Maxx Crosby

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  1. Don Wassall

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    I expected Sam Hubbard to have a huge breakout second season in 2019, and he has, but Maxx Crosby is already a star as a rookie.

    In Week 11 Crosby was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after becoming just the second rookie since 1988 to record four sacks in a game.
     
  2. Bucky

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    Madd Maxx has been a terror for The Raiders! Outstanding start to his career, this is just the start.
     
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  4. Leonardfan

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    Crosby has “flashed” anytime I have watched the Raiders. He is a fun player to watch.

    I have to give Mayock and Gruden credit for their draft class. Hopefully they follow it up with a similar draft class in 2020.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    Raiders DE Maxx Crosby snubbed for spot on PFWA All-Rookie team

    by Levi Damien

    There may not be a better story among this year’s rookie class than that of Maxx Crosby. He was a 4th round pick out of Eastern Michigan who finished the year boasting numbers that have him in the conversation for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Or at least making an All-Rookie team.

    The first of those All-Rookie teams was released Tuesday with the Pro Football Writers Association putting out theirs. Josh Jacobs was there. He was named their Offensive Rookie of the Year. Notably absent was Crosby.

    Crosby has the misfortune of playing the same position as Nick Bosa, who had a rookie record 80 pressures this season. Even with fewer sacks (9.0) than Crosby (10.0) those pressure numbers are hard to deny. Bosa was named the PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year.

    There are two DE spots on the PFWA team though, so Crosby would seem to have had a decent shot at the other one. He was passed over in favor of Josh Allen.

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    On one hand, it’s impressive for a 4th round pick to be going toe-to-toe with the 2nd overall pick (Bosa) and the 7th overall pick (Allen). On the other hand, Crosby is a better overall player than Allen.

    Allen had only slightly better pressure numbers. He had 10.5 sacks to Crosby’s 10.0, 22 QB hits to Crosby’s 14, and 49 pressures to Crosby’s 45. But Crosby blows him out of the water in every other statistical category.

    Crosby has more tackles (46) than Allen (44), five more tackles for loss (16), eight more run stops (23), two more forced fumbles (4), and four pass breakups while Allen had none. By the fifth game of the season, Crosby had proven he was an every-down defensive end. Allen was never given those responsibilities.

    So, if you’re thinking Crosby deserved the nod over Allen, you have a legit gripe. Playing the position shouldn’t be just about how many times you can get to the quarterback.

    https://raiderswire.usatoday.com/20...sby-snubbed-for-spot-on-pfwa-all-rookie-team/
     
  6. Freethinker

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    It’s nice to see an article strongly advocating for Crosby using the Player A to Player B type comparison we often use on CF. Makes it clear for the casual fan or dwf to see.

    However, I do have to say that the writer is coming from the perspective of a Raider’s fan site. If Josh Allen was on Oakland and Maxx Crosby on Jacksonville, would the article take a different direction? I can see the headline: Why Josh Allen Deserves his Spot on the All-Rookie Team Despite What the Stats Say.
     
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    Here's a highlight video of Crosby's first year. He's fast and quick and will be a long time star in the NFL. Also the video has decent football music instead of low quality rap.

     
  8. Don Wassall

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    Crosby had a terrific rookie year and I can't wait to see how he builds on it this season. Here's a highlight reel (the one in the post above is no longer available). It has to be watched on YouTube:

     
  9. The Hock

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    Nice highlights of Crosby. He is just relentless. A real draft steal. As was Hunter Renfro. Imagine that, the Raiders get two white impact players in the same draft.

    Would never have happened under Del Rio.
     

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