Thursday, January 06, 2011

Penalties - Game 16 - Eagles

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/01/bob-sturms-penalty-analysis-se.html

The full numbers are in for the 2010 season in the penalty department, so let's take a look at how things turned out after a rather difficult beginning.

In 2010, the Cowboys committed the 6th most penalties in the NFL with the 14th most penalty yards against.

But, since Jason Garrett was hired, we see that the Cowboys dropped somewhat considerably. Over those 8 weeks, the Cowboys committed the 12th most penalties with the 16th most yards against.

Not the biggest change in the world, but a penalty here and a penalty there can be a big difference after while.

When you are in the Top 10, you are concerned that you are making too many mistakes. However, when you rank in the middle of the league, you can live with totals around the league average. That appears to be where they rank now.

Here are the rankings for the last 8 seasons. 2003-2006 with Parcells, 2007-2009 with Wade and 2010 the famous split season with Wade and Garrett.

YearNFL Penalty RankNFL Pen Yard Rank
200321st20th
200424th23rd
200525th30th
200612th5th
20078th8th
20081st2nd
20094th5th
20106th14th

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OK, let's close the books on 2010 with the totals from Philadelphia:

Game 16 at Philadelphia:
WkQPlayerPenaltyYardsUnitFD
161McGeeGrounding10Off
162ColomboFalse Start5Off
163JenkinsHolding5DefFD
163BrookingRoughing15Def
163JonesChop Block5Off
164BennettFalse Start5Off


Totals: 6 Penalties for 45 yards. 4 for the offense for 25 yards and 2 for the defense for 20 yards. The special teams had no penalties.

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 16:

OFFENSE

PlayerTotalHoldPresnapIll BlockOther
Free113710
Colombo91602
Gurode84202
Austin70322
Witten60402
Davis42200
Barron33000
Romo30102
Bryant30102
Kosier32100
Kitna20200
Bennett20110
Jones20110
Holland10100
Costa11000
Ogletree10100
Choice10100
Barber10001
McGee10001
Totals691634514



DEFENSE

PlayerTotalOffsideRoughPass InfOther
Jenkins90063
Ware65001
Brooking40220
Olshansky31200
Ratliff31110
Spencer32100
Brent21001
Scandrick20011
Ball20002
Newman20101
Sensabaugh10001
Bowen10001
McCann10010
Church10001
James10010
Team10001
Totals421071213



SPECIAL TEAMS

PlayerTotalOffsideRoughIll BlockOther
Church30021
McBriar20002
Buehler20002
McCray20002
Scandrick11000
Hamlin10010
L Williams10100
Ball10001
Ladocuer10001
Newman10001
Lee10001
Hurd10001
Cummings10001
Totals1811313


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Below is the week by week penalties that were accepted for the Cowboys and their opponents in each game.


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
Wk 14- Was970325
Wk 15- Arz749643
Wk 16- Phi645440
Totals10986379641

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1 comment:

The Beerleys said...

This just reminds me how weak I thought that Brooking penalty was. Does anyone else agree?