Originally posted by mike:
It was 220 yds in 5 games, which amounts to around 700 yds if he kept the 40 yd/game pace. Not bad for a 3rd receiver. But the fact that that was our leading receiver by week 5 goes more to show how bad our passing game was more than how good morgan was. His best games were the blowout in tampa and the 4th quarter comeback in philly.
I like him, bring him back, but I don't expect him to be the solution to our 3rd down woes or our passing game in general.
I beg to differ.....
in 2009 Morgan broke out 2 huge gains of 60+ yards each on 3rd down and long and did the same in 2010. Those big plays are what we need, even if you only get 3 or 4 out of a guy a season, if you're #3 guy is doing that against the #3 CB or S in a 3 or 4 wide set then he is doing his job.
Also the reason he was our leading receiver through 5 weeks was for a couple of reasons....
1. Braylon was hurt in the first quarter of game 2 and didn't see the field until 2 games after Morgan broke his ankle.
2. Crabtree missed the entire Cowboys game and played sparingly for the first month of the season.
by logic when the #1 and #2 receivers go down your #3 becomes your leading receiver.
Our leading receivers were Davis 300 yards, Morgan with 200 yards, Walker with 100 yards, Gore with 100 yards, and Walker with 70. That's what our offense is distribution and control.
Sorry but through week 11-16 organized coach ran practices with the playbook that is incredible production on all fronts if you ask me.