Robb4242 Posted December 31, 2011 Share Posted December 31, 2011 Football Outsiders does some interesting stuff and I don't pretend to understand it all. But I did find this quite interesting. http://www.footballo...rs.com/stats/ol This is their OL stats from 2011 up until week 16 and it's primarily looking at the run game. Now I do think there are some flaws with it, but one of the grips I've had is that if we want to be a run first team, we are very weak up the middle of the OL and we don't get much push. One of these charts shows that we actually run up the middle less often than the NFL average, and we are tied for 16th in percentage of runs up the middle which goes against a lot of the groupthink on this board. However, if you study the numbers, there is some ammo in here for Group 2 as well.Anyway, some interesting stats that I see:We are in a 3-way tie for the highest percentage of runs stuffed. We rank 32nd in the league in that category. Not good for a team with a run first philosophy.We are 30th in the league in adjusted line yards (ALY). You can consider ALY to be like the RB's yards per carry only it's attributing the ypc's to the OL. It does not equal the RB's ypc because yardage is weighted on a couple of factors.Our best ALY is running the ball at RT. Our worst, running outside on the right. Running at LT is our 2nd worst place to run (we rank 28th in ALY at LT).We are 14th in number of rushes so far this year. Of the 13 teams above us in number of rushing attempts, 9 run up the middle at a higher percentage than we do. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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