Stuffs per carry Rankings (stuffs mean 0 and/or negative gain carries)

1.Ronnie Brown Mia .050
2 Ron Dayne Hou .052
3 Kenton Keith Ind .058
4 Edgerrin James Ari .059
5 Jamal Lewis Cle .060
6 Adrian Peterson Chi .060
7 Earnest Graham TB .063
8 Derrick Ward NYG .064
9 Brandon Jacobs NYG .064
10 Marion Barber Dal .069
11 Chris Brown Ten .069
12 Frank Gore SF .073
13 LenDale White Ten .076
14 LaMont Jordan Oak .076
15 Aaron Stecker NO .078
16 Joseph Addai Ind .080
17 DeShaun Foster Car .081
18 Laurence Maroney NE .081
19 Justin Fargas Oak .081
20 Kenny Watson Cin .084
21 Brian Westbrook Phi .086
22 Travis Henry Den .090
23 Clinton Portis Was .092
24 Brian Leonard StL .093
25 Sammy Morris NE .094
26 Fred Taylor Jac .094
27 Willie Parker Pit .097

Parker had the 27th worst Stuff percentage in 2007. Nearly 10% of his carries ended
in a stuff.



Ranking percentage of Rushes of 10+ yards or more

1.Adrian Peterson Min 18.1%
2. Fred Taylor Jac 15.5%
3. LaDainian Tomlinson 13.9%
4. Brian Westbrook Phi 13.4%
5. Brandon Jacobs NYG 13.3%
6. Marion Barber Dal 13.2%
7. Maurice Jones-Drew 13.1%
8. Ryan Grant GB 12.7%
9 Jamal Lewis Cle 11%
10 Willis McGahee Bal 11%
11 Justin Fargas Oak 10.8%
12 Frank Gore SF 10.7%
13 Shaun AlexanderSea 10.6%
14 Joseph Addai Ind 10.3%
15 Willie Parker Pit 9.8%

Some RB's have fewer long runs. but are more consistent play to play. They have
fewer stuffs.some Running backs have more long runs plays , but have more stuffs at the Line of scrimmage. Parker doesn't do anything especially well
.


NFL Leaders Rushing Yards on 1st & 10

1 Brian Westbrook Phi 781
2 Willis McGahee Bal 772
3 Willie Parker Pit 752
4 Jamal Lewis Cle 715
5 Thomas Jones NYJ 678
6 Adrian Peterson Min 655
7 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 643
8 Clinton Portis Was 623
9t Edgerrin James Ari 615
9t LenDale White Ten 615
11 Fred Taylor Jac 614
12t Joseph Addai Ind 573
12t Brandon Jacobs NYG 573
14 Marshawn Lynch Buf 571
15 Steven Jackson StL 569
16 Marion Barber Dal 513
17 Frank Gore SF 478
18 Laurence Maroney NE 477
19 Earnest Graham TB 449
20 Justin Fargas Oak 448

As you can see Parker had the 3rd most yards on 1st down in the league. But as
you will see below, the yards gained were due to the heavy amount of attempts, not
because he was ultra efficient on a per carry basis
.

NFL Leaders Yds/Carry, 1st Down & 10

1 Jerious Norwood Atl 6.2
2 DeAngelo Williams Car 5.7
3 Maurice Jones-DrewJac 5.6
4 Brian Westbrook Phi 5.6
5 Marion Barber Dal 5.5
6 Brandon Jacobs NYG 5.5
7 Derrick Ward NYG 5.3
8 Adrian Peterson Min 5.2
9 Fred Taylor Jac 5.1
10 Selvin Young Den 5.0
11 Laurence Maroney NE 5.0
12 Ronnie Brown Mia 5.0
13 Willis McGahee Bal 4.9
14 Justin Fargas Oak 4.9
15 Jamal Lewis Cle 4.6
16 Steven Jackson StL 4.6
17 Kenny Watson Cin 4.5
18 Kevin Jones Det 4.5
19 Chester Taylor Min 4.4
20 Earnest Graham TB 4.3
21 Joeseph ADDai Ind 4.3
22 Willie Parker Pit 4.3

Parker ranked 22nd in Yards per carry on 1st down. (for the record , he ranked 27th on 2nd down)

Note: If you break down the Steelers 3rd downs. over 50% of them were of third down
& 7 yards + or more. That was the 6 highest percentage in the league last
year. Also note that the Steelers ran theball on 1st and 2nd down more then all but
1 team in th NFL in 2007. Teams would just tee off on the QB as he would try to
complete 3rd and long.