I have some numbers that I crunch when tallying up the first-half run/pass distribution last year.
But first off, I want to bring up another stat (one that I had brought up before.)
Advanced NFL stats chart it as Percentage of Deep Pass Attempts (pass attempts over 15 yards).
Basically, they involve routes longer than the 10-yd in/out routes by the receivers and all the screen passes, quick slants, etc.
It's a stat that charts the vertical passing game of a team.
Colt McCoy was at 14%. McNabb 15.4%, Kolb 16.6%, Alex Smith 17.3%, Brees 17.6%, Fitzpatrick 17.9%, Brady and Gabbert 18.6%, and so forth.
In the meantime, Schaub was at 21.6% and Yates 21.7%.
The numbers include play-off games.
The inference here is that we had more of a vertical attack than pass-oriented offenses such as the Pats and the Saints.
We were not a dink-and-dunk team even with Yates in the play-offs.
Let us be clear on that point.