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Prophet
01-29-2008, 09:46 AM
The folks at footballoutsiders.com (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/about.php) did an interesting analysis on the offensive lines across the NFL.

Here are a few tidbits about the Vikings taken from this part (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/dl.php) of their site.
They also explain how they did the calculations.
I just highlighted a few point, lot more there for those that are interested.
Interesting take.


...This second table lists each team's Adjusted Line Yards in each direction listed in official NFL play-by-play, along with rank among the 32 teams. Only five directions are listed because research so far shows no statistically significant difference between how well a team performs on runs listed middle, left guard, and right guard...





LEFT END

LEFT TACKLE


MID/GUARD




RIGHT TACKLE



RIGHT END
MIN


2.80 4



4.19 17






2.89 1








4.17 18







4.51 24
(first @ adjusted line yds and second is rank)



...The third table lists how often each team runs in each direction. These runs are from the perspective of the OFFENSE, so a run listed as LEFT TACKLE is actually at the RIGHT defensive end. Numbers may not add up to 100% due to carries listed without direction...

RB Carries LEFT END

LEFTTACKLE

MID/GUARD

RIGHT TACKLE


RIGHT END

334





16%




13%







47%







11%








13%

jammed it up the middle a lot and still led the NFL in rushing.

Marrdro
01-29-2008, 10:41 AM
Thanks my friend.
Very interesting.
Truth be told I really like that site but don't visit it much anymore.


Damn PPO keeping me away from stuff like that.
;D

Zeus
01-29-2008, 11:30 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


The folks at footballoutsiders.com (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/about.php) did an interesting analysis on the offensive lines across the NFL.

Here are a few tidbits about the Vikings taken from this part (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/dl.php) of their site.
They also explain how they did the calculations.
I just highlighted a few point, lot more there for those that are interested.
Interesting take.


...This second table lists each team's Adjusted Line Yards in each direction listed in official NFL play-by-play, along with rank among the 32 teams. Only five directions are listed because research so far shows no statistically significant difference between how well a team performs on runs listed middle, left guard, and right guard...





LEFT END

LEFT TACKLE


MID/GUARD




RIGHT TACKLE



RIGHT END
MIN


2.80 4



4.19 17






2.89 1








4.17 18







4.51 24
(first @ adjusted line yds and second is rank)


What???
That can't be right - Ryan Cook sucks!

=Z=