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RoanokeFan
02-20-2012, 09:26 AM
2011 PASS BLOCKING EFFICIENCY: OFFENSIVE TACKLES (http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/02/20/2011-pass-blocking-efficiency-offensive-tackles/)

"Given that it’s a week we’re dedicating to offensive lines and linemen, it seems
appropriate that we bring back an old favorite to show which linemen are the
most efficient when it comes to pass protection; Pass Blocking Efficiency
(PBE).


It’s a simple enough formula. We weigh hits and hurries as worth 75% of
sacks, add the three forms of pressure up, divide it by the number of times they
pass blocked at a certain position and you’re left with a figure. Take that away
from 100 and it equals your PBE number. For the mathematically inclined, it
looks a little like this:</p>
<p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">100 – ((Sacks + (0.75*(Hits + Hurries)))/ Pass
Blocking Snaps) = PBE Rating</p>


Looking at all offensive linemen who played at least 200 snaps as tackle
(note, only snaps at tackle are counted), let’s see which of the 75 guys who
qualified impressed the most over the course of the regular
season.<span id="more-37133"></span></p>


</p>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">More Than was
Bargained for</span></p>


By the end of the season, the St Louis Rams had fielded four players for at
least 200 snaps in pass protection at tackle. Former first round pick
Jason Smith could only finish 41st after giving up two sacks,
two hits and 11 hurries on his 201 snaps in pass protection. The highly-touted
Rodger Saffold was down in 65th after surrendering 32 combined
QB disruptions on 359 pass blocks. Even swing lineman Adam Goldberg
could only finish 47th when he filled in at tackle. No, the only Rams
lineman that impressed at tackle in pass protection was actually Harvey
Dahl. Not only did the former Falcons guard outplay his teammates; he
outplayed everyone. The sample size is limited, and he was helped somewhat by
playing in an offense that attempts to get rid of the ball quickly, but on 200
snaps in pass protection Dahl gave up just three hits and three hurries, giving
him a league-best PBE rating of 97.8. So, while the Rams look at ways to rebuild
their line, their use of Dahl could be something to watch.</p>


</p>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">The Blind-Siders
</span></p>


While you can look at Dahl’s 200 pass blocks and think the sample size skews
the data, you can’t say the same thing about the men that follow him.
Joe Thomas is widely regarded as the finest tackle of his
generation and finishes second, just ahead of Andrew Whitworth
who gave up one less pressure, but was in pass protection at tackle for 72 fewer
snaps. Neither man covered themselves in glory in the run game, but a franchise
left tackle first and foremost should keep their quarterback upright, and you
can’t deny that either man excelled in that regard.</p>


</p>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">The
Front-Siders</span></p>


While Thomas and Whitworth have been protecting their QBs’ blindsides, the
top tackle over the course of the season when it comes to protecting the front
side was the Tennessee Titans’David Stewart. He gave up 19
combined sacks, hits and hurries on 547 pass blocks to beat out Jason
Peters (a left tackle for the left-handed Michael Vick) who gave up 21
on 570 snaps in pass pro. The interesting thing about Stewart is who his
quarterback is; Matt Hasselbeck. Whatever you may say about Hasselbeck he is one
of the best quarterbacks in the league in making his offensive line look good,
getting rid of the ball before pressure really has a chance to get to him. It
showed this year with Stewart ranking atop the front-side tackles, and it showed
last year when his front-side tackle Sean Locklear finished at
the top of the rankings.</p>


</p>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">The Free
Agents</span></p>


That gives you the Top 5, with the soon to be available Demetrius
Bell just outside in sixth after giving up one sack, one hit and seven
hurries on the 237 occasions he was trying to keep Ryan
Fitzpatrick clean. He leads all the available free agent tackles. The
interesting thing to note is how some of the players who didn’t have the
requisite number of snaps in pass protection came out, particularly
Jared Gaither. In his time at San Diego, Gaither gave up just
three pressures on 165 pass blocks which would have led the league, though you
could say something similar about Anthony Collins of the
Bengals. He spent 80 snaps in pass pro at tackle and gave up just the one hurry;
a trend whenever Collins has seen the field in recent years.</p>


</p>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">The
Rookies</span></p>


Over the past few years we’ve seen plenty of rookies come in and struggle.
It’s one of the things that made Tyron Smith and his debut
season such a joy to behold (except for when Jason Babin was lined up opposite
him). He finished 14th overall after giving up eight sacks, a hit, and 21
hurries on 620 pass-blocking snaps. Incredibly, that wasn’t enough to lead all
rookies after Marcus Gilbert gave up nine fewer QB disruptions
on 167 fewer pass blocks. Smiths’ run blocking set the two apart, but it’s got
to be reassuring for Steelers fans that they’ve found someone who can help Ben
Roethlisberger stay healthy.</p>2011
Pass Blocking Efficiency, Offensive Tackles, Top 20


