Re: Run ratios for half a decade.
posted at 1/9/2014 3:42 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
In response to glenr's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
Our team has a pass/run ratio over the last 5 years that is in keeping with league norms for the most part.
2009 - Pats, 1.27/1 - League, 1.20/1
2010 - Pats, 1.11/1 - League, 1.23/1
2011 - Pats, 1.39/1 - League, 1.24/1
2012 - Pats, 1.22/1 - League, 1.27/1
2013 - Pats, 1.33/1 - League, 1.3/1
The worst deviation was in 2011 at .15 over the league ratio. That's only 12% more than the league average. It adds up to about 2 plays a game from the league norm ratio for that worst year.
(As an example for comparison's sake, selected at random, the 1995 League had a 1.26/1 ratio.)
Sigh, there are some who think it's a straight ratio but the straight ratio doesn't tell the tale. It's all about situational running, when it's run, how it's run, does it set up the pass, does the pass set it up. Balance isn't a straight ratio of runs but a total of how the O is run. For example a team runs 60 plays. The first 15 plays is runs, the final 15 plays is runs and the middle 30 is passing. The ratio says 50/50 but it's completely out of balance. This is why I hate statistics as an engineer. Marketers and lawyers use statistics because you can mold them in any way to make your case. You have to examine the variables behind those statistics to see where the numbers come from and at times the run game was forgotten for big chunks of the game and the D was able to drop into nickel. Now this year that hasn't been the case. I think they've mixed it up well depending on opponent and have become less predictable since when OB called the game (seriously OB had an O that my mother guessed what they were going to do, completely predictable). That will serve us much better moving forward esp since Brady lacks the receiving threats he had in the past.
Babe and deadhead don't get beyond this number is greater than or equal to that number or the simple fact that a good running game sets up the play action which was Brady's bread and butter during the SB winning seasons.
Once again the key is formations that don't telegraph to the defense what you're going to do and that allow Brady to go either way with audibles when he's lined up and has a chance to look at what how the opponent's D is aligned before the snap. I like the idea of putting Vereen in the RB position and handing off to him sometimes or either have him come out of the backfield for a pass or move to a receiver position as late as possible. That has to give defenses fits.
Why did you say I don't get it? Babe doesn't get it.
I was the one talking about this here for over 2 years now.
You're throwing numbers back and forth with him. Just use logic instead and he'll go into rage mode and put you on ignore. Or he'll resort to his standard 'Brady is a HofF QB' rant as if that makes the opponents fall to the feild and give up playing.
Ok I'll admit there is some enjoyment in enraging him. His Brady never made a mistake in his life act is annoying.