QB Charting, Week 2: AFC Roundup

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill: Week 2, at Indianapolis.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 17 25 250 4 32 0 0 7.52
Play-Action 5 7 51 1 5 0 0 5.75
Screen 1 1 18 0 0 1 0 38.00
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 23 33 319 5 37 1 0 7.95

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 0 0 2 0 3 1
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 1 1
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 0 4 2

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck: Week 2, vs. Miami.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 12 24 204 3 12 1 1 6.19
Play-Action 7 12 94 0 0 0 0 7.83
Screen 4 4 16 0 0 0 0 4.00
Designed Rollout 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 3.50
Total 25 43 321 3 12 1 1 6.17

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 4 38 1 0 1 5
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 0 1
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 38 1 0 1 6

Both second-year quarterbacks played well Sunday, though neither performed at a level beyond reproach. Tannehill’s two biggest plays (the 18-yard touchdown pass on a wide receiver screen to Mike Wallace and the 61-yard pass to Charles Clay) had more to do with terrible Colts defensive play than superlative offensive execution and he also had an additional muffed handoff to go along with his two fumbles in the pocket (one of which was lost). He retained the same command of the offense he possessed in the Week 1 game at Cleveland, however, only with much improved accuracy in this game.

Luck is listed with considerably more inaccurate throws than Tannehill, but most of those came on either on passes deep down the field and/or on throws targeted at Darius Heyward-Bey. He may have now officially supplanted Ben Roethlisberger as the toughest quarterback in the league to bring down, which is good considering his offensive line remains terrible. Through two games, though, he looks so much more at ease in Pep Hamilton’s Stanford offense than he did last year in Bruce Arians’ vertical passing attack. If he continues to do so Sunday on the road at San Francisco, it’ll probably be safe to assume that 2013 will represent a big jump for Luck.

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker: Week 2, at Houston.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 11 22 110 2 10 2 0 5.83
Play-Action 3 4 12 2 9 0 0 0.50
Screen 3 4 34 0 0 0 0 8.50
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 17 30 156 4 19 2 0 5.90

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 1 10 1 1, 10 yards 2 6
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 0 1
Screen 0 0 0 0 1 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 10 1 1, 10 yards 3 7

Houston Texans

Matt Schaub: Week 2, vs. Tennessee.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 21 38 268 2 18 2 2 5.00
Play-Action 3 8 20 0 0 1 0 5.00
Screen 2 2 10 0 0 0 0 5.00
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 26 48 298 2 18 3 2 5.00

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 0 0 0 1, 15 yards 2 5
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 0 2
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 1, 15 yards 2 7

Jerry Gray may still nominally be the defensive coordinator for the Titans this year, but the avalanche of blitzes Tennessee has sent Pittsburgh and Houston in the first two weeks of the season make it very clear that this is Gregg Williams’ defense now. And thus far, the Titans look to have the most improved defense in the league. Schaub only got sacked twice Sunday but got hit numerous more times and was under pressure on virtually every pass that didn’t involve a bootleg. Many of his listed inaccurate throws were also caused by the pressure the Titans put on him. Of course, the downside to any Gregg Williams defense is if you’re able to pick up the blitz, you can hit a lot of big plays down the field. And that’s what happened in Houston’s last three possessions Sunday in which they scored the game-tying touchdown, drove into position for the game-winning field goal and then actually scored the game-winning touchdown on the first possession of overtime.

Overall, though, the Titans have made quantum leaps defensively over last season’s debacle. Offensively, on the other hand, they might actually be worse. Jake Locker was really good on the fourth quarter drive that gave Tennessee a 17-16 lead but otherwise struggled mightily with his accuracy again and botched a perfect shotgun snap that cost the Titans around 20 yards. Further, the offensive line looks like a sieve and the receivers not named Kendall Wright are dropping too many passes when they’re actually catchable (like Kenny Britt’s huge drop on Tennessee’s last offensive play of the game). If that unit doesn’t improve by leaps and bounds in future weeks, the Titans’ defensive improvement will be all for naught.