<table id="wp-table-reloaded-id-280-no-1" class="wp-table-reloaded wp-table-reloaded-id-280">
<thead>
<tr class="row-1 odd">
<th class="column-1">#</th>
<th class="column-2">Name</th>
<th class="column-3">Team</th>
<th class="column-4">Pass Block Snaps</th>
<th class="column-5">Total Pressure Allowed</th>
<th class="column-6">PBE</th></tr></thead>
<tbody class="row-hover">
<tr class="row-2 even">
<td class="column-1">1</td>
<td class="column-2">Harvey Dahl</td>
<td class="column-3">SL</td>
<td class="column-4">200</td>
<td class="column-5">6</td>
<td class="column-6">97.8</td></tr>
<tr class="row-3 odd">
<td class="column-1">2</td>
<td class="column-2">Joe Thomas</td>
<td class="column-3">CLV</td>
<td class="column-4">654</td>
<td class="column-5">21</td>
<td class="column-6">97.5</td></tr>
<tr class="row-4 even">
<td class="column-1">3</td>
<td class="column-2">Andrew Whitworth</td>
<td class="column-3">CIN</td>
<td class="column-4">582</td>
<td class="column-5">20</td>
<td class="column-6">97.3</td></tr>
<tr class="row-5 odd">
<td class="column-1">4</td>
<td class="column-2">David Stewart</td>
<td class="column-3">TEN</td>
<td class="column-4">547</td>
<td class="column-5">19</td>
<td class="column-6">97.2</td></tr>
<tr class="row-6 even">
<td class="column-1">5</td>
<td class="column-2">Jason Peters</td>
<td class="column-3">PHI</td>
<td class="column-4">570</td>
<td class="column-5">21</td>
<td class="column-6">97.1</td></tr>
<tr class="row-7 odd">
<td class="column-1">6</td>
<td class="column-2">Demetrius Bell</td>
<td class="column-3">BUF</td>
<td class="column-4">237</td>
<td class="column-5">9</td>
<td class="column-6">97.0</td></tr>
<tr class="row-8 even">
<td class="column-1">7</td>
<td class="column-2">Sebastian Vollmer</td>
<td class="column-3">NE</td>
<td class="column-4">205</td>
<td class="column-5">8</td>
<td class="column-6">96.7</td></tr>
<tr class="row-9 odd">
<td class="column-1">8</td>
<td class="column-2">Tyson Clabo</td>
<td class="column-3">ATL</td>
<td class="column-4">635</td>
<td class="column-5">28</td>
<td class="column-6">96.5</td></tr>
<tr class="row-10 even">
<td class="column-1">9</td>
<td class="column-2">Branden Albert</td>
<td class="column-3">KC</td>
<td class="column-4">545</td>
<td class="column-5">24</td>
<td class="column-6">96.5</td></tr>
<tr class="row-11 odd">
<td class="column-1">10</td>
<td class="column-2">Bryan Bulaga</td>
<td class="column-3">GB</td>
<td class="column-4">409</td>
<td class="column-5">20</td>
<td class="column-6">96.3</td></tr>
<tr class="row-12 even">
<td class="column-1">11</td>
<td class="column-2">Tony Pashos</td>
<td class="column-3">CLV</td>
<td class="column-4">478</td>
<td class="column-5">22</td>
<td class="column-6">96.2</td></tr>
<tr class="row-13 odd">
<td class="column-1">12</td>
<td class="column-2">Duane Brown</td>
<td class="column-3">HST</td>
<td class="column-4">497</td>
<td class="column-5">26</td>
<td class="column-6">96.1</td></tr>
<tr class="row-14 even">
<td class="column-1">13</td>
<td class="column-2">Marcus Gilbert</td>
<td class="column-3">PIT</td>
<td class="column-4">453</td>
<td class="column-5">21</td>
<td class="column-6">96.1</td></tr>
<tr class="row-15 odd">
<td class="column-1">14</td>
<td class="column-2">Tyron Smith</td>
<td class="column-3">DAL</td>
<td class="column-4">620</td>
<td class="column-5">30</td>
<td class="column-6">96.0</td></tr>
<tr class="row-16 even">
<td class="column-1">15</td>
<td class="column-2">Trent Williams</td>
<td class="column-3">WAS</td>
<td class="column-4">372</td>
<td class="column-5">19</td>
<td class="column-6">96.0</td></tr>
<tr class="row-17 odd">
<td class="column-1">16</td>
<td class="column-2">Andre Smith Jr.</td>
<td class="column-3">CIN</td>
<td class="column-4">503</td>
<td class="column-5">27</td>
<td class="column-6">95.8</td></tr>
<tr class="row-18 even">
<td class="column-1">17</td>
<td class="column-2">Erik Pears</td>
<td class="column-3">BUF</td>
<td class="column-4">628</td>
<td class="column-5">35</td>
<td class="column-6">95.7</td></tr>
<tr class="row-19 odd">
<td class="column-1">18</td>
<td class="column-2">Michael Roos</td>
<td class="column-3">TEN</td>
<td class="column-4">619</td>
<td class="column-5">35</td>
<td class="column-6">95.7</td></tr>
<tr class="row-20 even">
<td class="column-1">19</td>
<td class="column-2">Zach Strief</td>
<td class="column-3">NO</td>
<td class="column-4">433</td>
<td class="column-5">25</td>
<td class="column-6">95.6</td></tr>
<tr class="row-21 odd">
<td class="column-1">20</td>
<td class="column-2">Matt Light</td>
<td class="column-3">NE</td>
<td class="column-4">602</td>
<td class="column-5">35</td>
<td class="column-6">95.5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">Passing on
Protecting</span></p>


