Originally posted by dtcomposer:
Interesting. Football Outsiders has us ranked as the number 1 Running team and the number 29 pass protection team...
I'd love to see how they break down their analysis at PFF. I found this paragraph interesting and also perplexing:
After getting gashed on the ground last week against New England, the Bills face another difficult task in slowing the 49ers' power running attack. San Francisco has averaged 5.5 yards per carry this season as the offensive line has been dominant and running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter have taken advantage of their work. The biggest improvement up front has been at right guard where Alex Boone has replaced last year's tandem of Adam Snyder and Chilo Rachal. The highest-graded 49ers lineman (+9.3), Boone has taken advantage of the first extended playing time of his career. The rest of the line has been fantastic as well, as all five starters are grading in the green and as a group they rank fifth in the league with a Pass Blocking Efficiency of 86.3. They've given up only five sacks , all charged to left tackle Joe Staley, so it's been a solid team effort up front for the 49ers.
I wonder how they are interpreting sacks? I'm guessing maybe sacks where there are no blitzes? Because, as we know the Niners have given up more than that. Does anyone have a link to how they determine their ratings?
You can pay $26 to find out how they do it...but I decided to look Neil Hornsby up and read an interview of him. A business consultant who loves football...you too can sign up to be a PFF consultant! Just email the site and fill out the form.
Not saying it's an inaccurate site but until I see a list of their analysts...
Edit: In the interview he mentioned that there are few good lines at the moment. Most teams are having difficulty. Didn't want to spend time comparing but I was wondering if any of you had the first four games this year versus last as far as sacks go?
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM ]