On the cutting room floor

By Jon

Two years ago, this man became the highest paid athlete in Buffalo history. Let me repeat that for you:

Derrick f@#$%^& Dockery signed the biggest athletic contract in Buffalo history.

Now he’s gone, and he’s probably better off for it. He wasn’t a terrible player, and he certainly wasn’t a bust of Johnsonian proportions, but the man did not live up to his contract. As I was cruising for stats, I came across the a list (below) that has been posted on a ton of message boards and blogs. Let me say that I can not vouch for it’s validity nor do I know who made it or where it came from, but I think it’s pretty interesting to look at nonetheless.

Sacks allowed by Left Guards (2008)
1. Kris Dielman (Chargers) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
1. Charlie Johnson (Colts) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
1. David Baas (49ers) 0 sacks allowed (9 starts)
4. Carl Nicks (Saints) 0.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)
5. Todd Herremans (Eagles) 0.75 sacks allowed (15 starts)
[…]
17. Justin Blalock (Falcons) 3.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
27. Eric Steinbach (Browns) 3.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
21. Floyd Womack (Seahawks) 3.5 sacks allowed (14 starts)
22. Edwin Mulitalo (Lions) 4.25 sacks allowed (11 starts)
23. Arron Sears (Bucs) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
23. Uche Nwaneri (Jags) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
23. Cory Procter (Cowboys) 4.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
[…]
29. Alan Faneca (Jets) 7.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
31. Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers) 7.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
32. Derrick Dockery (Bills) 8.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)

Ouch. I know, offensive lineman stats are lame and never really tell the full story, but seeing the $49 million man at the bottom of that list makes me want to vomit. Just for kicks, let’s check out the Left Tackles:

Sacks allowed by Left Tackles (2008)
1. Ryan Clady (Broncos) 0.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
2. Michael Roos (Titans) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
3. Tra Thomas (Eagles) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
3. Orlando Pace (Rams) 2.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
5. Jake Long (Dolphins) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
[…]
17. Joe Thomas (Browns) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
17. Branden Albert (Cheifs) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
19. Levi Brown (Bengals) 5.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
20. Mike Gandy (Cardinals) 6.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
21. David Diehl (Giants) 6.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
[…]
30. John St. Clair (Bears) 9.75 sacks allowed (16 starts)
31. Duane Brown (Texans) 11.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
31. Jason Peters (Bills) 11.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)

Maybe Captain Holdout will be next on the cutting room floor. Your Buffalo Bills: Rebuilding since 1999!

One Comment

  1. Jonathan

    Not to nitpick, but I will.

    That is Jason Peters in the picture

    This is Derrick Dockery

    http://prod.static.bills.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/BUF/photos/playerscoaches/Dockery_Derrick(2).jpg

    But Robert Royal got cut, thats cause for celebration!