Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Football 301: Targets and Sacks - Week 14

Targets and Sacks from a frustrating afternoon at the Death Star vs the Chargers

Target Distribution:

Targets - Week 14 vs San Diego Chargers
NameTargetsCatchesYardsFD/TD/INT
Austin86714/1/0
Williams84743/0/0
Witten74491/0/0
Crayton32311/1/0
Barber22222/0/0
Jones1120/0/0
Phillips1000/0/0
Totals301924911/2/0

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Reasonable balance, just not enough of it. Patrick Crayton has seen his targets really drop over the last few weeks, but he still is getting in the end zone. Kind of a forgotten man since the game in Green Bay ended. Here are his targets in 2009 by game: 6-7-4-7-8-2-5-4-6-2-1-2-3 - That is 49 targets in the first 9 games, and 8 targets in the last 4.

Season Target Distribution To Date:
NameTargetsCatches%YardsFD/TD/INT
Witten1027675%79338/1/3
Austin935862%99928/9/2
Crayton573256%48215/4/1
Williams783646%57720/6/0
Choice221568%1327/0/0
Bennett271555%1598/0/0
Hurd10660%1253/1/1
Barber262077%1686/0/0
Jones131185%723/0/0
Anderson3133%50/0/
Ogletree44100%583/0/0
Phillips4250%80/0/
Totals43927663%3574138/22/7

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3rd Down Target Distribution:

3RD Down Targets - Week 14 - San Diego
NameTargetsCatchesYardsFD/TD
Williams32331/0/0
Witten2000/0/0
Austin1000/0/0
Phillips1000/0/0
Totals72331/0/0

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The 3rd down passing in the last month has been pretty brutal. There is no way to sugar coat things at all. This includes his 1 4th Down pass, and 2-7 is bad, but his performance was equally bad against Washington a few weeks back. QB rating is awesome, but 1-8 on 3rd down conversions is enough to stop your offense down in its tracks.

3rd Down Targets - Season Totals
NameTargetsCatches%YardsFD/TD/INT
Crayton171059%1048/0/1
Austin231357%2167/2/0
Witten281968%16611/1/0
Williams23835%1377/0/0
Choice10770%603/0/0
Hurd5240%632/0/0
Bennett5120%151/0/0
Ogletree44100%583/0/0
Barber100%00/0/0
Jones11100%50/0/0
Phillips100%00/0/0
Totals1196555%81742/3/2

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SACKS

Sack - 1/10/20 - S21 - Siler Sack



What Happened: Generally, the rules of the blitz suggest that the QB has to account for the outside blitzer, and get rid of the ball. But, in this particular case, I believe Romo did account for Siler, and had a proper plan to elude him, but because Shawne Merriman beats Doug Free like a rented mule, Romo cannot avoid them both. If Free stays in front of Merriman, then Romo has a fighting chance with Siler. So, as judge and jury, I am giving this to Free.

The Rankings so far in Sacks Allowed among the OL: Adams - 6, Davis - 4, Gurode - 3, Colombo - 2, Free - 2, Kosier - 1.


WeekOpponentSackBlame
Wk 1TampaBarberRomo awareness
Wk 3CarolinaDavisAdams?
Wk 3CarolinaBeasonFelix/Colombo
Wk 4DenverDumervilAdams
Wk 4DenverHillGarrett?
Wk 4DenverWilliamsRomo
Wk 4DenverDumervilAnderson
Wk 4DenverHolidayAdams
Wk 5Kansas CityGilberryDavis/Choice
Wk 7AtlantaDeCoudDavis/Choice
Wk 7AtlantaNicholasAnderson
Wk 8SeattleHawthorneColombo
Wk 8SeattleHawthorneGurode
Wk 9PhiladelphiaParkerWitten
Wk 9PhiladelphiaBabinKosier
Wk 9PhiladelphiaJones???
Wk 9PhiladelphiaColeAdams
Wk 10Green BayCollinsWitten
Wk 10Green BayBarnettGurode
Wk 10Green BayMatthewsAdams
Wk 10Green BayBarnettBarber
Wk 10Green BayWoodsonAdams
Wk 11WashingtonGriffinDavis
Wk 12OaklandScottDavis
Wk 12OaklandScottFree
Wk 13New YorkRouseGurode
Wk 13New YorkSintimRomo/Garrett
Wk 14San DiegoSilerFree

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Archives:

Sacks and Targets - New York

Sacks and Targets - Oakland

Sacks and Targets - Washington

Sacks and Targets - Green Bay

Sacks and Targets - Philadelphia

Sacks and Targets - Seattle

Sacks and Targets - Atlanta

Sacks and Targets - Kansas City

Before Kansas City, the Sacks and Targets were part of the Football 301 posts.

5 comments:

Matt said...

I don't know if this bothers anyone but me, but the target distribution tables don't seem to be sorted by any one statistic. It looks like they may have been at one point, but not anymore.

I assume they are intended to be updated rankings of number of targets to players... but a % catch might also make sense.

Just wanted to bring it up. :)

Sturminator said...

Matt- I don't disagree. I was sorting by targets, but then I guess I dropped the ball - which I suppose could be considered ironic. Do you have preference?

Bob

Sturminator said...

Matt- I don't disagree. I was sorting by targets, but then I guess I dropped the ball - which I suppose could be considered ironic. Do you have preference?

Bob

David said...

Thanks for updating this chart weekly, Bob. Looking at the numbers, I am reminded that 1)I had reason to be shocked that we threw to Phillips in the end zone last week on a crucial play, 2) Witten only needs to average 70 yds per game the rest of the way to reach a 1,000 yds season, and 3) we need to run more screen passes to Choice moving forward.

BTW, my vote is for a Target % column to be added and they be sorted by Target Distribution.

Matt said...

Bob -

I think you could go with either total targets or percent catches. They say two different things, so I guess that's the crux of the matter. In your first target distribution post on September 15, you say that your intent on the statistic is that "it is important to find out where Romo is going with the ball every week." In this light, I think total targets is probably your go-to stat.