Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Penalties - Week 13 vs Eagles

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/12/bob-sturms-cowboys-penalty-ana.html

The Cowboys continue to fall down the charts of the penalized in the NFL. They now rank only 9th in total penalties and 13th in penalty yardage. It is really not very easy to jump to any other conclusions than the idea that Wade Phillips did not emphasize or punish penalty issues enough. Otherwise, how do we explain that it rose dramatically when he took the job and also dropped dramatically when he left?

Game 13 vs Philadelphia:
WkQPlayerPenaltyYardsUnitFD
132RatliffOffside5Def
132AustinFalse Start5Off
132OlshanskyRoughing Passer15Def
132OgletreeFalse Start5Off
133GurodeIll Hands to Face10Off


Totals: 5 penalties - all accepted - for 40 yards. The offense had 3 penalties, the defense 2, and special teams had a perfect week. Once again, another very manageable, light week with the referees.

Worst Offender: I suppose Igor Olshansky for the personal foul, but let's be honest - he was an innocent man when Spencer's hit knocked Vick into Olshansky's helmet, in my estimation. Sorry, it just seems like the NFL has gone too far with this helmet contact garbage.

Here are your season totals - Keep in mind, my totals include declined and offsetting penalties. For football reasons, they matter way more than just accepted penalties.

This is through Week 13:

OFFENSE

PlayerTotalHoldPresnapIll BlockOther
Free93600
Colombo81502
Austin70322
Gurode73202
Witten60402
Barron33000
Romo30102
Davis32100
Bryant30102
Kosier22000
Kitna20200
Bennett10010
Holland10100
Jones10100
Costa11000
Ogletree10100
Totals581528312


Miles Austin has a shocking number of penalties for a Wide Receiver. 7 of them are really out of whack given the other WRs on the roster. Andre Gurode also gets his 7th of the year, and Kevin Ogletree gets on the board with his 1st.

DEFENSE

PlayerTotalOffsideRoughPass InfOther
Jenkins60051
Ware65001
Brooking30120
Olshansky31200
Ratliff31110
Spencer22000
Brent21001
Scandrick20011
Ball20002
Sensabaugh10001
Bowen10001
Newman10001
McCann10010
Team10001
Totals341041010


SPECIAL TEAMS

PlayerTotalOffsideRoughIll BlockOther
McBriar20002
Buehler20002
Church10010
Scandrick11000
Hamlin10010
L Williams10100
Ball10001
Ladocuer10001
McCray10001
Newman10001
Lee10001
Hurd10001
Totals1411210


A perfectly quiet week from the special teams on the penalty front.

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Based on many requests, I have constructed yet another chart below that will help you put some of these numbers into proper context. Below is the week by week penalties that were accepted for the Cowboys and their opponents in each game. This way, you can see how Wade did vs Garrett or how the Cowboys did against their opponents in a scenario that would account for different tones by different officiating crews throughout the season. Enjoy:


WeekDal PenYardsOpp PenYards
Wk 1-Was1281542
Wk 2-Chi650210
Wk 3-Hou849532
Wk 4-Ten12133440
Wk 5- Min1191545
Wk 6- NYG542646
Wk 7- Jac320636
Wk 8- GB540220
Wk 9- NYG560869
Wk 10- Det6391076
Wk 11- NO419430
Wk 12- IND535328
Wk 13- PHI540659
Totals8769966533

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1 comment:

The Beerleys said...

What's even more mind-blowing to me is that they turn around and fine Spencer for hitting the quarterback while essentially standing up straight. Why don't they just go ahead and make the quarterback wear flags and let that be that. No sense in taking a man's money unless it obviously seems vicious.