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 *Cornerbacks : An Ongoing Analysis (1/14)
White Cornerback
 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 05:37 PM
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Cornerbacks, the enigma of the league. Nobody understands whether or not the injection of the NSFL legal anabolic steroid know as TPE actually has an effect on player performance. Other questions include : Why exactly aren't yards allowed tracked on the official league website? Why do cornerbacks seemingly go off for a single game, then lay dormant for the rest of the season?

The creation of this series stemmed from a mutual interest in the performances of cornerbacks that exists far beyond the simple stat sheet. A cornerbacks performance isn't as cut and dry as say a quarterbacks for example. Generally the more TD's and less INT's a quarterback throws will determine how well of a game he had, combined with over variable likes yards thrown for, percentage and strength of team faced. With cornerbacks though, often the most lock down cornerbacks don't actually show up on the stat sheet, the coverage may be so tight that there's no room to throw in, meaning they don't actually have a chance to make a play and end up on the stat sheet in either the form off (tackles, pass deflections or interceptions). So myself and To12143 decided to split up the the NSFL teams via conferences. I would watch every snap from every game in the NSFC and he would watch every game in the ASFC. We decided that whichever two players from each team play the most snaps at corner, they would be watched as any player not marking the #1 or #2 target on a team is out of the discussion. We would track a number of items including:

1) The total yards allowed by a player on coverage.
2) The catches allowed by a single player.
3) The touchdowns allowed by player.


Before getting into the matchups and rankings we must note that the following must be taken into account:

1) Any yards from a CB Blitz in which the ball was thrown to the unmarked receiver were not counted as yards allowed.
2) Tackles made by fellow cornerbacks following a broken coverage assignment did not go down as yards allowed by that cornerback as it wasn't their fault for the initial catch and run.
3) Often because of the limited sim view, many of the plays were rewinded and watched 5 or some even 10 times before being able to figure out just who's assignment a certain player was. As a result human error is always going to be possible, especially with so many overlapping circles.
4) Any player in a different color square is defined as the teams top cornerback.


Let's get into the first week of matchups and who played who.

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The (semi rebuilding) Wraiths faced the Hawks who boast the DB lineup of Darnell Turner and Antoine Delacour. The Wraiths have S2 #1 overall pick Dermot Lavelle and the recently OL converted CB Jogn Floggity.

The reigning Outlaws took on the Otters who have the combo of Marc Spector and Dominic Verns. The Outlaws of course have the game changer known as Franklin Harris Jr. who has just came off a terrific rookie season and Samuel Zhang who was drafted originally as a wide receiver.

The Las Vegas Legion of course boast the newly signed Philippe Carter at cornerback, partnered along side slow burner Timote Shoate. The Liberty have the outspoken LB turner CB Kevin Cushing (Melvin Mushing????) and of course Tyler Oles.

Finally the Yeti's CB corps/corpse consists of S1 veteran Alex Hayden and the unsettling Brice Boggs.

Let's get on to just how good/bad cornerbacks did this week and where they ended up on the rankings.

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Turner tops the ranking at 1st place while only allowing a total of 20 yards and 3 catches in week 1 versing the Wraiths WR combo of Gosh Jarden and Bailey Cook.

Oles starts off strong with only 2 catches allowed and 25 yards having lined up most of the game across from Ross.

Surprisingly Alex Hayden hits the #3 spot with 45 yards allowed from 4 catches despite spending most of the game shadowing Shane Weston.

Phillipe Carter is ranked #4 while only allowing 52 yards and 6 catches while matching the elusive Fox North.

Brice Boggs fills the #5 spot being the first member on our rankings to give up a touchdown, he also allowed 55 yards and 5 catches.

Lights out Benson Bayley is the 6th best with 61 yards allowed from 4 catches granted he spent most of the game on the low ceiling Kendrick Hendrix.

Kevin Cushing allowed 64 yards from 4 catches which earned him the #7 spot on our list. Cushing spent the vast majority of the game on experienced LeClair.

A name unknown by the vast majority of the NSFL universe, Timote Shoate is chock block in the middle of our rankings at 8th place. He had a relatively tough week lining up against the young Budda Browning and as a result allowed 67 yards for 6 catches and 2 touchdowns on various drives.

