2011 Steelers Play Direction Stats Report After 2 Weeks

Only 2 games are in the books so far so it is hard to draw any hard conclusions from the play direction stats below. The thing that jumps out though on offense is the short passing game numbers versus the deep passing numbers as the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks were concerned about Mike Wallace beating them deep. The Steelers have been able to work the short areas nicely with all four receivers for the most part. Going forward, the Steelers need to be able to run the ball better against teams that choose to keep the safeties deep and guard against the explosive play.

As far as the defense goes the Steelers have only been tested 8 times deep. Both the Ravens and Seahawks chose to mostly work the short areas in the passing game to no surprise. The rushing defense numbers should come around as Ray Rice and Ricky Williams were responsible for most of these numbers.

Steelers Play Direction Stats Report After 2 Weeks

Rushing Offense
Left EndLeft TackleLeft GuardMiddleRight GuardRight TackleRight End
Plays: 0Plays: 3Plays: 9Plays: 14Plays: 13Plays: 8Plays: 1
NFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: 28NFL Rank: 2NFL Rank: 11NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 6NFL Rank: 31
Avg: N/AAvg: 2.67Avg: 2.11Avg: 2.07Avg: 4.69Avg: 6.50Avg: 23.00
NFL Rank: N/ANFL Rank: 25NFL Rank: 24NFL Rank: 30NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: 6NFL Rank: 1
Rushing Defense
Left EndLeft TackleLeft GuardMiddleRight GuardRight TackleRight End
Plays: 4Plays: 9Plays: 7Plays: 9Plays: 8Plays: 5Plays: 2
NFL Rank: 21NFL Rank: 6NFL Rank: 7NFL Rank: 23NFL Rank: 5NFL Rank: 20NFL Rank: 29
Avg: 9.75Avg: 4.78Avg: 7.71Avg: 4.33Avg: 4.63Avg: 2.20Avg: 2.50
NFL Rank: 28NFL Rank: 20NFL Rank: 29NFL Rank: 19NFL Rank: 19NFL Rank: 5NFL Rank: 7
Passing Offense
Short LeftShort MiddleShort RightDeep LeftDeep MiddleDeep Right
Plays: 25Plays: 18Plays: 17Plays: 7Plays: 3Plays: 2
NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 7NFL Rank: 24NFL Rank: 7NFL Rank: 8NFL Rank: 26
Avg: 8.16Avg: 10.39Avg: 6.94Avg: 7.57Avg: 12.00Avg: 0.00
NFL Rank: 4NFL Rank: 5NFL Rank: 5NFL Rank: 22NFL Rank: 20NFL Rank: 26
Comp %: 72.00Comp %: 61.11Comp %: 76.47Comp %: 14.29Comp %: 66.67Comp %: 0.00
NFL Rank: 13NFL Rank: 22NFL Rank: 4NFL Rank: 25NFL Rank: 14NFL Rank: 26
Passing Defense
Short LeftShort MiddleShort RightDeep LeftDeep MiddleDeep Right
Plays: 16Plays: 9Plays: 25Plays: 5Plays: 1Plays: 2
NFL Rank: 23NFL Rank: 23NFL Rank: 11NFL Rank: 10NFL Rank: 27NFL Rank: 28
Avg: 6.56Avg: 7.22Avg: 5.56Avg: 14.80Avg: 0.00Avg: 0.00
NFL Rank: 20NFL Rank: 12NFL Rank: 16NFL Rank: 26NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 1
Comp %: 56.25Comp %: 77.78Comp %: 72.00Comp %: 60.00Comp %: 0.00Comp %: 0.00
NFL Rank: 7NFL Rank: 25NFL Rank: 23NFL Rank: 28NFL Rank: 1NFL Rank: 1

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