View Full Version : Charles Johnson....

07-26-2011, 09:52 PM
good player but

wayyyyyyy overpaid.

07-26-2011, 09:54 PM


2010 was the breakout year that we’d be expecting, only with a double dose of red bull. We’d pegged it before the season that Johnson was one to watch if the Panthers would give him the opportunity, but even in our wildest “told you so” moments we didn’t quite see this type of year coming.

Johnson simply obliterated right tackles.

His pass rushing numbers on the year were not just among those of the elite pass rushers, his were best of all. No defensive end had more combined sacks, hits and hurries than the 81 of Johnson and what’s more, he did it consistently throughout the year. We saw some players rack up stats in a few games as they feasted on bad opposition. Johnson just beat everyone. Outside of the opening game against the Giants, he didn’t have a single day with a negative pass rush grade and 11 times he managed an “in the green” grade of +1.0 or (considerably) more.

Take what Johnson was able to do to potential big money free agent Tyson Clabo. The Falcons’ right tackle enjoyed a successful year, especially with his pass protection. In two games against Clay Matthews for example, Clabo surrendered just one pressure to the Defensive Player of the Year candidate. In two games against Charles Johnson (including Week 17 where Johnson spent nearly half of his snaps lined up on the right side or at defensive tackle), Clabo gave up a sack, a hit and six pressures.

07-26-2011, 10:18 PM
there using tyson clabo as an example...lol

07-27-2011, 10:24 AM
there using tyson clabo as an example...lol

so? he's a good OT.

edit, also you have to factor in that if the Panthers didn't sign him, he was all but guaranteed to sign with Atlanta. they paid extra to keep him off a division rival.

worth every penny.