Dave Hyde wrote:
1. Ryan Tannehill’s success can be measured by a few analytics:http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/dave ... story.html
* Time to throw: Tannehill is second in the league at getting rid of the ball at an average 2.41 seconds (behind only Tennessee’s Blaine Gabbert). This tells you Tannehill often has a quick read on plays. He has been sacked six times (tied for 15th — along with Tom Brady).
* Completion percentage above expectation: Tannehill is fifth at 4.8 percent. Pat Mahomes is fourth at 5.3 percent and Eli Manning is sixth at 4.1 percent. This is the difference between a metric called “completion probability” based on factors like receiver separation, nearest defender and time of throw and the “expected completion percentage.”
* Aggressiveness: He’s 18th at 14.9 percent. This is a metric based on “numerous factors such as receiver separation from the nearest defender, where the receiver is on the field, the separation the passer had at time of throw from the nearest pass rusher and more.”
* Average yards to the sticks: 16th at minus-nine-tenths of a yard. So he’s throwing just short of first-down markers on average. This measures the “air Yards ahead or behind the first down market on all attempts for a passer. The metric indicates if the passer is attempting his passes past the 1st down marker or if he is relying on his skill position players to make yards after the catch.”)