So you’ve seen the good, but what about the bad? The man who finished bottom
of the entire NFL only saw 246 snaps at tackle after being forced to move there,
yet, despite his flaws, walked out with a Super Bowl ring. David
Diehlgave up four sacks, six hits and 20 hurries while spending 246
snaps in pass protection at left tackle, in stark contrast to the man he
replaced, Will Beatty, who finished ‘up’ in 50th with a PBE
rating of 93.6. Diehl was bad enough to leave Sam Baker, the
benched Atlanta Falcons left tackle, with the second lowest rating after the
former first round pick gave up four sacks, seven hits and 17 hurries on just
242 snaps in pass protection.
</p>


<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">Left in as
Liabilities</span></p>


At least the Falcons saw sense to bench Baker and the Giants had to move
Diehl to left tackle; what about the tackles who spent a whole year getting beat
like a drum? Well, of the tackles who played more than 500 snaps, none scored a
lower PBE than Marshall Newhouse who gave up 54 QB disruptions
on 544 pass blocks. That was slightly worse than the spent Marc Colombo
(53 on 543) managed, and even put Jeremy Trueblood to
‘shame’ with the Bucs right tackle giving up four sacks, five hits and 50
hurries on 596 pass blocks.</p>


2011
Pass Blocking Efficiency, Offensive Tackles, Bottom 20</p>
<table id="wp-table-reloaded-id-281-no-1" class="wp-table-reloaded wp-table-reloaded-id-281">
<thead>
<tr class="row-1 odd">
<th class="column-1">#</th>
<th class="column-2">Name</th>
<th class="column-3">Team</th>
<th class="column-4">Pass Block Snaps</th>
<th class="column-5">Total Pressure Allowed</th>
<th class="column-6">PBE</th></tr></thead>
<tbody class="row-hover">
<tr class="row-2 even">
<td class="column-1">56</td>
<td class="column-2">Jeremy Bridges</td>
<td class="column-3">ARZ</td>
<td class="column-4">319</td>
<td class="column-5">26</td>
<td class="column-6">93.3</td></tr>
<tr class="row-3 odd">
<td class="column-1">57</td>
<td class="column-2">Sean Locklear</td>
<td class="column-3">WAS</td>
<td class="column-4">205</td>
<td class="column-5">17</td>
<td class="column-6">93.3</td></tr>
<tr class="row-4 even">
<td class="column-1">58</td>
<td class="column-2">Jeromey Clary</td>
<td class="column-3">SD</td>
<td class="column-4">621</td>
<td class="column-5">56</td>
<td class="column-6">93.0</td></tr>
<tr class="row-5 odd">
<td class="column-1">59</td>
<td class="column-2">J'Marcus Webb
</td>
<td class="column-3">CHI</td>
<td class="column-4">549</td>
<td class="column-5">48</td>
<td class="column-6">92.9</td></tr>
<tr class="row-6 even">
<td class="column-1">60</td>
<td class="column-2">Levi Brown</td>
<td class="column-3">ARZ</td>
<td class="column-4">620</td>
<td class="column-5">56</td>
<td class="column-6">92.8</td></tr>
<tr class="row-7 odd">
<td class="column-1">61</td>
<td class="column-2">Wayne Hunter</td>
<td class="column-3">NYJ</td>
<td class="column-4">604</td>
<td class="column-5">54</td>
<td class="column-6">92.8</td></tr>
<tr class="row-8 even">
<td class="column-1">62</td>
<td class="column-2">Barry Richardson</td>
<td class="column-3">KC</td>
<td class="column-4">552</td>
<td class="column-5">50</td>
<td class="column-6">92.8</td></tr>
<tr class="row-9 odd">
<td class="column-1">63</td>
<td class="column-2">Kareem McKenzie</td>
<td class="column-3">NYG</td>
<td class="column-4">626</td>
<td class="column-5">59</td>
<td class="column-6">92.7</td></tr>
<tr class="row-10 even">
<td class="column-1">64</td>
<td class="column-2">Jammal Brown</td>
<td class="column-3">WAS</td>
<td class="column-4">463</td>
<td class="column-5">43</td>
<td class="column-6">92.5</td></tr>
