Pass vs. Run Playcalling

Did some calculations on this season thus far.

--------------- Pass %--Rush %
Winnipeg-------79%-----21%
Edmonton------73%-----27%
Toronto---------68%-----32%
BC--------------65%-----35%
Montreal--------61%-----39%
Calgary---------60%-----40%
Saskatchewan--55%-----45%
Hamilton--------45%-----55%

Interesting! That's some balanced attack the 'riders and 'cats have going.

And everyone claims we have a pass offense, well i guess when you have someone like Wes Cates or Jesse Lumsden it aint hard to adapt

not to mention some of the stats are skewd in one direction or the other due to playing from behind. cough winnipeg cough

Yeah, exactly. Obviously things will even out a bit more as the season progresses. I plan on updating this as often as I can throughout the year.

Updated after week 3.

--------------- Pass %--Rush %
Winnipeg-------78%-----22%
Toronto---------73%-----27%
Montreal--------67%-----33%
Edmonton------65%-----35%
BC--------------62%-----38%
Calgary---------60%-----40%
Saskatchewan--58%-----42%
Hamilton--------48%-----52%

After Week 7(#'s for week 8 are not out yet) pass vs. rush playcalling.

--------------- Pass %--Rush %
Winnipeg-------72%-----28%
Toronto---------69%-----31%
Montreal--------68%-----32%
Edmonton------68%-----32%
BC--------------64%-----36%
Calgary---------63%-----37%
Saskatchewan--58%-----42%
Hamilton--------53%-----47%

Grey Cup Teams of Last Two Seasons
------------------ Pass %--Rush %
'07 Bluebombers--65%----35%
'06 Alouettes----65%----35%
'07 Roughriders--64%----36%
'06 Lions--------64%----36%

Extremes of NFL '07
------------------- Pass %--Rush %
'07 New Orleans Saints-62%---38%
'07 Minnesota Vikings--47%---53%

Interesting Trends of Note:

  • The last two seasons of grey cup finalists featured teams with a pass % of about 64-65%. If this trend continues, it appears either BC or Calgary has a good shot at playing in the Grey Cup with a pass play call % of 64 and 63, respectively.
  • Who knew that the '07 Saints split up their play-calling about as much as the Stamps do this year?
  • Hamilton isn't all that far off from the unbalanced strong run call attack of the '07 Vikings.
  • Although not included, the '07 Esks have a pass/run play call distribution the same as this year's version, meaning the Esks are NOT running the ball more this season.
  • Weak teams represent both ends of the spectrum this season in terms of play call distribution, with Winnipeg being a strong passing team; and Hamilton being a strong rushing team.

Interesting stats, thanks.