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Running the Numbers: Interesting Stats on Tampa Bay

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At DallasCowboys.com, I took a look at some interesting numbers on the Tampa Bay Bucs. . .

44.8: The percentage of Freeman’s dropbacks during which he has faced pressure.

That’s the highest mark in the NFL. In comparison, Romo has been pressured on 37 percent of his passes.

130.7: The passer rating Josh Freeman has generated when throwing to Mike Williams.

Vincent Jackson is the obvious big-play threat for Tampa Bay, but Williams is a talented receiver as well. Opposing defensive coordinators have spent so much time focusing on Jackson that Williams has garnered a whole lot of single coverage. He’s parlayed that into two touchdowns in the season’s first two weeks.

95.2: The difference in Freeman’s passer rating when he faces pressure versus when he has a clean pocket.

The difference is far, far more substantial than the average quarterback. In comparison, Romo’s passer rating when pressured has historically been just around 20 points lower than when he’s given a clean pocket. Freeman might not be Drew Brees, but he generally won’t make mistakes unless you can get in his face. His passer rating through two weeks is 122.9 when given a clean pocket.

Check it out more stats at the team site.

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