Nothing like a good debate in the dead space of the offseason.
...overrated RB Jones Drew... (-Piojocuau)
Overrated? What? MJD is awesome. I’d take him over Addai in a heartbeat. (-KingRichard)
I hate the term over(under)rated, so I'll just look at KR's, more concrete, statement.
|Back||Carries||Yards||YPC||Fumb||DYAR||DVOA||Rec||RecYds||Total TDs||RecDYAR||RecDVOA||Total DYAR|
||38 (30th)||-2.1% (35th)||314|
||126 (9th)||16.7% (15th)||333|
|07-Addai||261||1,072||4.1||0||222 (5th)||11.1% (17th)
||25||206||7||40 (29th)||5.2% (22nd)||74|
||62||565||14||223 (1st)||43.7% (4th)||322|
Addai has been a more effiecent runner on significantly more carries, but MJD has been so tremendously valuable as a receiver he overcomes the running deficit and more in total DYAR. Their rookie seasons were pretty even, Addai had a clearly better 2007 and 2008 slanted way over to MJD.
One subjective thing I will point out in the receiving numbers is that usage is a factor in RB receiving numbers. Addai is rarely a primary option in the passing game, while MJD is the primier threat in the Jags passing game. Addai usually gets dumpoffs that don't have much of a chance to gain a lot of effective yards. MJD is deliberately put into position to succeed as a pass catcher.
Can MJD handle an increased workload? Is Addai ever going to be the great back he was in the first 1 1/2 seasons of his career again? The Addai-MJD case is still wide open.