Some more Zamora debate on TIFF lead me to dig up an interesting bit of info:
League-wide passing % in the 18-yard box: 43.6
Bobby Zamora's passing % in the 18-yard box: 56.2
That's part of what we mean when we say "defending from the front", right? You may not want your forwards playing near your own goal, but holding possession in dangerous areas does have a ton of value.
I was curious, so I pulled up the league leaders, minimum 30 attempts:
Not bad company. Like many others have said, he does everything but score. If he scored a few more goals, he'd be a £20m striker.