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Old 11-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: BYRON: Let's Talk Negative Plays by the Numbers

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Originally Posted by FanSince72 View Post
Stats only tell you what happened in the past -- they don't predict the future.

Here's a stat for everyone: Leftwich completed 7 passes last night, WHICH EQUALS THE AMOUNT OF PASS ATTEMPTS HE'S HAD IN THE TWO YEARS PRIOR TO LAST NIGHT'S GAME!

So how in God's name can anyone apply statistics to a guy who has thrown all of seven passes in two years and has thrown a grand total of fifty passes in a Steeler uniform (including last night's game) since 2008? The only consistent set of numbers that could possibly apply to Leftwich are at least five years old and those numbers are supposed to mean something?
Well, let me clue you in: the concerns with negative plays center around his long windup and slow delivery. People say it makes him prone for turnovers just based on how it looks. The reason past stats are important are because his throwing motion has NOT CHANGED. And he was NEVER more mobile than he is now. So for that reason the past is a good predictor of the future.
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