Introducing a new stat — PASR

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Big Ben leads a ’9′ passing attack, in my new “PASR” ratings

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Defence, shmee-fence. Success in today’s NFL hinges on how prolific your passing attack is.

Ergo, in this season preview we debut our first NFL Passing Aptitude and Skill Rankings.

PASR, for short.

Two factors are vital in the passing game, of course, regardless of what scheme you run. That is, how good is your quarterback, and how good are your receivers (wideouts, slots, tight ends and running backs)?

We’ve weighted these two factors accordingly — with QB Rating out of 5, and Receivers Rating out of 4.

Two other factors must be included, each with the ability to slightly increase or decrease the above total. Hence, the Protection Adjustment (+1, 0 or —1) and rushing-threat adjustment (+1, 0 or —1).

If you can’t properly protect your QB, your offence isn’t as good, and the opposite is true too. Same thing with your rushing attack; if you have a good one, a defence cannot cheat as much against your passing attack, but if it’s no threat they’ll just worry about the pass.

A perfect score in PASR is 11. No surprise, the New Orleans Saints pull off the best grade — with a 10. The worst? Again no surprise — the Miami Dolphins with a 2.

Let us know what you think of PASR, via e-mail or Twitter.

john.kryk@sunmedia.ca
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AFC EAST

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
QB: Tom Brady (13th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 5
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 4
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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8

BUFFALO BILLS
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick (8th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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5

NEW YORK JETS
QB: Mark Sanchez (4th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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4

MIAMI DOLPHINS
QB: Ryan Tannehill (rookie)
QB RATING (1-5): 1
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 1
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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2

AFC NORTH

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
QB: Ben Roethlisberger (9th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 5
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 4
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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9

BALTIMORE RAVENS
QB: Joe Flacco (5th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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7

CINCINNATI BENGALS
QB: Andy Dalton (2nd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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6

CLEVELAND BROWNS
QB: Brandon Weeden (rookie)
QB RATING (1-5): 1
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 1
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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3

AFC SOUTH

HOUSTON TEXANS
QB: Matt Schaub (9th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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8

TENNESSEE TITANS
QB: Jake Locker (2nd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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5

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
QB: Andrew Luck (rookie)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 1
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
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3

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
QB: Blaine Gabbert (2nd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 1
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 1
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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3

AFC WEST

OAKLAND RAIDERS
QB: Carson Palmer (10th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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6

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
QB: Matt Cassel (8th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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6

DENVER BRONCOS
QB: Peyton Manning (15th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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6

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
QB: Philip Rivers (9th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
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6

NFC EAST

NEW YORK GIANTS
QB: Eli Manning (9th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 5
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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8

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
QB: Michael Vick (12th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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7

DALLAS COWBOYS
QB: Tony Romo (9th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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5

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
QB: Robert Griffin III (rookie)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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4

NFC NORTH

GREEN BAY PACKERS
QB: Aaron Rodgers (8th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 5
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 4
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
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9

DETROIT LIONS
QB: Matthew Stafford (4th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 4
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
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7

CHICAGO BEARS
QB: Jay Cutler (7th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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6

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
QB: Christian Ponder (2nd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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4

NFC SOUTH

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
QB: Drew Brees (12th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 5
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 4
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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10

ATLANTA FALCONS
QB: Matt Ryan (5th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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7

CAROLINA PANTHERS
QB: Cam Newton (2nd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 4
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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7

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
QB: Josh Freeman (4th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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5

NFC WEST

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
QB: Alex Smith (8th year)
QB RATING (1-5): 3
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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7

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
QB: Russell Wilson (rookie)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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5

ARIZONA CARDINALS
QB: John Skelton (3rd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 1
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 3
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 1
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4

ST. LOUIS RAMS
QB: Sam Bradford (3rd year)
QB RATING (1-5): 2
RECEIVERS RATING [WR/TE/RB] (1-4): 2
PROTECTION ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): —1
RUSHING-THREAT ADJUSTMENT (+1, 0 or -1): 0
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One thought on “Introducing a new stat — PASR

  1. Teddy

    Seriously? The Bills have a 0 Rushing threat? Fred Jackson was leading the league last year before his injury, and CJ spiller last week rushed for 169 yds on 14 carries…

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