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12 Jul 2010
Does the FOA have individual offensive linemen stats and grades/rankings? IE. sacks allowed, etc
Posted by: jb347 on 12 Jul 2010
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12 Jul 2010, 5:45pm by
There's a statistical apppendix in the back of the book that includes the Top 20 players in blown blocks leading to sacks, and notes on a few other players in the individual team chapters. Once you get outside the Top 20, though, you're talking about guys with at most five blown blocks all year (even fewer for most guards and centers), and it's hard to find much meaningful difference between any two given players.
In addition, we should note that FO does not believe in "grading" players because we do not know assignments on any specific play. We try to mark events like blown blocks, but we don't guess what a guy was supposed to do if he doesn't specifically give up a sack. We prefer more trustworthy team-wide measures for offensive lines.
Rough year for Jeremy Trueblood, huh?
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