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Coleman v Franklin

I hope the below charts work correctly.. Here is a comparison of coleman and franklin rushing.   My takeaway is just that.   These are 2 statistically similar running backs.  I would argue Coleman has the slight edge however.   One significant difference however is that fumbling issue.   Coleman has 1 fumble since his freshman season.  Franklin has improved since his freshman year, but he is still bad.  The columns list number of times a carry goes for each distance.  My thought process on categories were no gains and losses are bad, 1-3 doesn't get you a third of a 1st down, 4-9 is solid and will move chains consistently, good runs but not past the 2nd tier defense, and bigger runs.

                          <1     1-3      4-9      10-19     20+      fum   lost      fum%     car       yds       avg          

Coleman 2011       1     7          8            3          2          0        0         0%       21       152     7.24        

Coleman 2010      13   29        27           9         4           1        0         1%       82       487     5.94        

Coleman 2009      11   20        17           4         2           0        0         0%       54       244     4.52        

Coleman 2008      11   19        17           3         3           2        2         4%       53       284     5.36        

total                      36    75       69          19       11         3        2         1%      210     1167    5.56        

Franklin 2011        7     10         9            4         2            1       1         3%      32       209     6.53        

Franklin 2010       34     72       80          20        8           6      4           3%     214    1127     5.27        

Franklin 2009       26     50       35          11        4           9       2          7%     126      566     4.49        

total                       67    132     124        35       14          16      7         4%     372    1902     5.11        

 

                         td       car/td   % 10+      % 20+      % <1        % <0-3

Coleman 2011     2       10.50     24%         10%         5%         38%

Coleman 2010     5       16.40     16%          5%         16%         51%

Coleman 2009     1       54.00     11%          4%         20%         57%

Coleman 2008     2       26.50     11%          6%         21%        57%

total                   10      21.00     14%           5%         17%         53%

Franklin 2011      2        16.00     19%          6%          22%         53%

Franklin 2010      8        26.75     13%          4%          16%         50%

Franklin 2009      5        25.20     12%          3%          21%         60%

total                  15       24.80     13%           4%          18%          53%

coleman td length    avg 11.2 yds                                                                                  

Franklin td length   avg 16.33 yds

 

Although Franklin seems to be more of a home run threat Coleman still enjoys an advantage in pct of carries over 10 yds the last season and 2 games and 20 yds in Franklin's career.  Interestingly the short carry stats are similar as well.   Franklin probably gets thrown for more losses, but the 3 and under carries over their career are identical as a pct at 53.  

My bottom line is you better be Barry Sanders or Adrian Peterson if you can't hold onto the football well.  I believe Neuheisal needs to send a message and not keep letting someone fumble.. especially if they have a backup that can do the job just as well getting half the carries.  

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

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