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Adrian Wilson is tougher than you

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Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson tore his biceps muscle in training camp. At the time, there was some fear he would miss the season.

Instead, he wound up playing more defensive snaps than any player in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune acquired NFL-generated playing time statistics, which revealed Wilson took the most snaps of any defensive player with 1,134 snaps. (Saints offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod and Carl Nicks led offensive players with 1,152 snaps.)

That leads to two main thoughts. Adrian Wilson is a badass. And why can’t the NFL make these statistics and others like them available to the public?

Biggs dove into the Bears playing time numbers, which revealed Roy Williams had more snaps than any other Chicago wide receiver with 600 snaps. He caught 37 passes for 507 yards.

There’s very little reason to think Williams, a free agent, will play any snaps for the Bears next season.

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15 Responses to “Adrian Wilson is tougher than you”
  1. thatdudewiththemarauder says: Feb 13, 2012 2:59 PM

    I already knew this. Did not have to read this story to confirm that. Thanks anyway.

  2. marvsleezy says: Feb 13, 2012 3:00 PM

    I thought he should have wrapped up more this year on his tackling but I guess I can forgive that now.

  3. tombradyallday says: Feb 13, 2012 3:00 PM

    thats actually pretty impressive to play with anything torn and have to come up and make tackles like he did. props to A.W

  4. nineroutsider says: Feb 13, 2012 3:17 PM

    Dude has been a beast for years, nothing new.

  5. chocolatebaconbutter says: Feb 13, 2012 3:19 PM

    There was a ton of fear out here in Phoenix when this initially happened. It did look like he would miss the whole season. When it was all said and done, most of us had forgot it had even happened by midseason. ADub is a beast.

  6. adantsa says: Feb 13, 2012 3:37 PM

    Wilson is a beast, but that is an amazing stat that 2 Saints OL tied for the lead on the offensive side of the ball, explains even more about their success this season.

  7. bearsrulepackdrool says: Feb 13, 2012 3:48 PM

    Well at least we have the same amount of rings.

  8. mwatts1 says: Feb 13, 2012 3:58 PM

    This past season, Wilson took out a Philly reciever by pulling up and putting his back to the wideout. The reciver hit Wilson and was hurt…. Wilson walked away laughing. That’s TOUGH!

  9. dkrauss93 says: Feb 13, 2012 4:01 PM

    He’s got heart. I’d take him on my team any day

  10. professoressadiesel says: Feb 13, 2012 4:19 PM

    I’m sure he won’t play a snap for the Bears either.

  11. daveloc says: Feb 13, 2012 4:31 PM

    Kam chancellor is tougher and better than you think

  12. bearsrulepackdrool says: Feb 13, 2012 4:50 PM

    Hmm. I wonder if the rest of the NFL reads this.

  13. beauregard says: Feb 13, 2012 5:32 PM

    He’s not just tougher than me, he’s tougher than a great many other NFL players as well.

  14. banfootball4life says: Feb 13, 2012 7:42 PM

    those Roy Williams snaps most of them were as the teams blocking TE and some at RT.

  15. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Feb 13, 2012 9:23 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says: Feb 13, 2012 3:48 PM

    Well at least we have the same amount of rings.


    Huh? Bears 1, Cardinals 0 on SB rings. Not sure what your point was.

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