More great new metrics coming out of the NFL's Next Gen Stats tracking software. These come from ESPN, which now has a deal with the league to use the Next Gen Stats. They've got metrics measuring how often a pass-rusher gets past the blocker in less than 2.5 seconds, and how often a pass-blocker can hold up his block for more than 2.5 seconds. This gives us a more objective measure of pass pressure than what outside groups (including us) have tried to do with charting pressure rates. I think pressure rates are still a useful stat, but the new PBWR and PRWR metrics (it's a mouthful) are useful for measuring individual players and separating the line's responsibility from that of the quarterback. Good new stuff. Hopefully we can take advantage of it thanks to the work we do with ESPN.
Better Pass-Rusher and Pass-Blocker Stats
5 Oct 2018, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz