Steelers Pre Season Play Direction Report Versus Redskins

These are pretty much meaningless stats during the preseason, but they are fun to watch week to week as the Steelers progress through the preseason. Below are play direction stats from the Steelers first preseason game Friday night against the Redskins.

The thing that sticks out the most is that the Steelers did not run to the left side any on Friday night. Now they of course are a right handed running team and they only ran 18 times on the night with 2 of those times being Dennis Dixon scrambles. We should see a few runs to the left this week mixed in.

As far as the passing offense went, 16 of the 27 passes were split to the short left and short right side. Defensively the Steelers allowed a 75% completion rate to the short right side for average gain of 7.75 yards. Last regular season the Steelers ended with a 64.5% completion rate to that side for an average gain of 5.03 yards.

Rushing Offense
Left EndLeft TackleLeft GuardUp the MiddleRight GuardRight TackleRight End
Plays: 0Plays: 0Plays: 0Plays: 9Plays: 3Plays: 0Plays: 6
NFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: 9NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: 2
Avg Gain: 0Avg Gain: 0Avg Gain: 0Avg Gain: 6.67Avg Gain: 3.67Avg Gain: 0Avg Gain: 2.00
NFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: 2NFL Rank: 14NFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: 22
Rushing Defense

Left End
Left TackleLeft GuardUp the MiddleRight GuardRight TackleRight End
Plays: 13Plays: 3Plays: 1Plays: 8Plays: 1Plays: 3Plays: 6
NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 14NFL Rank: 17NFL Rank: 13NFL Rank: 21NFL Rank: 13NFL Rank: 2
Avg Gain: 4.85Avg Gain: 3.00Avg Gain: 0.00Avg Gain: 2.88Avg Gain: -3.00Avg Gain: 7.00Avg Gain: 4.50
NFL Rank: 15NFL Rank: 11NFL Rank: 2NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 27NFL Rank: 14
Passing Offense
Short LeftShort MiddleShort RightDeep LeftDeep MiddleDeep Right
Plays: 8Plays: 4Plays: 8Plays: 2Plays: 3Plays: 2
NFL Rank: 17NFL Rank: 16NFL Rank: 21NFL Rank: 15NFL Rank: 2NFL Rank: 17
Avg Gain: 2.75Avg Gain: 1.50Avg Gain: 8.25Avg Gain: 14.50Avg Gain: 9.67Avg Gain: 0.00
NFL Rank: 24NFL Rank: 29NFL Rank: 6NFL Rank: 8NFL Rank: 14NFL Rank: 20
Comp %: 37.50Comp %: 25.00Comp %: 62.50Comp %: 50.00Comp %: 33.33Comp %: 0.00
NFL Rank: 30NFL Rank: 29NFL Rank: 18NFL Rank: 7NFL Rank: 15NFL Rank: 20
Passing Defense
Short LeftShort MiddleShort RightDeep LeftDeep MiddleDeep Right
Plays: 11Plays: 7Plays: 12Plays: 1Plays: 6Plays: 3
NFL Rank: 4NFL Rank: 3NFL Rank: 6NFL Rank: 21NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 12
Avg Gain: 5.27Avg Gain: 7.00Avg Gain: 7.75Avg Gain: 0.00Avg Gain: 14.67Avg Gain: 5.33
NFL Rank: 17NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: 24NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: 11
Comp %: 72.73Comp %: 71.43Comp %: 75.00Comp %: 0.00Comp %: 66.67Comp %: 33.33
NFL Rank: 20NFL Rank: 18NFL Rank: 22NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: 15

I am, I'm me. 40 something, retired and a life long Steelers fan.