advanced statistics

Recently we looked at Pro Football Focus' system that graded the best and worst tackles in the league. ?Today, we examine their rankings of the best and worst guards and centers of 2010.

Chris Snee ranked as the #8 tackle, while Rich Seubert came in at #13.

Snee has been our best lineman for some time, but it's great to see Seubert recognized for his great play. ?2010 was probably his best year as a professional, as he was forced to move inside to center due to injury and made the transition seamlessly.

Tags: advanced statistics, Chris Snee, interior linemen, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara
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Yesterday, I discussed a Pro Football Focus study concluding that the Giants were the best team in terms of avoiding sacks. ?Today, I am examining a couple of their other studies that deal with the Giants' offensive line protection.

Pro Football Focus recently conducted a study to rank every team in terms of pass protection.

We considered who gave up the most pressure on a per play basis, how much of that pressure turned into sacks, and how many blockers teams kept in.
Using this guideline, PFF concluded that the Giants had the sixth best pass protection in the NFL in 2010.

Tags: advanced statistics, David Diehl, giants, New York Giants, pass protection
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