[s][/s]Will Matthew Stafford fold under pressure?
08. november 2018 kl. 04:01
If you were disappointed with Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance in game one against the Viking’s elite defense Nick Mullens 49ers Jersey , well, Lions fans were disgusted with Matt Stafford’s effort against the somewhat-less-impressive New York Jets. At Pride of Detroit, Jeremy Reisman wrote that:Stafford had four interceptions, and it was far from the first time that has happened. Since he entered the league in 2009, he leads all quarterbacks with five games of four interception each. And he had Calvin Johnson to throw to for most of that time.This brings up a long-running debate: does Stafford fold under pressure? It matters because he can expect to face a lot of pressure Sunday, against a 49ers pass rush finding its stride and facing a Lions offense with no discernible running game and a shaky offensive line. Lions starting right guard T.J. Lang is confirmed out, injured, so the newly effective front line of DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas will be facing the likes of rookie center Frank Ragnow and marginal veteran guard Kenny Wiggins, who wasn’t even good in the preseason.Stafford has faced accusations of folding under pressure since 2012, when Chicago Bears safety Major Wright said:In 2015, he was benched in the second half against Arizona after throwing his third interception of the night, and Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post wrote that:Later that year, the Lions brought in offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, who put in a quick- (and short-) passing offense that limited Stafford turnovers as well as his big plays. Not a mark of great confidence.Of course there are some hometown voices who are more positive. Last year, Ty Schalter of LionsWire emphasized the fact that that in 2017, “Pro Football Focus charted him No. 3 in yards thrown under pressure.” This is true Quarterback Nick Mullens Jersey , but notice that Schalter’s not quoting passer rating under pressure, just total yards.What this statistic is really telling you is that Stafford was under pressure all the time last year, because their offensive line was terrible.A more nuanced take comes directly from PFF, in their Lions preview this year.While they were optimistic about Detroit’s off-season investment in the OL — which hasn’t paid off so far due to injury and the talented Ragnow’s lack of experience — they broke down Stafford’s numbers this way.Their basic point is that, at this point in his career, Stafford isn’t bad under pressure. What he is, is great when he’s NOT under pressure, and mediocre when he’s sweating. I’ve bolded the key parts of this paragraph:There aren’t many quarterbacks who don’t decline when under pressure. Jimmy G might be one of them, but Matt Stafford is definitely not. As long as Robert Saleh and new pass rush coach Chris Kiffin can continue their success in game one, the Niners defense should give Stafford a lot of problems on Sunday.49ers injuries lead to drastic changes in Week 3 snap count The San Francisco 49ers lost Jimmy Garoppolo to a potentially devastating knee injury in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but that was also just one of several notable injuries on both sides of the roster. It reflects extensive in the latest snap count, which is posted below. You can also view the gamebook PDF.The big change obviously was Garoppolo. He went down with a knee injury on what would prove to be the penultimate offensive snap of the game. C.J. Beathard came on for a snap and appeared to throw a touchdown pass to George Kittle. An offensive pass interference call negated it, and while Beathard did not get a pass attempt out of it, he did get the snap.A second problem was in the secondary. Adrian Colbert injured his hip and Richard Sherman injured his calf, and neither returned. Colbert was replaced by D.J. Reed, while Richard Sherman was replaced by Ahkello Witherspoon — Jimmie Ward had started in place of Witherspoon. Of course, Ward then suffered an injury of his own (cramping) and was replaced by Tarvarius Moore. At one point Rookie Nick Mullens Jersey , the 49ers starting secondary was Moore, Witherspoon, Reed, and Antone Exum (starting in place of an inactive Jaquiski Tartt).Sherman is getting an MRI on his calf, and that can be a tricky injury. He had some issues with his heel earlier in the week, and it would not be surprising if this calf injury is related. We’ll find out more with the MRI, but there is a good chance the 49ers will be going further down the depth chart at cornerback.There is some notable non-injury news. Linebacker Malcolm Smith, signed a year and a half ago, finally made his debut for the 49ers. The team went with a new look, playing Smith at SAM over Mark Nzeocha. Smith handled the SAM role exclusively, while Nzeocha was relegated to strictly special teams work. Reuben Foster left the game for one snap when he got the wind knocked out of him, but otherwise, he and Fred Warner were the exclusive starting LB tandem in sub packages.49ers snap count vs. Chiefs, Week 3PlayerOffenseDefenseSTPlayerOffenseDefenseST
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