Sunday, December 16, 2007

Deep Down, Everyone Wants To Be A Quarterback

In the greatest Internet development since Baseball-Reference started doing daily stat updates earlier this year, sister site Pro-Football-Reference is now working on expanding its statistical database, allowing them to provide users with a much more detailed look at players throughout the game's history.

A snowy Sunday morning offered the perfect chance to snoop around the new site a bit (it's still in development, but the changes that have already been made are remarkable) and eventually ended up on the "Frivolities" page, one of my favorite stops at Baseball-Reference. Two new lists in particular caught my eye: "Non-Quarterback Passers" and "Cups of Coffee". Expect a post on the latter in the near future (maybe even today - depends on whether or not I have a heart attack while shoveling) - for now, however, I decided to look through the first section and see what some Hall of Famers and other prominent players have accomplished through the air in their careers.

Halfbacks/Fullbacks

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT Rating
Marcus Allen 12 27 282 6 1 106.8
Jerome Bettis 3 6 63 3 1 87.5
Jim Brown 4 12 117 3 0 110.1
Earl Campbell 1 3 57 1 1 81.9
Eric Dickerson 1 2 15 1 1 75.0
Tony Dorsett 2 8 41 1 1 48.4
Marshall Faulk 0 2 0 0 0 39.6
Frank Gifford 29 63 823 14 6 92.5
Archie Griffin 3 4 39 2 0 144.8
Franco Harris 0 1 0 0 0 39.6
John Henry Johnson 2 5 25 2 1 56.2
Leroy Kelly 3 16 93 2 0 90.9
Curtis Martin 2 2 36 2 0 158.3
Hugh McElhenny 2 7 13 1 1 39.6
Bobby Mitchell 3 3 61 1 0 158.3
Lenny Moore 3 12 33 2 2 39.6
Walter Payton 11 34 331 8 6 69.6
Joe Perry 3 11 79 1 0 87.3
Dan Reeves 14 32 370 2 4 68.0
John Riggins 0 2 0 0 0 39.6
Barry Sanders 1 4 11 0 1 0.0
Gale Sayers 4 18 111 1 2 31.7
O.J. Simpson 6 16 110 1 0 82.8
Emmitt Smith 1 1 21 1 0 158.3
Thurman Thomas 0 1 0 0 39.6
LaDainian Tomlinson 8 11 143 7 0 154.4
Herschel Walker 1 3 12 0 0 46.5

Wide Receivers
Player Comp Att Yards TD INT Rating
Lance Alworth 1 2 -11 0 0 56.2
Isaac Bruce 3 7 81 0 1 46.4
Keyshawn Johnson 0 5 0 0 2 0.0
Charlie Joiner 0 1 0 0 0 39.6
Steve Largent 2 7 29 0 0 44.3
James Lofton 1 5 43 0 0 62.9
Art Monk 1 2 46 0 0 95.8
Randy Moss 4 8 106 2 1 95.8
Jerry Rice 3 10 71 1 1 50.4
Charley Taylor 3 14 99 1 1 50.6

Tight Ends
Player Comp Att Yards TD INT Rating
Dave Casper 0 1 0 0 0 39.6
Jackie Smith 0 3 0 0 1 0.0

Defense
Player Comp Att Yards TD INT Rating
Lou Groza 1 4 -7 0 1 0.0
Yale Lary 0 4 0 0 0 39.6

Punter/Kicker
Player Comp Att Yards TD INT Rating
Ray Guy 2 3 54 0 1 70.1
Adam Vinatieri 1 1 4 1 0 122.9

1 Comment:

Eric Angevine said...

Wow. Vinatieri really is god.