The question came up in yesterday's post about a possible scheme change from a 3-4 base defense to a 4-3 set for the Arizona Cardinals. It dealt with Sam Acho and O'Brien Schofield and their effectiveness as pass rushers. Who was better? Who did it more often?
I have those numbers for you, as compiled by Pro Football Focus.
Pass rushing attempts:
Acho was on the field a lot. He logged over 1000 defensive snaps (1023). he was asked to rush the passer 385 times, good for 37.6 percent of the time.
Schofield, before going down for the season, logged 503 snaps and rushed the passer 209 times. That would be 41.6 percent of the time.
Groves was on the field for 481 snaps. He rushed the passer 144 times, good for 30 percent of the time.
Cardinals pass rushing numbers: Comparing Sam Acho, O'Brien Schofield and Quentin Groves
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