Harrison Smith is even better than you think

A forum for the hard core Minnesota Vikings fan. Discuss upcoming games, opponents, trades, draft or what ever is on the minds of Viking fans!

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24447
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:12 pm

Excellent article showing just how dominant Harrison was/is this season.
Just to be clear, that’s not normal. Earl Thomas, arguably the best coverage safety in the NFL, had a passer rating allowed of 80.9 this season. Smith was four-times better than that. Throwing the ball into the dirt on every snap would grant a quarterback a passer rating of 39.6. And yet that would still be nearly twice as good as throwing the ball at Harrison Smith. Last season, Xavier Rhodes had the best passer rating allowed of any cornerback in the NFL, with a passer rating allowed of 47.0. Harrison Smith’s 2017 passer rating allowed is less than half of that. A.J. Bouye just completed a historic season where he surrendered a passer rating allowed of just 31.6, the lowest figure among cornerbacks. Harrison Smith beat that figure by nearly ten points.
https://purpleptsd.com/no-matter-how-go ... ink-he-is/
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

User avatar
Maelstrom88
Transition Player
Posts: 369
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:38 am

Re: Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by Maelstrom88 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:15 pm

Not good enough for the Glamorous Pro Bowl though.
Offseason Goal: Draft durable, tough, intelligent offensive lineman who are dependable technicians and avoid penalties aka drive killers.

User avatar
J. Kapp 11
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6908
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:57 pm

Re: Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:02 pm

Really good read. Thanks for uncovering it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Image
Go ahead. I dare you.
Underestimate this man.

User avatar
S197
Fenrir
Posts: 11228
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:28 pm
Location: Hawaii

Re: Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by S197 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:40 pm

No surprise, Smith is on the PFF All-Pro Team.

User avatar
PacificNorseWest
Career Elite Player
Posts: 2360
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:10 am
Location: Seattle, Wa

Re: Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:07 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Really good read. Thanks for uncovering it.

John_Viveiros
Career Elite Player
Posts: 2449
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:55 pm
Location: Olympia, Washington

Re: Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by John_Viveiros » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:15 am

PFF posted a tweet that says that Harrison Smith had the best season they have ever seen for a safety in their 12 year history. I know there are some caveats with their grading, but I don't think many of us would disagree with them on this point.

This is the image that came with the tweet:
Image

tzinc
Rookie
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:42 pm

Re: Harrison Smith is even better than you think

Post by tzinc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:33 pm

this guy should be the Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL
amazing

Post Reply