PFF’s Offensive Line Week

| February 25, 2012

Our recent outpouring of offensive line content came in a flurry and you may have missed an article or two, so let this post serve as your starting point for discovering (or re-discovering) the bounty that was Pro Football Focus’ O-Line Week.

We mixed loads of PFF-only numbers with the meanderings of our able-minded analysts and had the pleasure to speak with some of the game’s best big men too … and one of them was even kind enough to write a piece of his own.

Whether you’re already a fan of the trenches or just learning to love the unsung aspects of the game, this set is sure to satisfy your O-line appetite.

 

2011 O-line Rankings

A perennial favorite here at PFF, our review of the 2011 offensive lines counts down from No. 32 to the top unit in this two-part effort.

Ranking the 2011 Offensive Lines, Part 1 by Khaled Elsayed

Ranking the 2011 Offensive Lines, Part 2 by Khaled Elsayed

 

2012 Free Agency

The free agency period is fast approaching, so before the contracts start flying, have a peek at our lists of the top options at each of the line positions–one of them may be the key to your team’s 2012 success.

Ranking the 2012 Free Agents: Centers by Ben Stockwell

Ranking the 2012 Free Agents: Guards by Ben Stockwell

Ranking the 2012 Free Agents: Tackles by Ben Stockwell

 

2011 Pass Blocking Efficiency

Which pass protectors got the job done and which had years to forget? Breaking down the best and worst individual pass-blocking performances from the 2011 season, we offered a look into pressure allowed on a per-snap basis using PBE rating from our Signature Stats.

2011 Pass Blocking Efficiency: Centers and Guards by Khaled Elsayed

2011 Pass Blocking Efficiency: Tackles by Khaled Elsayed

 

Interviews

Some of PFF’s highest-graded linemen stopped in for chats and shared some behind-the-scenes details of life as a lineman.

Interview with Andrew Whitworth, Tackle, Cincinnati Bengals by Sam Monson

Interview with Chris Myers, Center, Houston Texans – Part 1 by Sam Monson (11/23/11)

Interview with Chris Myers, Center, Houston Texans – Part 2 by Sam Monson

 

O-line Thoughts

Two of our top analysts tackle big ideas in this pair of essays. Can teams still register impressive run games behind poor run-blocking lines? Does pressure allowed in the passing game necessarily cripple an offense?

Offensive Line: Toward Fair Evaluation by Sam Monson

Offensive Line: Still the Foundation? by Ben Stockwell

 

Guest Article

Philadelphia’s internet sensation (and our top-rated guard overall in 2011), Evan Mathis, penned a piece for PFF discussing the intricacies of evaluating line play.

O-Line Insight by Evan Mathis, Guard, Philadelphia Eagles

 

 

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