If you are of the analytic mind then you love some Pro Football Focus so when they put out a roster ranking for ESPN you are likely to think it's legit. Would you still think that way when they rate the Arizona Cardinals as the worst in the NFL? That's exactly what happened.
Their biggest weakness? the O-Line:
"The Cardinals ranked 32nd in pass blocking (55.8) last season and allowed a whopping 218 total pressures (34 sacks, 42 hits and 142 hurries) on 563 pass-blocking snaps."
Their biggest strength? tackling
"The Cardinals didn't have many strengths last season, but they did tackle well. As a team, Arizona earned a tackling grade of 82.5, ranking 10th in the NFL. Led by edge defender Chandler Jones -- who missed only three tackles last year -- the Cardinals' defense can at least take pride in excelling at one of the most fundamental aspects of the game."
A couple things to take away from their ranking and rating of the roster:
1) The entire starting offensive line are rated as "below average"
2) The highest rated player is Patrick Peterson, who will miss the first six games in 2019
3) Only nine players even meet the "average" criteria
If you are a Cardinals fan none of these three things should excite you for 2019. Do you put any merits in to a rating where its tough to put a rating on a roster full of so many rookies including you're number one overall pick?
We discussed the merits of the rating on Wednesday's show.