliability of "stop rate" as a meaningful metric.
Likely issue? It's based entirely on plays where the player had a tackle or assist. Which means all the other plays someone is completely blocked out of the action don't hurt.
Chris Gocong's stop rate must be awesome.
UPDATE: Lest you think I'm guilty of blowing off a stat that doesn't compute with anecdotal recollection -- which would be ironic -- here's your sanity check. Outside runs to the left going nowhere? Check. Outside runs to the right going somewhere? Check as well.