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Matt Leinart's Runningbacks


I've been thinking about this subject that I'm about to blog about, for awhile, and haven't seen anyone else touch on this. There are a lot doubters about our upcoming starting quarterback, and to them I say this, welcome to Leinart's first season with a good running game at his arsenal.

 

Below are Leinart's stats with none other than mister Saints, Reggie Bush.

ouch!!


MATT LEINART STATS Passing Rushing
Statistics Att Comp Pct Yds TD Int Rating   Att Yds Avg TD  
2005 431 283 65.7 3,815 28 8 157.7   51 36 0.7 6  
2004 412 269 65.3 3,322 33 6 156.5   49 -44 -0.9 3  

 

REGGIE BUSH STATS Receiving Rushing
Statistics No Yds Avg TD   Att Yds Avg TD  
2005 37 478 12.9 2   200 1,740 8.7 16  
2004 43 509 11.8 7   143 908 6.3 6  

 

As you can see above, Matt Leinart's numbers are legendary as are Bush's.

 

Now see below what #7's current counterpart did while he was studying. Mind you Beanhead missed numerous games in 2008 otherwise he could have very well put up even more disgusting numbers in 2008.

 

CHRIS WELLS STATS Receiving Rushing
Statistics No Yds Avg TD   Att Yds Avg TD  
2008 8 47 5.9 0   207 1,197 5.8 8  
2007 5 21 4.2 0   274 1,609 5.9 15  


 

 

Now lets take a look at what Mr. Leinart was given in his rookie season and how he worked with it. I only point out his rookie numbers because, what the doubters fail to realize, was this was the year where he really ever saw the playing field.

 

2006


James

16 games

1159 yds on 337 carries

3.4 a carry

 

Leinart

4-7 W-L record

214/377 for 56.8% completion rate

11-12 TD/INT

 

Not too shabby for a rookie with an aging RB at his side, 3.4 a carry, yikes!! (I blame the line for that 3.4, well maybe 72% line's fault, and 28% for James)

 

Lets compare those rookie numbers to another rookie AZ QB that I loved (and than loathed).

 

Plummer

3-6 W-L record

157/296 for 53% completion rate

15-15 TD/INT

 

 

A smidge better.

 

Have you all picked up what I'm laying down?


 


 

 

Its gonna be a great year!


<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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