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Is it True? Joe Flacco has the most fumbles in the NFL?


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#1 Militant X 1

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

This is a sincere question for the stats guys in here and NOT a shred Joe Flacco thread.

 

I just heard on ESPN2 that since 2010, Michael Vick has the second most fumbles (36) in the NFL only behind Joe Flacco (37).

 

Is that true?

 

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:15 AM

He's improved, a lot with his ball security. It seemed like he was guaranteed to lose at least 1 his first 3 years to any team that safety blitzed. Something that really use to anger me cause it seemed to always happen at the worst possible time in games. Didnt know he held the record though. Good job Joe.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

Yes, he's got 37 since 2010, if they played the same number of games Vick would be 'winning' in a landslide. Vick missed 22 games since 2010, which doesn't include when he was benchwarming.

 

Some other interesting/funny things

 

Since 2010:

Mark Sanchez has 33 (he didn't play all of 2013)

Roethlisberger has 30 (missed 8 games)

RG3 has 23 (since 2012, missed 4 games)

Philip Rivers has 34

 

Between 2000-2003, Daunte Culpepper had 66 fumbles (and he missed 7 games in that span)

Between 2006-2009, Kurt Warner had 44 fumbles (missed 13 games, benchwarmed for others)

 

Flacco's gotten better at ball security but needs to improve it, still.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

I can't honestly say I'm surprised. The Ravens had a pass poor offensive line for the most part and were running a vertical offense. That's not a good recipe for no fumbles.
I bet Manning doesn't have many in Denver because of stellar offensive line play and a very quick strike offense
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

Wow I knew he was really bad at securing the football, something I know he has worked at and gotten better, but man the worst in the NFL huh? That's a pretty bad achievement, however, I know he is one of the most hit and sacked QB's too, so that should be taken into account. This past season, I would be curious to know how many he had vs, previous, because I feel like he has improved a lot over previous seasons.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

Not surprising.
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

He's never had double digit fumbles in those seasons, but has like 8-9 per season.  The number is slightly misleading though, because Joe has started 16 games the last 4 years, while some of the other "leaders" on those lists - Vick, McCoy, McNabb, Garrard, Cutler, RGIII - haven't.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

He's never had double digit fumbles in those seasons, but has like 8-9 per season.  The number is slightly misleading though, because Joe has started 16 games the last 4 years, while some of the other "leaders" on those lists - Vick, McCoy, McNabb, Garrard, Cutler, RGIII - haven't.


Very true, his 'fumble rate' isn't as poor as the total implies.
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

We have never had a GREAT offensive line so its a no brainer. We have had pieces to a great O-line over the years like Marshal Yanda, Ben Grubbs, a healthy Jared Gaither and an in shape and hard working Bryant McKinnie. But since JO left we have not had much success at finding a long term answer to protect Joe's bind side.

 

Michael Vick LOSES more fumbles though...he gets  hit so hard he doesnt even bother to go after the ball and just lays there hahaha Atleast Flacco fights for some.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Well when your offensive line is giving up 50 sacks a year your quarterback is gonna fumble.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

We have never had a GREAT offensive line so its a no brainer. We have had pieces to a great O-line over the years like Marshal Yanda, Ben Grubbs, a healthy Jared Gaither and an in shape and hard working Bryant McKinnie. But since JO left we have not had much success at finding a long term answer to protect Joe's bind side.

 

Michael Vick LOSES more fumbles though...he gets  hit so hard he doesnt even bother to go after the ball and just lays there hahaha Atleast Flacco fights for some.

 

And again, when comparing Vick to Flacco, Flacco has started 64 games over the last 4 years, while Vick's only started 41.  And Joe has 37 fumbles, while Vick has 35, in that time span.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:05 PM

And again, when comparing Vick to Flacco, Flacco has started 64 games over the last 4 years, while Vick's only started 41.  And Joe has 37 fumbles, while Vick has 35, in that time span.

I know...Vick  lead the league in overall turnovers (fumbles being a large portion) and lost his starting gig because of it. They would highlight throughout the weeks leading up to games that the Eagles brass would do EVERYTHING possible to promote better ball protection from Vick...he would walk around practice every day with the ball in his hands and everyone would try and knock it out. And still with all that practice Vick would fumble the first chance he got on Sunday haha


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

Yes, he's got 37 since 2010, if they played the same number of games Vick would be 'winning' in a landslide. Vick missed 22 games since 2010, which doesn't include when he was benchwarming.

