Yesterday we wanted to remind you of some of our Signature Stats from 2011. Today? Well today we’re going to increase the sample size and break down three years worth of data as we aim to bring a whole new level of context to stats in the NFL.
So below is an explanation of what the stat is, and then links to the relevant positions.
Pass Rushing Productivity
The very first signature stat which made it’s debut all the way back in 2009. We were sick and tired of sack numbers being all that mattered. That doesn’t factor in how much a player rushes the quarterback, or the hits and hurries that impact a passer. So we decided to add some context and look for the most productive pass rushers. Here you can see how some positional groups fared.
Some backs break tackles and pick up yards after contact. Some backs don’t. Our elusive rating uses a formula designed by Sam Monson to assess which backs truly are the best when it comes to getting more yardage than they should.
Pass Blocking Efficiency
If you’re going to create something for pass rushers, you’ve got to do it for the men trying to protect the quarterbacks right? We reversed the formula to see which offensive players were giving up the most pressure on a per play basis.
Dropping The Ball
If there’s one thing receivers don’t want to do it’s drop the ball. Those with high drop numbers are constantly mocked for their butterfingers. But it stands to reason that it’s not just about drops, but how many catches a guy makes for all of those drops. So we looked at how many balls a player dropped as a percentage of all catchable balls thrown at receivers.
Yards Per Route Run
Yardage isn’t everything for a receiver. What about the players who don’t get to play as much? They’re at a disadvantage with how many opportunities they have to pick up yards if they’re not even on the field running routes. Our YPRR changes all this, instead looking at the average amount of yards a receiver picks up on each route he runs. The results? Fascinating.
It’s not just conventional quarterback numbers you can get from us. Click on the links below and you can see how quarterback perform in the trickiest of situations. How are they handling pressure and how productive are they on deep passes? Now you can find out.
If Player X missed 10 tackles, and Player Y missed 5 tackles, then surely Player Y is a better tackler? Well not necessarily so. How many tackles did each attempt, did they happen in coverage or in run defense? We looked at the efficiency of tacklers for the defense.
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