Pros And Cons: Josh McCownJuly 7th, 2014
The nerds over at Pro Football Focus have spent the better part of the summer breaking down quarterbacks. Joe has to give the football Sheldon Coopers over there some mad props.
To Joe’s knowledge, no one, that means nobody, has pumped out quarterback info like that outfit has this past handful of weeks.
Now whether you covet the information or distrust the sources, that’s a different animal.
The spreadsheeters put out an exhaustive analysis of Josh McCown, and if Joe can read into any pattern McCown may have, granted it’s from only fives starts (or, in statgeekspeak, a “small sample size”), here is what Joe is gleaning from Steve Palazzolo.
* McCown’s best work is underneath throws or bombs. He struggled completing passes in the 21-to-30-yard range but excelled in bombs over 30.
* When McCown unloaded the ball under 3.5 seconds, he was quite good (hot read?). When he had all day to throw, he was good (what quarterback isn’t?).
* Crossing routes and slants? No bueno.
* Third downs? McCown was money.
You can read much more in the link above. The best common denominator Joe can come up with after reading all that statistical graffiti is that anyone who has concerns over the revamped offensive line of the Bucs, well, those concerns are warranted.