 

Some other interesting/funny things

 

Since 2010:

Mark Sanchez has 33 (he didn't play all of 2013)

Roethlisberger has 30 (missed 8 games)

RG3 has 23 (since 2012, missed 4 games)

Philip Rivers has 34

 

Between 2000-2003, Daunte Culpepper had 66 fumbles (and he missed 7 games in that span)

Between 2006-2009, Kurt Warner had 44 fumbles (missed 13 games, benchwarmed for others)

 

Flacco's gotten better at ball security but needs to improve it, still.

 

All good. Flacco has more SB MVP's than everyone on that list combined!


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

All good. Flacco has more SB MVP's than everyone on that list combined!

Didnt Warner win MVP?

Also, last year was the first year the o line was real bad. Its not always the o lines fault. Some of it is coverages and playcalling, while some of it is Joe just takes too long to get rid of the ball sometimes. Which reminds me, does anyone have the numbers for his fumbles this season. Considering the constant pressure, he didn't seem to fumble too much this season.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

Why am not surprised..

Oh, and he is also the highest paid player in NFL this year.

 

(wrong, cutler is  flacco total cap isnt even close to top 5 in NFL)


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

These kinds of stats are always so misleading.   Flacco has had one of the worst offensive lines in football, his offensive coordinators have installed some of the slowest developing routes for the passing plays (along with a receiving corps that in general has never been adept at gaining significant separation in the first place), forcing Flacco to sit in a volatile pocket for longer periods of time, and then you also have to consider that sometimes a fumble is registered to a QB's stat sheet even though it might have been a bad snap or a botched handoff that wasn't the QB's fault (thus muddying the waters of how valuable the stat can be when you can never be sure who is actually at fault unless you watch the tape of every snap and make judgment calls and modify the stat sheets accordingly).  And finally he is one of only 6 players to play in all 64 regular season games in that span.  The other guys are:  Brady, Brees, Rivers, Ryan, and Eli Manning.  Nobody else has played in more than 57 games.

 

When you have a bad offensive line, an offense that *requires you* to hold onto the ball forever on passing plays, and you haven't missed a game when most other players in the league have missed plenty of games... it is very easy to lead the league in fumbles.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

These kinds of stats are always so misleading. Flacco has had one of the worst offensive lines in football, his offensive coordinators have installed some of the slowest developing routes for the passing plays (along with a receiving corps that in general has never been adept at gaining significant separation in the first place), forcing Flacco to sit in a volatile pocket for longer periods of time, and then you also have to consider that sometimes a fumble is registered to a QB's stat sheet even though it might have been a bad snap or a botched handoff that wasn't the QB's fault (thus muddying the waters of how valuable the stat can be when you can never be sure who is actually at fault unless you watch the tape of every snap and make judgment calls and modify the stat sheets accordingly). And finally he is one of only 6 players to play in all 64 regular season games in that span. The other guys are: Brady, Brees, Rivers, Ryan, and Eli Manning. Nobody else has played in more than 57 games.

When you have a bad offensive line, an offense that *requires you* to hold onto the ball forever on passing plays, and you haven't missed a game when most other players in the league have missed plenty of games... it is very easy to lead the league in fumbles.


That's an exaggeration and you know it. Flacco had a bad line last year. The years before that were more than substantial. We spent a lot of money keeping flacco protected over the years.

Aaron Rodgers easily had a much worse lineman for years and yet his not a fumbler.
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

What bothered me most about Joe last year were his 22 interceptions. He was consistently throwing 10 or 12 interceptions per regular season before last year. Blame his line, lack of run game, and receivers if you want, but 22 is an awful lot. Hopefully he gets back to his 10-12 this year, or even has his first single digit interception season. With his fumbles and interceptions, Joe has to secure the ball better. 


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

That's an exaggeration and you know it. Flacco had a bad line last year. The years before that were more than substantial. We spent a lot of money keeping flacco protected over the years.

Aaron Rodgers easily had a much worse lineman for years and yet his not a fumbler.


In Flaccos defense, Rodgers is the best qb in the league. Accurate, strong arm, smart, great pocket awareness and mobile. Damn you Kyle Boller. I blame you for us not drafting him.
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

Pretty sure it would be difficult to hold onto your marbles let a lone a football when a 6 foot 6, 350lb lineman is landing on your chest.


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