Cleveland Browns

Brandon Weeden: Week 2, at Baltimore.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 17 25 144 3 28 0 0 4.14
Play-Action 4 8 83 2 11 0 0 7.20
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 21 33 227 5 39 0 0 4.95

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 1 2 0 0 1 2
Play-Action 1 5 0 0 1 1
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 7 0 0 2 3

Jason Campbell: Week 2, at Baltimore.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 1.50
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 1.50

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 0 0 0 1, 21 yards 1 1
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 0 0
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 1, 21 yards 1 1

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco: Week 2, vs. Cleveland.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 17 26 159 1 5 1 0 6.44
Play-Action 3 5 41 1 9 0 0 5.33
Screen 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 7.00
Designed Rollout 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 4.00
Total 22 33 211 2 14 1 0 6.20

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 1 9 0 0 3 3
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 0 1
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 9 0 0 3 4

Two defenses that played pretty poorly in Week 1 rebounded with strong outings Sunday in one of the best defensive games of the week. Weeden appears to have made strides with his accuracy this year, which is an encouraging sign. What’s not encouraging for his long-term viability as a starting quarterback is his terrible mobility and pocket presence, the former of which will only get worse as he turns 30 next month and the latter of which rarely gets corrected if not fixed immediately upon entering the league.

Flacco had a shaky first half, but then again so did the entire Ravens offense. To no one’s surprise, Flacco tried a series of bombs to Torrey Smith in the first half, each one failing for different reasons. The Ravens had success in the second half with crossing routes off of deep clearouts, however, and Flacco didn’t throw a single inaccurate pass after halftime. The problem with the Ravens offense essentially remained the same as in their Week 1 loss at Denver: the absence of any reliable possession receiver meant an offense that largely stagnated if the long bombs to Smith or Marlon Brown didn’t work. Ray Rice’s iffy status for this week’s game against Houston won’t help matters.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Chad Henne: Week 2, at Oakland.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 15 24 160 2 14 1 0 5.62
Play-Action 8 10 70 3 13 0 0 4.39
Screen 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 3.50
Designed Rollout 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 4.00
Total 25 37 241 5 27 1 0 5.57

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 1 9 0 0 5 2
Play-Action 0 0 0 0 1 0
Screen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 9 0 0 6 2

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor: Week 2, vs. Jacksonville.

Passing Breakdown

Comp. Att. Yards Sacks Sck Yards TDs INTs ANY/A
Dropback 7 13 69 1 7 0 0 4.43
Play-Action 5 7 42 2 7 0 0 3.89
Screen 3 3 15 0 0 0 0 5.00
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 15 23 126 3 14 0 0 4.31

Rushing/Miscellaneous Stats

Scrambles Yards Fumbles Penalties Drops Inaccurate throws
Dropback 2 10 1 0 1 2
Play-Action 2 8 1 0 1 1
Screen 0 0 1 0 0 0
Designed Rollout 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 18 3 0 2 3

Oh, mercy. After watching the film of this debacle, I can fully understand why Orlando’s CBS affiliate apologized for depriving area viewers access to the Manning Bowl – while the game was going on. The Jaguars offense is in such a shambles right now, it’s tough to imagine how they’re going to gain yards, let alone score points, at Seattle this week. Given the circumstances (an offensive line that didn’t block anyone, receivers that dropped half the passes that were thrown to them, shotgun snaps deflecting off motioning players’ hips, etc.), Henne’s performance was downright heroic and honestly one of the better performances I saw all week. There was nothing else about that offense that was remotely professional after Maurice Jones-Drew got hurt and Henne hung in there anyway, consistently making the right decisions and throwing accurate passes. I’m legitimately scared for his life when he has to line up behind that offfensive line against the Seahawks.

As for Terrelle Pryor, much like in Week 1’s game at Indianapolis, the former Ohio State quarterback continued to run around like a chicken with its head cut off – only with considerably worse results this time. Two of his three fumbles were simple drops of straightforward shotgun snaps and he once again tended to scramble too soon without letting pass plays fully develop. He also wasn’t particularly accurate when he did throw the ball – I’ve got him down for three inaccurate incompletions, but there were several more passes he completed that were also thrown poorly that his receivers bailed him out on. The matchup against the Broncos this coming Monday Night is a worrisome one for Pryor because most of his success in the first two games has come as a result of playing two inexperienced and over-eager defenses. The Broncos don’t appear to be a great defense this year, but they’re a considerably older and wiser group and Pryor may not be able to successfully free-lance as often.

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