K.C. Joyner, a.k.a. The Football Scientist, wonders.http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedaily ... r-upgrade/
Joyner has graded every snap of both players and concludes Dansby will be an improvement on Ayodele … just how much remains to be seen.
But in an article last Friday in ESPN.com’s Insider section (here’s the link, but you may not be able to read it), Joyner wrote that Dansby historically is only a bit better than Ayodele at stopping the run.
Dansby wins his match-ups at the point of attack at a rate of just 5 percent higher than Ayodele, who won 21-percent of his POA battles in 2009 - a solid number, Joyner said.
The difference might translate to five to eight stops a season.
As Joyner noted in an e-mail exchange, “there is just so much impact an ILB can have on things.”