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    NFL arrests in this decade

    The San Diego Union Tribune compiled a list of "legal incidents" (ie. greater than a speeding ticket) involving NFL players since 2000. An interesting list to say the least. The Rams infractions were rather modest covering only Little's '04 incident, Byrd (twice), Wroten, & Terrell. But what struck me were the frequency of certain positions. Here's the breakdown by position and incidents:

    QB - 11
    RB - 48
    FB - 4
    WR - 73
    TE - 17
    OC - 1
    OG - 5
    OT - 23
    OL - 18

    DE - 32
    DT - 25
    DL - 13
    LB - 42
    CB - 60
    S - 35
    DB - 11

    K - 6 (Janikowski was 3 of them)
    P - 2 (Sauerbrun was both)

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    So just a couple of notes.....

    Offense - 200
    Defense - 218

    by units
    Skill (QB+RB+WR) - 132
    Lunch pail (FB+TE) - 21
    Fat boys (OL) - 47
    Def. Fat boys (DL) - 70
    'backers (LB) - 42
    Secondary (CB+S+DB) - 106

    What is neat is to see each position as a percentage of incidents as compared to percentage of positions on the field. For example, the 1 QB makes up 4.17% of positions (11 off. + 11 def. + 1 K + 1 P = 24) on the field, but make up only 2.58% of incidents (11 QB incidents / 426 total incidents). So with that in place, here's each position with % of incidents followed by % of positions on the field (variance, of course, for 3-4 vs. 4-3 D)

    QB - 2.58% incidents vs. 4.17% positions
    RB - 11.27% incidents vs. 4.17% positions
    FB - 0.94% incidents vs. 4.17% positions
    WR - 17.14% incidents vs. 8.33% positions
    TE - 3.99% incidents vs. 4.17% positions
    OL - 11.03% incidents vs. 20.83% positions

    DL - 16.43% incidents vs. 14.58% positions
    LB - 9.86% incidents vs. 14.58% positions
    DB - 24.88% incidents vs. 16.67 positions

    K/P - 1.88% incidents vs. 8.33% positions


    So with those numbers in place, we can construct a "good boy" scale based on a comparison of the two percentages (position % - incident %) divided by the number of players at a given unit. So, a large "+" number is a position fit for choir boys. A large "-" number is a position fit for choir boys as well.........assuming that choir is in a maximum security correctional facility. Here goes the "good boy" positional rankings:

    Kicker/Punter = +3.23
    Fullback = +3.23
    O-lineman = +1.96
    Quarterback = +1.59
    Linebacker = +1.35
    Tight End = +0.18

    D-lineman = -0.53
    Def. Back = -2.05
    Wide Receiver = -4.41
    Running Back = -7.10


    The moral of this story........if your daughter brings home a football player, it's okay if he can kick a ball, or block for someone else that has a ball. However, if you throw a ball at him and he catches it.......KICK THAT LITTLE FELON OFF YOUR FRONT LAWN!!!

    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: NFL arrests in this decade

    Former Punt, Pass & Kick participants are safe.

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    Re: NFL arrests in this decade

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Former Punt, Pass & Kick participants are safe.
    Well I'm alright then. I guess it's time to join the NFL.

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