CHART WEEK – Part 5: Tackling and Run Defense

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Today, in the final installment of CHART WEEK, we’ll take a look at the IU defense’s tackling and general performance against the run. As a reminder, we’ve aggregated our weekly Film Study charts for the full 2016 season, and each day this week, we will use a few of those charts to learn something about what happened in 2016 and what might happen in 2017. We’ve already covered the pass rush, passing offensepassing defense, and rushing offense.

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CHART WEEK – Part 4: Rushing Offense

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More CHARTS! As a reminder, we’ve aggregated our weekly Film Study charts for the full 2016 season, and each day this week, we will use a few of those charts to learn something about what happened in 2016 and what might happen in 2017.

We’ve already covered the pass rush, passing offense, and passing defense.  We’ll cover the rushing offense today before CHARTING our way through tackling and rush defense tomorrow.

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CHART WEEK – Part 3: Passing Defense

CHART WEEK rolls on today. As a reminder, we’ve aggregated our weekly Film Study charts for the full 2016 season, and each day this week, we will use a few of those charts to learn something about what happened in 2016 and what might happen in 2017.

On Monday, we looked at IU’s pass rush in 2016, and yesterday, Billy dug into IU’s passing offense. Today’s post delves into IU’s pass coverage, which, like the defense as a whole, improved dramatically in 2016.

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CHART WEEK – Part 2: Passing Offense

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It is day 2 of Chart Week! If you checked out the weekly Film Study posts during the season, you probably became familiar with several charts tracking certain stats from that week’s game. Now we’ve aggregated those charts for the full 2016 season, and each day this week, we will use a few of those season-long charts to learn something about what happened in 2016 and what might happen in 2017.

Yesterday we covered IU defense’s pass rush.  Today is the offensive passing game.

The Indiana passing game took a step back in 2016 with Richard Lagow having an up-and-down debut season.  As discussed previously, Lagow especially struggled on passes traveling 20+ yards downfield.  Today we’ll further examine his passing chart as well as dive into individual receivers.

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