Frank Clark and the Double Team

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Just a very quick post on Frank, so excuse the brevity and sloppiness.

 

I was going to waste my time and review the first 4 games to chart Clark’s snaps to find out how often he’s actually been “double teamed”, but it turned out a twitter user had already done it for all pass plays.

 

I had still seen examples used of him being doubled on run plays as if that was the norm, so I decided to at least chart the full Lions game to include run plays as well.

*Note: pro-football-reference has Frank with 63 snaps. I only have 58 snaps. I was having a few issues with the sites I was using to watch the replay, so I probably missed a few plays. But you get the idea.

Run
Pass
Double
2
4
TE Chip
2
0
RB Chip
1
0
G/C Help
4
2
1v1
19
14
1v1 TE
3
5
Unblocked
0
2
  • 1v1 and 1v1 TE are mutually exclusive, so add them together to get the full 1v1 numbers.
  • My numbers for the Lions game are pretty close to those given by @OShowKCJared
  • The last 3 plays of the game were a bit iffy as they were in prevent/hail Mary D. I still charted 1 RB chip, 1 double, and 1 1v1 on those plays.

I have to assume @OShowKCJared’s numbers are accurate since I got pretty similar numbers

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CHIEFSandSABRES

Interesting. Thank you for posting this.

CJ_Spiller
CJ_Spiller

You’re welcome and thanks for speaking the truth

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go_saleaumua

Looks good and it sheds some light on the double-team situation. Thank you for doing this.

Note that Nate Taylor with the Athletic had different numbers, so I guess my only critique is that these are a little subjective based on the stat taker, so hopefully you and OShowKCJared synced up on your numbers consistently. Or if you get a hot minute you could re-watch and then update this Fanpost (but….that would take a ton of time, so if you didn’t I’d understand why).

Appreciate you getting some research together and attempting to create a discussion, instead of just saying “Clark’s a bum like I figured he’d be, look who signed him, what a waste” (which other have attempted to roll out).

I wonder if his coaching with Daly (different guy than Hurtt, and this front 7 scheme is different than Norton Jr/Carroll’s) isn’t impacting things. Different points of technique getting emphasized….I saw you mentioned possible fatigue on the O/T, are we leaving Clark in more as primary rusher & subbing him less than say, Okafor (who got banged up) and Ogbah? I know we run KPass at several spots, so he’s not merely DE depth anymore.

Me, I love Clark’s attitude, he has a killer resume and I think the mentality to fight through this and work to live up to his billing. I believe in the staff, I believe in the player…I just know the results haven’t always been there yet in ’19