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papz 02-03-2012 06:27 PM

Collins top rated lead blocker in league
 
Saints FB Jed Collins finished the 2011 season as Pro Football Focus' top-rated lead blocker in the league.

Collins is best known to fantasy leaguers for vulturing four short-yardage touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving) from Mark Ingram et al, but he was a battering ram for New Orleans. The Saints' team yards-per-carry average leaped from 4.0 (22nd in the NFL) in 2010 to 4.9 (fourth) in 2011. In terms of all-around performance, Pro Football Focus rated only Vonta Leach higher among fullbacks. Leach got an All-Pro nod. Collins got nada.

Source: Pro Football Focus

ChrisXVI 02-03-2012 07:19 PM

I love Jed Collins. This guy showed his potential right off the bat. I love the fact that the Saints are a pass first team but we have a severely underrated fullback who will only continue to bolster our running game. Not to mention the fact that he has proven to be a receiving threat... as much as a fullback can be.

QBREES9 02-03-2012 07:48 PM

Big Fan of Jed Collins. This great to see.

Danno 02-03-2012 10:00 PM

Jedidiah Gabriel Collins

Jedidiah... that just sounds really cool, and any name you can spell Jedi with is obviously superior to all others.

Euphoria 02-03-2012 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 375635)
Jedidiah Gabriel Collins

Jedidiah... that just sounds really cool, and any name you can spell Jedi with is obviously superior to all others.

LMAO ok that is great!!!

dizzle88 02-04-2012 06:19 AM

Monday night football when they introduce themselves in the starting lineup

I thought who is jedidiah? Then I watched the dude block and man.....remember when we thought Heath Evans was the FB for the future, Jed is the man

FinSaint 02-04-2012 08:53 AM

I admit that after pre-season I thought they would just go with Hall playing both the FB and in the ST unit, and only use 1 roster spot for a FB.

Also, I thought that they should've tried to sign Vonta Leach, who openly stated in an interview that he wanted to come to NO. Of course, I don't know if they tried to sign him, but found his price tag too high.

I didn't think Collins would end up being as good as he was with the background he had of being shown the door all around the NFL - so I have to admit I was wrong about that.

But, I still think that Leach is a much better run blocking FB than Collins, and with a weaker O-Line to work with - he wouldn't have had the season he did.

Ashley 02-04-2012 10:50 AM

I was very pleased with his performance. I'm a big fan of him now

UK_WhoDat 02-05-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 375635)
Jedidiah Gabriel Collins

Jedidiah... that just sounds really cool, and any name you can spell Jedi with is obviously superior to all others.

:bng:


C G
Jed, Jed, Jed, Jedidiah.

G B C
Jed, Jed, Jed, Jedidiah

de-de-de-de-de-de-dehhhhh

Rugby Saint II 02-05-2012 03:19 PM

The man knows how to open holes.......I'd like to party with him sometime.


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