Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Football 301: Sacks and Targets - Week 11

Where did Tony Romo pass the ball in the frustrating effort against Washington? And who was thrown to the side and gave up a sack? Read on...

Target Distribution:

Targets - Week 11 vs. Washington
NameTargetsCatchesYardsFD/TD/INT
Witten75433/0/0
Williams4000/0/0
Barber1180/0/0
Crayton21100/1/0
Austin74473/0/1
Jones1170/0/0
Bennett33432/0/0
Phillips1000/0/0
Totals26151588/1/1

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Not a great passing day from Tony Romo for sure. 15-26 is not that far below his season completion percentage (61%). The issue, of course, was his ability to compelte a pass to a WR. 0-4 to Roy Williams is nothing new but not good. 3-3 to Martellus Bennett demonstrated a slight rhythm before it looked like a high throw did render him somewhat ineffective the rest of the day.



Season Target Distribution To Date:

NameTargetsCatches%YardsFD/TD/INT
Witten715375%48125/1/3
Austin623556%67918/7/2
Crayton512855%42712/3/1
Williams562442%42815/3/0
Choice211571%1327/0/0
Bennett241354%1397/0/0
Hurd10660%1253/1/1
Barber161381%983/0/0
Jones6583%562/0/0
Anderson3133%50/0/
Ogletree44100%583/0/0
Phillips2150%00/0/
Totals32619861%262498/15/7

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3rd Down Target Distribution:

3RD Down Targets - Week 11 - Washington
NameTargetsCatchesYardsFD/TD
Witten2000/0/0
Williams3000/0/0
Austin1000/0/1
Totals6000/0/1

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We have reached an all-time new low with 3rd down passing. 0-5 and then 0-1 on 4th down with an interception is shockingly bad. This is the true issue with the Cowboys offense the last 2 weeks where their 3rd down conversions have betrayed the rest of the offense. You must convert to stay on the field. And in this game, when the Cowboys decided to run, they had a chance to convert (although a crucial bust on 3rd and 1 in the 4th Quarter on a shotgun run) but when they passed they completed exactly 0 times.


3rd Down Targets - Season Totals
NameTargetsCatches%YardsFD/TD/INT
Crayton15960%947/0/1
Austin18950%1884/2/0
Witten171376%1258/1/0
Williams17529%795/0/0
Choice9777%603/0/0
Hurd5240%632/0/0
Bennett4125%151/0/0
Ogletree44100%583/0/0
Barber100%00/0/0
Totals915055%68533/3/2

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SACKS

Sack - 1st play of 4th Quarter, Griffin beats Davis



What Happened Interesting sack allowed here as it comes out of "13" personnel, and it was from the interior of the line in a 1/10 running situation in a running set. Nevertheless, you must win your blocks at the point of attack, and Leonard Davis is tossed aside from an interior DLman who is not a sack specialist, Cornelius Griffin. Griffin simply won the leverage game easily, and Davis shockingly, pulls into 2nd place for sacks allowed along the Defensive Line.

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

Adams allowing 6 sacks in 10 games is a pace that is not becoming of a pro bowl tackle. Usually, despite his penalties, he is usually far more solid than this.



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

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Archives:

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.

1 comment:

jjtaymo said...

A couple of notes regarding Roy Williams and Flozell Adams. (I know Roy talk is a beating but I think this needs to be thrown out there).

Roy is getting top ten money for a NFL WR. He's paid better than Randy Moss. (I'm using Football Outsiders data on salary/contracts for this info). In fact, he's the 6th highest paid receiver in the league.

In terms of production, he's ranked 56th using FO's metrics. He's ranked BELOW guys like Sammie Stroughter and Josh Morgan and Julian Edelman. Who? Exactly.

You can use just about any numbers to come to a similar conclusion. The guy is not simply under-achieving, he's robbing the Cowboys blind. I believe he's got 3 more years on this contract with 60% gauranteed.

On to Adams, he also is getting top ten money for his position. Adams has been a good tackle but he's getting long in the tooth and it seems like he's regularly giving up sacks according to your analysis. He also has a few years left on his contract.

Now, we all know Jerry Jones has more money than God, but the lack of production (or diminishing production in Adams's case) by players with such huge contracts is something that Cowboy fans should begin to worry about. Particularly if this team doesn't go as far as people think they should.

Perhaps a bit early to be thinking about this, but something to chew on while we watch some of the problem areas on the Cowboys.