Forgive my ignorance, but what the hell do the numbers mean in the UFR wide receiver chart? It's not discussed in the UFR FAQ and it doesn't have the nifty explanation when you hoover over the heading like the quarterback chart does.
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0 is uncatchable, 1 is marginal, 2 a relatively easy catch, and 3 should be automatic.
The passes to each receiver are graded on toughness to catch, and then the fraction is the number of those passes that were caught.
3 is an easy catch. 2 is a harder catch, but it should still be caught. 1 requires acrobatics to catch. 0 is uncatchable. Each spot on the grid is number of catches/number of attempts. The left set of numbers is for the game, the right is for the season.
Charles Woodson could catch a 0.
i find it extremely strange that brian doesn't put this stuff in the mouseover text given that he keeps emphasizing that you can mouseover the QB chart.
Extremely strange? I find it hard to believe that it's any more than somewhat strange.
Brian mentioned earlier this season that he'd replace the numbers with text. Hopefully he does this. There's certainly enough room to do it
thank you much. i figured it was something like that, but wasn't sure.
If not, then you might try the very first chart after the play-by-play; It IS the QB's passing.
What do you mean? He has a QB passing chart.
The bottom chart you're referring to is not a "Final +/- chart", but more the running/blocking/protection chart. DR and DG are both there under backs,as in reference to their running game (passing still broken out above). The WRs you see here are for their blocking etc (receiving also above - i.e. note Jr's lack of numbers here, as opposed to good day he had in receiving chart).
That's the one. That is Denard's passing chart. (It has all of 2009, and select 2010 games for comparison - i.e. show progression/regression).
I don't think we have a separate chart for DG b/c of how few snaps (passing snaps for purposes of this chart) he's in on. Although Brian did list DGs stats in sentence form right below the chart:
"Gardner picked up a TA (the three yard run after a jet fake), a SCR (TD), and a CA+(Jackson to the three). ""
For now the chart is Denard.
Is there a reason why it is 1, 2, 3, 4 and isn't consisent with the nomenclature for the QBs?
Brian handles the QB chart and his (lazy) alter ego does the receivers chart.
They don't always correlate. For instance, a pass that is scored "DO" may still require the reciever to make a very difficult catch.
Maybe I'm missing something, but how can a pass simultaneously be dead-on and very difficult to catch?
The example that immediately comes to mind for me is a back shoulder throw on a fade route. The QB can make a perfect throw, but the reciever may still have to make a very difficult catch by contorting his body and staying in bounds.
In general any throw into tight coverage may be considered dead on if it is placed in a spot where only the reciever can get it, but that doesn't mean the reciever won't have to make a tough catch by diving, adjusting, etc.
If the pass hits the receiver in the numbers, but the receiver is busy texting his girl, then you'd get a DO pass that is very difficult to catch.
A defender bearing down on him, getting hit nwhile trying to make the catch and still catching it. Etc.
but a better example would be the following: If a wide-open receiver has to stop his route to catch a lazy fly, it can be an easy catch (3), but it would never get the "DO" designation.
Speaking of UFR, now that we're ~halfway through the season, it might be cool to see aggregated +/- totals for each player. Just a thought.
I already asked, and brian shot it down saying that the numbers aren't meant to be used in that manner.
How come some of the down/distance/formation header rows are shaded light blue while others are just the normal gray/whatever background color? I can't seem to find any common denominator as to why some are one color and others are another.
I've been wondering the same thing for a few weeks.