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Offensive Line and Sacks Given Up

I saw this mentioned in the comments by ChiefOskinosh, and I thought I'd write a quick post about it. This is solely on pass blocking: If you want run blocking stats, go pay thirty dollars for PFF premium, or ask me nicely.

This post gives the number of sacks given up by eack offensive lineman, and the number of sacks taken by Aaron Rodgers. Note: All numbers come from profootballfocus.com, and its really up to the person keeping track of the game if the play should be counted as a sack given up by the OL, or if Rodgers held the ball too long. I use PFF stats quite a bit, and I find them very credible: They match up to other statistics given by other websites. I don't trust them on secondary stats or wide receiver stats as much, because they can't see the whole play due to the lack of camera angles.

Anyways, here's the stats.

QB Aaron Rodgers: According to the judgement of the game-keepers at PFF, Rodgers has taken 7 sacks, 1 hit, and 4 pressures this season.

LT Marshall Newhouse: 732 total snaps logged [456 pass blocking], 7 sacks, 7 hits, and 21 pressures given up. 4 total penalties.

LG TJ Lang: 888 total snaps logged [554 pass blocking], 2 sacks, 0 hits, 8 pressures given up. 7 total penalties.

C Scott Wells: 863 total snaps logged [549 pass blocking], 2 sacks, 0 hits, 4 pressures given up. 2 total penalties.

RG Josh Sitton: 693 total snaps logged [431 pass blocking], 2 sacks, 1 hit, 1 pressure given up. 6 total penalties. [Note: Sitton has regressed a bit this year, as his penalty numbers and sack numbers have gone up. Compared to 2010, where he had 1 sack, 3 hits, and 18 pressures total (including the playoffs!). He didn't give up a sack the whole year.... until the Super Bowl. Amazing.]

RT Brian Bulaga: 680 total snaps logged [427 pass blocking], 1 sack, 2 hits, 16 pressures. 6 total penalties.

So there's the main offensive line players from this year. Next I'll look at the backup lineman, Chad Clifton, and the TE's and RB's in pass coverage.

LT Chad Clifton: 284 total snaps logged [174 pass blocking], 1 sack, 3 hits, 14 pressures. 3 total penalties.

G [Mainly RG, but can play LG as well] Evan Dietrech-Smith: 204 total snaps logged [124 pass blocking], 1 sack, 2 hits, 1 pressure. 2 total penalties.

T Derek Sherrod [Again, same as EDS, but Sherrod has played all over the line this season. I believe I've seen him play at every spot except C, including preseason.] 96 total snaps logged [55 pass blocking], 1 sack, 0 hits, 3 pressures. 1 total penalty.

TE Tom Crabtree: 237 total snaps logged [39 pass blocking], 1 sack, 1 hit, 1 pressure. 1 total penalty.

TE DJ WIlliams: 72 total snaps logged [6 pass blocking], 1 sack

TE Jermichael Finley: 688 total snaps logged [31 pass blocking], no hits, sacks or pressures. 5 total penalties.

TE Andrew Quarless: 203 total snaps [30 pass blocking], no hits, sacks, pressure, penalties. [Graded out positively in every category, and this should end the debate if Quarless is a bust or not: He's not. His blocking (pass and run) will be sorely missed.]

TE Ryan Taylor: 14 total snaps [1 pass blocking], no hits, sacks, or pressure. 1 penalty on ST.

RB Ryan Grant: 267 total snaps [41 pass blocking], 2 sacks, 0 hits, 1 pressure. 0 penalties.

RB James Starks: 428 total snaps [77 pass blocking], 1 sack, 0 hits, 1 pressure. 0 penalties. [Note: I once told someone I'd take Grant blocking over Starks because he's a veteran. I was wrong: Those are some outstanding pass blocking numbers from Grant. The stats clearly prove me wrong this time, as Starks has been much better in pass blocking this year.]

RB Brandon Saine: 42 total snaps [7 pass blocking], no sacks, hits, pressures, or penalties.

FB John Kuhn: 320 total snaps [63 pass blocking], 1 sack, 0 hits, 2 pressures. 1 penalty.

Well, it looks like the only spot that has been worrisome on the Packers O-line is LT. Newhouse hasn't been very good this season, and getting Clifton back for the playoffs should be a bit of an upgrade.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

[Oh, and by the way, Matt Flynn hasn't taken any sacks, hits, or pressures this season, and hasn't committed any penalties.] FLYNN4STARTINGQB

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