Three Years of Pass Blocking Efficiency: Centers
July 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
For the past two days we’ve been going back over three years worth of Pass Blocking Efficiency data, looking at what the offensive tackles and offensive guardshave done. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the next installment is about centers and what the numbers say about them in pass protection.
The role of a center in pass protection is a little different to other linemen as they often find themselves assisting on a double team as opposed to being engaged one-on-one, but the results are no less noteworthy.
So let’s get to it.
As explained in the previous installments, to arrive at the PFF Pass Blocking Efficiency Signature Stat, you add sacks to three quarters the value of the total number of hits and hurries allowed, divide it by pass blocking snaps and then multiply by 100. You then subtract that number from 100 and the closer the final mark to 100 the better.