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Silver Minings: Maxx Crosby is a run-stopping star

This dude is the complete package

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Maxx Crosby
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When Maxx Crosby first comes to mind, most people think about his prowess as an elite NFL pass-rusher.

The Las Vegas Raiders’ star fifth-year defensive end is a sack master, after all. Crosby has 37.5 career sacks and he had a career-high 12.5 sacks in 2022. However, Crosby is much more than just a one-trick pony.

He is also extremely strong against the run. A recent tweet by NFL reporter Dov Kleiman shows that Crosby has the third highest run-stop run rate in the NFL among edge defenders since he entered the league. Here are the details:

In short, Crosby is one bad man. He is a complete football player and one of the very best defensive players in the NFL regardless of position.

In other Raiders’ news:

  • Bet time: has a Raiders’ 2023 betting preview.
  • Goodbye Gruden days: According to The Athletic just 15 players on the Raiders’ initial 53-man roster were with the team in 2021. That’s a ton of turnover in two offseasons by the new regime.
  • Patriots’ West: Nine of the players on the Raiders’ initial 53-man roster where in NEw England with the new regime.