Completely ripped off from MGoBrian.
He explains his terms here http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/hennechart-legend.html
|dead on||catchable||inaccurate||bad read||throwaway||batted||pressure|
14 passing attempts and 4 end up in the catchable category. Yes drops happened in this game, and they hurt, but even in the 10 instances when Bauserman found a target he wanted and the ball wasn’t batted down at the line of scrimmage only 4 found their way to that target.
Miller had a bad read that lead to an interception (It was 2nd and 6 and he had Hall underneath for 4 yards+, but instead forced into a zone and the ball was tipped up). His inaccurate attempt might not belong in that column. On 3rd and 12 Miller broke out of the pocket, saw Reed running into a hole in the zone. Miller’s throw is into the middle of the hole, but Reed continues running through the hole instead of sitting in it, so the pass appears to be behind him. While you may say that Miller’s two completions were in garbage time I prefer to see it as the first time all year that an Ohio State quarterback completed a pass when the defense dropped 8 into coverage.
Bauserman took a sack on 3rd and long and it was the right play. Ohio State was trying to set up a screen, but one Miami linebacker was in position to intercept and take it to the house. His 0 yard scramble came when Miami rushed 6, the line picked it up, and Bauserman was unable to find a target. I swear if Bauserman starts again I am applying for copyright on the phrase “Bauserman was unable to find a target.”
Miami chooses to rush 3 and this causes panic by Miller who runs directly into one of the defensive linemen for the sack. The fumble on the designed run is on an end around option play where Miller hits the ball on Hall’s hip while trying to pull the ball out. Without that 4 yard loss Miller is getting 6 yards per carry in this game. Also something about holding on to the football and its importance, I swear I had something for this.
In defense of Reed and Spencer, their drops are on balls that follow very unusual flight patterns. Reed in particular is trying to catch a knuckleball that he jumps for, then is reaching below his waste when the ball gets to him.
This next table is similar to what I think mgobrian is doing with his receiving chart but I am unable to find a link to his explanations so mine will have to do. The first digit in the grade is from the receiver’s point of view, 4 easy to 1 impossible. The second digit indicates the presence of the defender (1 there, 0 not there) at the time the ball hits the receiver’s hands. When I say there, I mean close contact.
11 Bad pass, tight coverage.
10 Bad pass, no defender to stop it
21 Really tough ball to catch and in tight coverage. A catch on this means the receiver is saving his qb.
20 Really tough ball to catch, no coverage.
31 Ball outside the strike zone, tight coverage
30 Ball outside the strike zone, no coverage
41 Ball on the money, tight coverage
40 Ball on the money, no coverage
For the receivers this is catches/opportunities