<tr class="row-11 odd">
<td class="column-1">65</td>
<td class="column-2">Rodger Saffold</td>
<td class="column-3">SL</td>
<td class="column-4">359</td>
<td class="column-5">32</td>
<td class="column-6">92.5</td></tr>
<tr class="row-12 even">
<td class="column-1">66</td>
<td class="column-2">Jeremy Trueblood</td>
<td class="column-3">TB</td>
<td class="column-4">596</td>
<td class="column-5">59</td>
<td class="column-6">92.4</td></tr>
<tr class="row-13 odd">
<td class="column-1">67</td>
<td class="column-2">Brandon Keith</td>
<td class="column-3">ARZ</td>
<td class="column-4">321</td>
<td class="column-5">31</td>
<td class="column-6">92.4</td></tr>
<tr class="row-14 even">
<td class="column-1">68</td>
<td class="column-2">Marc Colombo</td>
<td class="column-3">MIA</td>
<td class="column-4">543</td>
<td class="column-5">53</td>
<td class="column-6">92.3</td></tr>
<tr class="row-15 odd">
<td class="column-1">69</td>
<td class="column-2">Marshall Newhouse</td>
<td class="column-3">GB</td>
<td class="column-4">544</td>
<td class="column-5">54</td>
<td class="column-6">92.2</td></tr>
<tr class="row-16 even">
<td class="column-1">70</td>
<td class="column-2">Jonathan Scott</td>
<td class="column-3">PIT</td>
<td class="column-4">203</td>
<td class="column-5">20</td>
<td class="column-6">91.9</td></tr>
<tr class="row-17 odd">
<td class="column-1">71</td>
<td class="column-2">Guy Whimper</td>
<td class="column-3">JAX</td>
<td class="column-4">472</td>
<td class="column-5">48</td>
<td class="column-6">91.6</td></tr>
<tr class="row-18 even">
<td class="column-1">72</td>
<td class="column-2">James Carpenter</td>
<td class="column-3">SEA</td>
<td class="column-4">311</td>
<td class="column-5">33</td>
<td class="column-6">91.6</td></tr>
<tr class="row-19 odd">
<td class="column-1">73</td>
<td class="column-2">Lance Louis</td>
<td class="column-3">CHI</td>
<td class="column-4">347</td>
<td class="column-5">38</td>
<td class="column-6">91.2</td></tr>
<tr class="row-20 even">
<td class="column-1">74</td>
<td class="column-2">Sam Baker</td>
<td class="column-3">ATL</td>
<td class="column-4">242</td>
<td class="column-5">28</td>
<td class="column-6">90.9</td></tr>
<tr class="row-21 odd">
<td class="column-1">75</td>
<td class="column-2">David Diehl</td>
<td class="column-3">NYG</td>
<td class="column-4">246</td>
<td class="column-5">30</td>
<td class="column-6">90.4</td></tr></tbody></table>


As we always say, these numbers offer a degree of context, but aren’t the
best measuring tool as to the best pass blocking tackles in the league. Our
grading methodology accounts for the nature of the pressure–when it comes and
how quickly–so it’s a better tool to defer to. But Signature Stats like pass
blocking efficiency can explain those gradings and often reinforce what the eye
sees when you really look; which OTs’ are giving up pressure on a regular basis.
It explains why players like Sam Baker got benched and goes a long way to
quantifying just how much of a slump Kareem McKenzie had this
year. It can also put a number to just how good Joe Thomas is
and helps show just how much the New England Patriots missed a healthy
Sebastian Vollmer when it mattered.</p>


Come back tomorrow as we go further into our Pass Blocking Efficiency sig
stat to look at how all the linemen played when they lined up on the interior of
the line."</p>

RoanokeFan
02-20-2012, 09:28 AM
Just some information pointing to our need to address the OLine. I sure hope Will Beatty's eye surgery took.

deekay7685
02-20-2012, 11:52 AM
why are so many Giant fans happy that Diehl is replacing an ineffective tackle (McKenzie) when the stats shows he was actually worst and makes a lot of money?