Originally posted by JimDrinkAMiller:
I never said gore was slowing down besides the receiving game and I do have proof there. 10 drops 2 years, 15 % drop rate, 48 receptions when he used to get that in 1 year.
If Gore is slowing down in the passing game, it is hard to detect. I do not think that you have presented any real
Drop Rate(per catchable pass)
In 2011, Gore had a dismal drop rate of 29.17%.
In 2012, Gore had a drop rate of 12.5%.
In the last year, Gore improved his drop by 16.67%..
His average drop rate over the last five years is 12.37%, which almost the same as his 2012 drop rate.
Drop rate (per target.)
In 2011, Gore had a drop rate per target of 24.13%.
In 2012, Gore had a drop rate per target of 11.76%.
Last year, he improved this rate by 12.37%
His drop per target average of the last five years, is 10.5%
His 2012 drop per target is 2.32% higher than his five year average.
edit: When I did my first calculation of Gore's, I used drops/targets.
I had not found the table with drops/catchable pass.
In 2011, Gore had a catch rate of 58.62%
In 2012, Gore had a catch rate of 82.35%
In the last year, Gore improved his catch rate by 23.73%
His five year average catch rate is 74.91%.
His catch rate in 2012 was 7.74 % better than his five year average.
If we remember that 2011 was the first year in the new offense, it becomes apparent that Gore's dismal numbers in 2011 were most likely an indication that Gore had a difficult time adapting to the new offense brought in by Harbaugh.
In the two years of this new offensive scheme, Gore has 55 receptions--an average of 27.5 a year.
But, in the last two years, he has been targeted a total of 63 times. In the last two years of the old offensive scheme, Gore was targeted 123 times.
There has been a 48.78 decrease in the number of passes thrown to Gore in the new offensive scheme.
In the last two years of the old offensive scheme Gore had 98 receptions—an average of 49.5 a year.
Again, it seems that the reduction in Gore's receptions seems to a result of the differences in offensive scheme, and not a result of Gore slowing down.
[ Edited by buck on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM ]