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