Ryan Grant: Redacted
I learned a fancy word a week or so ago from this woman who likes to call herself the “grammar bitch.” And I’ll tell you – she knows grammar. The rest of the description fits, too.
Anyway. Yesterday I said that Ryan Grant had earned his $6 million salary this season. And then I thought “you know, I remember him tearing it up only when the Packers were playing against shitnozzle teams. Maynbe I should look deeper.”
So I did.
Here’s Grant’s numbers, week by week:
- Chicago – 16 carries for 61 yards
- Cincinnati – 14 for 46
- St. Louis – 26 for 99
- Minnesota – 11 for 51
- Detroit – 24 for 90
- Cleveland – 27 for 148
- Minnesota – 10 for 30
- Tamp Bay – 21 for 96
- Dallas – 19 for 79
- San Francisco – 21 for 129
- Detroit – 20 for 61
- Baltimore – 18 for 41
- Chicago – 20 for 137
- Pittsburgh – 8 for 37
- Seattle – 16 for 97
- Arizona – 11 for 51
Notice a trend here? I’m decent at math, but I’m really, really lazy – even so, if you look at the playoff-caliber teams on this schedule? Cincinnati, Minnesota, Arizona, Baltimore, Dallas and even Pittsburgh? Grant’s not exactly striking fear into those defenses.
But when you look at the shitbags? Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Seattle? Grant was awesome.
So I guess, if you’re looking for a guy who can tear it up in the games that shouldn’t matter, Grant’s your guy. But if you want someone that can knock defenders over (and let’s face it, you can’t spell “shimmy and shake” with g-r-a-n-t), Ryan Grant is better served as the mop-up guy.
So I think I’m gonna stand by my season-long assessment of Ryan Grant: overpaid.
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