Linval Joseph Justifies The Giants' Faith In Him

Linval Joseph (97) of the New York Giants looks on against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

The New York Giants drafted Linval Joseph out of East Carolina in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft they were hoping the massive 6-foot-4, 328-pound defensive tackle would turn into a run-stuffing force in the middle of their defense.

There was some concern in the fan base when Joseph barely played as a rookie, getting in on only 63 snaps and making eight tackles. In 2011, however, Joseph blossomed/ He statred 15 games after Barry Cofield left via free agency, made 49 tackles and had two sacks.

How good was Joseph against the run? Pro Football Focus ranked him fifth in the league among defensive tackles in its 'Run Stop Percentage' statistic. The Run Stop Percentage stat determines the number of times a defender has caused an offensive failure as a percentage of how many plays he is in on run defense. By PFF's calculations Joseph did that 8.7 percent of the time, the same number as New England's Vince Wilfork.

You might also want to know that out of the 46 defensive tackles who played at least 200 snaps in run defense the aforementioned Cofield placed 45th in the league in Run Stop Percentage, making such plays just 2.8 percent of the time.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker