2009 Projection: Part 2B


In part 2B of this 3-part projection, I will look at how well I expect certain players to perform this season.  I gave their role in this post, and today I will expand on that and give in my opinion, a ballpark guess of the stats they will put up.  Only the skill positions on offense and defense. For defense that means linebacker, cornerback and safety.  So basically no D-Line.  I also didn’t do Special Teams just because it’s so unpredictable what would happen.

Offense

QB Joe Flacco: Last year’s stats: 2,971 yards, 14 TD, 12 INT, 80.3 QB Rating. 2009 projection: 3,000 yards, 18 TD, 10 INT, QB Rating above 85.

HB Willis McGahee: Last year’s stats: 671 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards, 7 TD, 3.9 YPC.  2009 projection: 1,000 plus rushing yards, 250 receiving yards, 7 TD, around 4 YPC.

HB Ray Rice: Last year’s stats: 454 rushing yards, 273 receiving yards, 4.2 YPC, 0 TD. 2009 projection: 750 all-purpose yards, around 4  YPC, over 3 TD.

FB Le’Ron McClain: Last year’s stats: 902 rushing yards, 123 receiving yards, 3.9 YPC 11 total TD. 2009 projection: 500 plus all-purpose yards, 4.5 YPC, 10 TD.

WR Derrick Mason: Last year’s stats: 80 receptions, 1,037 yards, 13 YPC, 5 TD. 2009 projection: 80 receptions, 1,000 plus yards, over 10 YPC, over 5 TD.

WR Mark Clayton: Last year’s stats: 41 receptions, 695 receiving yards, 17 YPC, 81 rushing yards (3 carries), 4 total TD. 2009 projection: 5o receptions, 600 plus all-purpose yards, about 10 YPC, 5 TD.

TE Todd Heap: Last year’s stats: 35 receptions, 403 yards, 11.5 YPC, 3 TD. 2009 projection: 30 receptions, 350 yards, around 10 YPC, 6 TD.

 

Defense

OLB Terrell Suggs: Last year’s stats: 68 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 2 INT, 2 TD. 2009 projection: 70 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 TD.

ILB Ray Lewis: Last year’s stats: 117 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 INT. 2009 projection: 100 plus tackles, 3.0 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FF.

ILB Tavares Gooden/Antwan Barnes: Last year’s combined stats: 19 tackles, 0 sacks. 2009 combined projection: 75 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT.

OLB Jarrett Johnson: Last year’s stats: 57 tackles, 5.0 sacks. 2009 projection: 50 plus tackles, 4.0 sacks, 1 INT, 2 FF, 1 TD.

CB Fabian Washington: Last year’s stats: 31 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 INT, 12 INT yards. 2009 projection: 25 tackles, 4 INT, 40 INT yards.

CB Domonique Foxworth: Last year’s stats (Atlanta): 38 tackles, 1 INT. 2009 projection: 30 tackles, 3 INT, 1 TD.

FS Ed Reed: Last year’s stats: 48 tackles, 1.0 sacks, 11 INT, 340 INT yards, 3 TD. 2009 projection: 40 plus tackles, 2.5 sacks, 8 INT, 250 INT yards, 2 TD, 1 blocked punt.

SS Tom Zbikowski: Last year’s stats: 19 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 INT. 2009 projection: 40 plus tackles, 4.0 sacks, 2 INT, 1 TD.

 

Part 3 will be a prediction about the rest of the NFL.  Should come before the weekend, maybe on the weekend.  The Bears are interested in Brandon Marshall, and it really doesn’t matter because there’s a 99% chance in my opinion, that Marshall will not end up in Charm City.




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