WestcoastSteve wrote: BASF wrote:
It is interesting how many people say he never made a play on the ball since he always had about the same amount of passes defensed as Shawn Springs.
You totally made that up.
78 games 48 pass defended 2 interceptions
77 games 83 passes defended 20 interceptions
Not made up. Passes defensed is not available before the year 2001, so I am wondering where you came up with your numbers. After 2001 when the stats are actually available Springs had 4 in only 8 games, 12, 11, (with Washington: 12, 10, 9, 15 then became ineffective with age). Jennings from year to year was 6 in spot duty, 12, 12, 5 in spot duty, and 13. I am extremely curious where you found your passes defensed numbers. I also never mentioned interceptions as Jennings was pathetic in that category no matter what corner you try to compare him too.
EDIT: Just found the numbers (I will have to look into why pro football reference doesn't have them) and Springs had one really good season with 21 PD, other than that he had two or three more than Jennings every season. Not that much of a difference as far as knocking the ball down.