Weekly dashboard of QB stats. Thanks to the nflscrapR project and the NFL Next Gen Stats who are the timely sources of this data. Shout-out to Arrowhead Pride’s Ethan Douglas whose weekly advanced analytics articles inspired some of these reports (OK, I stole them). Commentary will be brief but feel free to let me know in the comments that stats aren’t everything.
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Let’s mix it up and start with how Jacoby Brissett did in this week’s game.
That’s a really good 2nd quarter sandwiched between 3 other quarters that I’ll call “not really good”. How does that compare on the whole? Terribly.
The lesson here is that the folks that claim that we can win with a game manager at QB are right. If we have a shutdown defense, rush for 200+ yards and get 2 special teams scores then we can beat some of the worst teams in the league.
Brissett needs to work on his YAC. The pass to himself only gained 2 yards after the catch. I’d like to see his air yards to himself increase as well. As far as QB self-completions go, Brissett’s was just “meh”. I mean Marcus Mariota threw a TD pass to himself in a playoff win for cryin’ out loud.
Jack Doyle has fallen off a cliff since Ebron done got gone.
Brissett’s average depth of target and average air yards per catch has been trending up and that is good thing as long as completion rate does not suffer too much. . . which it has.
I keep putting up the following TD chart but Brissett keeps not throwing TDs. Is it me?
So, he was money between 0 - 10 yards over the middle. Outside of that . . . not money.
This is the 3rd week in a row with a completion rate below expectation. If he keeps this up, people might call him inaccurate . . . you know, like I did at the beginning of the year.