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the yards per attempt avg stat for QBs? Wouldn't it be much more telling if it were yards per completion avg?
Think of it as an overall view of production per snap from scrimmage. Whenever we attempt to pass the ball, without taking success or failure into it, we average 5 yards (just an example) per play. Whenever we rush the ball we average 8. So it's just a way to break down offensive production into two categories: yards per rush attempt and yards per pass attempt.
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And if it helps further, you can break it down to yards per completion and break the runs down to yards per successful rushing attempt. Because if you get 0 or negative yards on a rushing attempt, that, to me, can be considered on the same level as an incomplete pass (0 yards rushing) or a lateral that lost yards (negative yards rushing).
This post was edited by AUFanInLou on 9/6/2012 at 2:03 PM
I like that. Has the NCAA ever tossed around the idea of adopting that practice?
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