Originally posted by Rascal:
The fact that we haven't thrown the ball makes the disparity even worse.
No, it doesn't sound right. If you don't spread the ball and when your QB only selectively throws to limited targets, it is pis* easy to shut down your passing game.
No team operates like that even when there is a clear No. 1 receiver. Let me give you some examples :
- Tate - 63 targets in 10 games
- Baldwin - 48 targets in 10 games
- Kearse - 19 targets in 10 games
- Rice - 35 targets in 8 games
- Smith - 76 targets in 9 games
- Ginn - 36 targets in 9 games
- Lafell - 53 targets in 9 games
Usually the slot guys will get more targets as compared to the outside deep receivers, but even then the split is not as extreme as ours. Besides, what do you mean by "worthy" ? If a receiver is open he is "worthy", otherwise he shouldn't even be on the field. And if your QB doesn't throw the ball to anyone else, no secondary or young receivers will ever be able to improve and increase his contribution. We just don't use our secondary receivers, period !! Is not even about target split, we just flat out don't use them. That is a flaw system and you will never be able to sustain a healthy passing game that way.
You make a valid point. I agree there needs to be better ball distribution. But the stats you showed previously were misleading because Baldwin and Moore were not anywhere close to being 2nd or 3rd options like the players you listed for SEA or CAR.
Boldin - 64 targets in 9 games
Davis - 48 targets in 8 games
Williams - 27 targets in 9 games
So you see, the disparity is not nearly as large as you were making it seem comparing Boldin's targets to Moore and Baldwin.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Nov 13, 2013 at 5:14 AM ]