Brodney Pool has been a welcome addition to Rex Ryan’s defense. In wake of Kerry Rhodes, Pool has replaced Rhodes’s spot with toughness and grit, something Rex Ryan covets from both safety positions. Pool is a quick study and took to Ryan’s defense immediately. He’s a heady safety and has a nose for the football. Pool was a bright spot on the Cleveland Brown defense. Browns fans still feel he was a guy that got away and who could argue? Pool will only get better putting another year in this system.
Mikell’s been an underrated guy for a couple years, but he really impressed in 2010. STATS, Inc’s metrics had him with the lowest Burn Rate (26 burns in 57 targets) among safeties with at least 50 passes thrown their way. Mikell gave up just three touchdowns on all those targets, and no safety on that 50-plus target list had more passes defensed that Mikell’s 15. Pool added his contributions to Rex Ryan’s dominant defense with some amazing stats of his own. In 30 targeted passes, Pool allowed just 13 completions, racked up 11 passes defensed, and allowed no touchdowns at all. Mikell was also great against the run, ranking in the top 10 in Run Stop Rate among safeties.
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