Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Impact of defensive pressure, distance on pass completion

The data from 2010 Brazil Serie A provides data on passing that has not been previously available. The first rule of good analysis is that when you get new data, the first thing to do is to look at the data. So I started by generating a historgram of distance of all 118,445 passes in the data set. The result (below) is much as expected with the mean distance of pass being 21.6 yards, with more passes below 20 yards than above 30 yards.

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