Devonta Freeman wants to be more ‘disrespectful’ when running

In 2016, Freeman averaged just 2.2 yards after contact per carry, which was near the bottom of the NFL.

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Devonta Freeman wants to be more ‘disrespectful’ when running


  • Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman says he wants “to be more disrespectful this year when I run the football.”
  • His statement likely relates to last season in which Freeman averaged just 2.2 yards after contact per carry, placing him 43rd out of 56 running backs with at least 250 snaps. Freeman’s counterpart on the other hand, Tevin Coleman, averaged 2.7 yards after contact per carry and ranked 16th.
  • Freeman also had less than half of his total rushing yards come after contact. His 46.7 percent of yards after contact percentage ranked 53rd out of the 56 qualifying running backs.

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  • Pff-ft

    Useless stats are useless. Situational stats such as these are so dumb. If he runs a higher average, he’s getting hit later, which means it’s the safeties or linebackers that hit him…and they usually hit harder and stop their opponents. You don’t consider stuff like this in your stats. x)