Washington Redskins Inside the Numbers: Matt Ioannidis
By Joshua Grim
Beyond the Grade: Rush Defense
"According to PFF-“Run Stop Percentage”, focuses on running plays, and “Stops” are defined as tackles that constitute a “failure” for the offense."
Ioannidis’ rush defense grade of 64.4 had him ranked 59th in the league at his position. This number, on the surface, does not look great. However, once we break the numbers down a bit more, we should be able to see why he was graded at this level. We will also be able to determine what areas he needs to improve upon. Here are how the numbers break down in this category.
Rush Defense (Minimum of 182 plays)
Tackles – 41 (5th)
Missed Tackles – 5 (62nd)
Stops – 29 (6th)
Stop Percentage – 8% (27th) (“percentage of run plays where he was responsible for a stop”)
As we go beyond the grades, we can see that Ioannidis played much better than his grade of 64.4 would suggest. The one obvious “issue” area was his missed tackles. Outside of this area, he was able to post near top five stats in half of the categories, as well as nearly posting a top 25 rating in the “stop percentage” category. With just a couple less missed tackles next season, Ioannidis could raise his grades in this category significantly.