Stat of the Day: Quarterback Hurries
As part of our ongoing Stat of the Day series, we're digging deep into our spreadsheets to run a new stat every weekday until Super Bowl XLIV. Today, we're dipping into the charting stats to bring you the first look at quarterback Hurries in 2009. If you are a fan of caveats, well, this is your lucky day! Let's list them before we get to the numbers:
- The whole season is not yet charted. In fact, we're running behind compared to the last couple years, and we only have full seasons for two teams right now, Buffalo and Indianapolis. So all the numbers below have been pro-rated to 16 charted games depending on how many actual games have been charted so far.
- These have not yet been cleaned up to adjust for certain charters who may have been overzealous (or underzealous) in marking pass pressures.
- These do not include hurries where the defender causes a holding penalty; we'll add those in when we get to Football Outsiders Almanac 2010.
- Just so people know, we slightly changed the definition of a Hurry this season to measure defenders more than quarterbacks. In the past, we asked charters not to mark a Hurry if the quarterback still stood tall in the pocket and wasn't rattled. But we realized that we were using these stats to measure defenders more than quarterbacks, and it wasn't fair to effectively "penalize" defenders whose schedules featured more quarterbacks with good pocket presence. So this year, we asked charters to measure the action of the defender more than how the quarterback reacted to that action.
Caveats concluded? Excellent. How about some numbers?
|*Note: pro-rated to 16 charted games|