Zero2Cool
2 months ago

The big-bodied back is getting the hard yards in Green Bay.

The Packers  have gotten precious little from the few offensive veterans on this year’s team. David Bakhtiari played all of one game this year. Aaron Jones has played more than that, but he’s rarely been truly healthy and is currently working through yet another notable injury. Elgton Jenkins has recently regained his form but started off slowly this year.


AJ Dillon, likewise, came out of the gates a little bit slowly, but amid the Packers’ recent resurgence, he’s been one of their most reliable players.


Spectacular? No, but he’s been a steady producer on an offense where consistency has been in short supply for big swaths of the season.


Like a lot of the team, Dillon’s future is murky. In a contract year, it’s possible he’ll be in a different uniform next season. But for now, he’s grinding out the tough yards that have kept the offense ticking along during its recent resurgence.


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Dillon started this season at a pretty underwhelming pace, but he’s come on strong as the season has worn on.


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The stereotype of the big-bodied back being his best in the cold seems to be proving true in Dillon.


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The national media is paying attention to what’s been going on in Green Bay.


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AJ Dillon has been really good the last several games. I'd say as far back as Raiders yeah?
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beast
2 months ago

AJ Dillon has been really good the last several games. I'd say as far back as Raiders yeah?

Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 


He's averaged less than 3.2 yards in 3 of the 7 games since the Raiders game (or 3 of 8 if you include the Raiders game). And it's not just him, but his less than good run blocking too.

I think he's certainly improved, both as a runner and a threat as a receiver. But I don't want to call his play "very good" yet. But certainly improvement is good!

That being said, I checked PFF and they agree with you.

Of RBs with at least 20% of the maximum number of (158) attempts during since week 5... RB Dillon is ranked 12th RB in all around grade.


1 Christian McCaffrey 49ers
2 Derrick Henry Titans
3 David Montgomery Lions
4 Kyren Williams Rams
5 Jaylen Warren Steelers
6 Craig Reynolds Lions
7 Jaleel McLaughlin Broncos
8 Antonio Gibson Commanders
9 Raheem Mostert Dolphins
10 D'Onta Foreman Bears
11 Royce Freeman Rams
12 AJ Dillon Packers
13 Isiah Pacheco Chiefs
14 Emari Demercado Cardinals
14 Jahmyr Gibbs Lions


If you're counting, that's 3 Lions RBs and 2 Rams RBs in the top 15. Of that list, all of them are averaging at least 4.2 yards, except Dillon whom is at 3.8 yards.

If you look at purely running, Dillon is 18th, so he's doing it more by being versatile than just running.

Dillon has the 26th best RB pass blocking grade.
And the 7th best RB receiving grade during this period. (Note 20% of whatever PFF maximum was in place for all of these).





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Zero2Cool
2 months ago
I think he's been really good. He seems more decisive hitting the hole. Fighting for plus yards. Not getting knocked backwards as much. That's the kind of stuff I like from my RB.

You add no fumbling and good pass protection and that's all I need from my RB in today's football.
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Zero2Cool (24-Feb) : Which came off like he's not ready
Zero2Cool (24-Feb) : Last I recall hearing was from GM who said he was "in the process"
Martha Careful (24-Feb) : Are there any relatively current reports on whether Bakhtiari is going to be ready to play?
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Martha Careful (18-Feb) : DH, 10.4 I agree. Z2C IIRC they could sign later, but lose ability to adjust void years/dead cap
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