Three Years of Pass Blocking Efficiency: Offensive Tackles
July 13, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
After some fine work by Nathan Jahnke breaking down which receivers have picked up the most Yards Per Route Run over the past three years, I’ll be spending the rest of the week discussing three years’ worth of Signature Stats when it comes to pass protecting. Today I’ll be looking at offensive tackles and tomorrow I’ll move onto guards, before finishing with centers, tight ends, and running backs in the days that follow.
How I’ll be doing that is pretty simple: three years of data from our Pass Blocking Efficiency numbers–a stat of ours that shows which players are giving up the most (and least) pressure relative to how much they’re on the field in pass-blocking situations, factoring in the nature of the pressure as well.
It works itself out by first adding sacks to three quarters the value of the total number of hits and hurries then dividing that result by the player’s pass-blocking snaps. Multiply by 100 and subtract that from 100 and you have the PBE. The closer the final result is to 100 the better.
Sounds easy, right? Let’s get to the findings (note: only those OT’s who spent at least 1,000 snaps pass protecting in this time frame qualified for the study).