I posted the following stats the other day. But some still can't understand what this is about. Here are the stats once again. A further explanation is listed below.
2007 steelers rushing rankings
1st down #22 (unacceptable)
2nd down #27 (unacceptable)
3rd down #1
Red Zone #26 (unacceptable)
1st down #20 (wasn't much better)
2nd down #26 (wasn't much better)
3rd down #15
Red Zone #25 (wasn't much better)
1st down #14
2nd down #6
3rd down #24
Red Zone #8
1st down #11
2nd down #11
3rd down #2
Red Zone #12[/quote]
The stats I provided are based on Value per play. Not an over all average.
For example, take both teams. We will call them Team A and Team B.
Team A has 10 Rushing attempts. Team B also has 10 rushing attempts.
Team A's attempts were as follows
1,1, 1, -2, -1. 23, 5, 1,1,2 = 32 divide by 10 carries = 3.2 yards per rush
3,4,5,3,3,4,3,2,4, 1 = 32 /10 = 3.2 yards per rush
Going strictly by yards per carry or over all yardage, you would't notice a difference. But clearly Team B has the more efficient running game and their offense is staying out of third and long a lot more then Team A. this is where the Steelers running game falters. Value per play is not consistent. Its hit and miss. The offense doesn't run smooth. IT often needs the Superstar to bail them out of 3rd and long . I hope this makes a little sense to the non believers.