Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hart Chart: Little Brother Michigan State

Hooray for Hart's semi-return. Very easy day of charting, 15 carries. Minor had 6 carries for 5 yards, and Brown had 2 for -1, so they get the boot this time. 100% Harty goodness.

O-Line: Long-Boren-Kraus-Ciulla-Schilling (ABC incorrectly puts McAvoy at RG).

CarryDirectionDownYardsYayNay
1left
1-108
Long, Boren
Kraus
2left
1-10
3
Long, Boren
Moundros, Kraus, Ciulla
3middle
2-7
37
Long, Moundros, Boren
-
4left
1-10
0
-
Moundros, Boren, Mitchell
5right
1-10-1
-
Long, Boren
6left
1-10
32
Long, Moundros, Butler, Kraus
-
7right
1-G-1
-
Boren
8left
1-G
5
Boren, Long, Kraus
-
9right
2-G
0
-
Long, Moundros
10right
1-10
2
-
Mitchell, Kraus
11middle
2-8
5
Boren, Kraus, Moundros
-
12left
1-10
1
-
Ciulla
13left*
2-9
6
Kraus
Ciulla, Schilling
14middle
2-10
1
Kraus
Mitchell, Helmuth
15middle
1-10
1
-
Boren, Moundros

Notes to know:
  • Carry #13: Designed to the left, yards up the middle.
By the numbers:
Left: 7 carries, 49 yards
Middle: 4 carries, 50 yards
Right: 4 carries, 0 yards
Total: 15 carries, 99 yards

Overall chart:

YayNayTotal
Long5
2
3
Boren5
4
1
Kraus
5
3
2
Ciulla
0
3
-3
Mitchell
0
3
-3
Schilling
0
1
-1
Moundros3
4
-1
Butler
1
0
1
Helmuth01-1
TOTAL19
21
-2


Thoughts:
  • If you look at the play by play, you notice that 69 yards came on two carries. Other than that, this was a very mediocre performance that would've been even worse if I charted pass protection, since Saint-Dic lived in the backfield all day.
  • It's interesting to consider: What would've happened if Hart was healthy enough to have more than two carries in the second half? It is not unreasonable to assume that he would've popped off a couple more 30+ yarders, but how would that have altered the playcalling? Would we still have fallen down by 10 if we had been able to move (run) the ball? If so, would we have still been able to come back? I ask that one because I'm wondering if DeBord and Carr would've let Henne sling it around as much as he did on the last two drives if there was a healthier Hart behind him. It's interesting to consider, and the -2 overall seems to be weird, but it is what it is.
  • Please be healthy the next two weeks, Mike. Please.

2 comments:

Chuck said...

The crazy 11-yard fumble return doesn't count?

Brian said...

I probably should've made a note of that...I don't understand why those 11 yards were officially counted as rushing yards, he picked up a fumble and ran with it, he wasn't handed the ball...oh well. It wasn't a designed run anyway, and there wasn't really any designed blocking on the play, Hart just made a really cool heads up play.