Leading this team in sacks holds the same weight as leading this team in TD receptions. I personally would not list CJ as a core player, but that is my opinion. If we had a better option at that position, I bet he would go back to a situational player like he was before. Just my two cents.
Are you serious?!
Charles Johnson in 10 starts (pre-Browns game)
*578 snaps (273 against run plays, 288 against pass plays, 17 plays in coverage)
*33 Tackles - 2nd amongst 4-3 DE's in NFL
*5 sacks - Tied 18th amongst 4-3 DE's in NFL
*3 QB Hits - Tied 36th amongst 4-3 DE's in NFL
*33 QB Pressures - 6th amongst 4-3 DE's in NFL
*32 Defensive Stops - 2nd amongst 4-3 DE's in NFL
*1 Batted Pass - Tied 14th amongst 4-3 DE's in NFL
His cumulative pass rush amounts to generating pressure once every 7 pass plays, which is 8th in the NFL for 4-3 DE's (14.2% of his pass rushes results in pressure).
What this is essentially saying is that he is playing in the top 10 of 4-3 De's when pass rushing AND in the top 10 when playing the run. Combined he is having one of the most complete seasons for a 4-3 De in the NFL.
The sad thing is he is constantly beating his blocker, but due to lack of pressure across the rest of the line, when he forces the QB to move there is no one taking advantage of this. If we can get any form of consistent pressure from the RE spot or the DT position, then Johnson's pressure will either result in him completing more sacks as the QB has no where to move, or someone else taking advantage of his good play.
Note - Pressures constitute forcing the QB to move in the pocket, however this does not count when the QB simply 'steps up' into the pocket
Edited by Urrymonster, 01 December 2010 - 07:16 AM.