Not where you'd expect the self proclaimed "lockdown cornerback" of the league to be on our rankings, Lavelle is 9th in the rankings having allowed 73 yards and 6 catches after his time spent tracking Trey Willie.

#10 is the other half of the Baltimore CB corps, Antoine Delacour had a rough game allowing 76 yards for 6 catches against the Wraiths and Gosh Jarden.

#11 is the OL turned CB Jogn Floggity who spent his entire game tracking Stormblessed and allowed 79 yards, 6 catches and a single touchdown. Not bad considering he dropped like 150lbs to play CB.

#12 is the WR turned CB, Samuel Zhang. He had a tough game allowing 93 yards from 6 catches but he also denied a certain touchdown versus the matchup of phelps.

#13 is the first half of the otters, Marc Spector who allowed 105 yards from 5 catches and will certainly have to work on his man to man coverage following his decimation at the hands of Josh Garden.

#14 is Dominic Verns who I'm told plays snaps at CB, LB and S. Verns had a rough time shadowing Dustin Evans and as a result gave up 111 yards, 6 catches and 1 touchdown, a very tough day at the office.

#15 is none other than San Jose's top cornerback, John Canton who had an absolutely terrible day against the Yeti. Canton was lined up against a mix of Brice Boggs (apparently thinks he's Deion Sanders) and occasionally Damian West and allowed 125 yards, the second most of anybody on the list from 9 catches with 1 touchdown. A bad day for all involved.

#16 is none other than S3 Defensive Rookie of the Year Franklin Harris Jr. Harris Jr. was run ragged trying to track Bradley Westfield. 161 yards allowed, 8 catches and 1 touchdown marked a terrible stat line for Harris Jr. and he and everybody else on the Outlaws will hope he can move up this list.

This concludes the 1st part of a 14 part series focused on cornerbacks. Please check back in the near future for part 2!

1218 WORDS - Give 50% of payment to To12143 as we both split the workload evenly. The majority of this work was spent actually watching and rewatching the sims and snaps to make sure we were entirely accurate, I'd argue that I spent anywhere from 2 - 3 hours alone just watching week 1's sims to make sure we were right and took out CB blitzes and tracked the right assignment. Each sim lasts roughly 18 - 22 minutes when watching straight through , not taking into account stop starting and recording stats.




GRADED (Gave a $2,500,000m bonus which will be split by both of you, the equivalent of a tier 5 stat analysis)

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bovovovo
 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 05:42 PM
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This is really, really awesome. Good work

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 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 06:15 PM
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You guys should track how many times the corner is targeted.

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bovovovo
 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE (ErMurazor @ Nov 14 2017, 08:15 PM)
You guys should track how many times the corner is targeted.


Don't think there's any way to accurately do that, right? The sim doesn't show plays that result in incompletions

You'd have to guess based on who was targeted, but some teams switch WRs around based on formation so then you really wouldn't have any good idea

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 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 06:47 PM
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Great article, I think this something that deserves at least the 2 mil statistics max plus maybe a small bonus.

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QUOTE (bovovovo @ Nov 14 2017, 05:23 PM)


Don't think there's any way to accurately do that, right? The sim doesn't show plays that result in incompletions

You'd have to guess based on who was targeted, but some teams switch WRs around based on formation so then you really wouldn't have any good idea


True, it wouldn't be easy. Technically it shows all of the formations and shit though.

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 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE (ErMurazor @ Nov 14 2017, 08:15 PM)
You guys should track how many times the corner is targeted.


If the sim showed who was targeted when it falls incomplete we could, but it doesn't so there is no way in the current iteration

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 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 07:16 PM
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Almost all the yards I allowed were from LeClair, though.

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 Posted: Nov 14 2017, 09:51 PM
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I took a game off, business decision.

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This is amazing

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This will be interesting...

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White Cornerback
 Posted: Nov 15 2017, 01:52 PM
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QUOTE (kckolbe @ Nov 15 2017, 02:16 AM)
Almost all the yards I allowed were from LeClair, though.


Sorry, sometimes I mess up writing.

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White Cornerback
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QUOTE (Sweetwater @ Nov 15 2017, 04:51 AM)
I took a game off, business decision.

" They don't pay me to tackle "

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QUOTE (iamslm22 @ Nov 15 2017, 04:59 AM)
This is amazing


Thank you!

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