Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns (20.1 percent): It didn’t take long for Coleman to assimilate back into the Browns’ offense, as he posted six catches for 80 yards on 11 targets, an impressive line in his first game since Week 2 and especially against an incredible Jaguars secondary.
After the Eagles finished last season a lackluster 7-9, Roseman was on the hot seat, but he was granted another year because he had a coach and quarterback in their rookie seasons. Now, Wentz is blossoming and leading the team’s dramatic change in fortune. The Eagles are coming off their bye week at 8-1, the best record in the NFL.
It’s not fair or fun to bury Peterman, who was rushed onto an NFL field long before he was ready. The coaches who buried Taylor by knocking him for projected skills Peterman clearly doesn’t yet have deserve the blame for lighting their quarterback room on fire. Even worse, McDermott didn’t regret the decision after the game, chalking the result up to a bad outcome as opposed to a wrong call.
He rated at minus-7 defensive runs saved in 2017 — that’s seven runs below average. He rated minus-6 in 2016 and plus-1 in 2015. That’s one system. UZR graded him at minus-0.3 runs in 2017, minus-8.4 in 2016 and plus-1.0 in 2015.
Taylor also supposedly missed open receivers in the flow of the offense, which is true of every quarterback in the league and would be reflected in his impressive statistics if it were truly a hindrance. (And these were the best of what were admittedly some truly bad arguments.)
Hosmer is or isn’t a good defensive first baseman. Maybe you like defensive metrics or maybe you don’t, but the metrics almost always match the reputation of a player. Those with good defensive reputations usually rate well in the metrics.