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Catching up with the receivers

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 16, 2006 at 9:03 am with 7 Comments »
November 16, 2006 9:03 am

11 16 2006 Receiver Breakdown3.jpgMike Holmgren has called his receivers a strength of the team and the strength of the offense. That could change some if the run blocking continues to improve. The chart at right shows the latest receiving breakdown. Coming out of the Oakland game, I was under the mistaken impression that Deion Branch was dropping quite a few passes. He did drop one against the Raiders, but in looking at my records, that was his first one since a first-quarter drop at St. Louis. I have him with three drops this season. Nate Burleson’s drop percentage remains inflated in part because Seattle quarterbacks have thrown only five passes his way after Oct. 1.

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  1. YAC is an important stat for the WCO since it emphasizes short passes. Of the seattle WRs, Hackett leads in the YAC category with 4.9 yards, followed by DJack (4.8), Branch (4.1), and Bobby (3.0). With his speed, height, catch percentage, and yac it looks to me like Hackett is making a strong case for being the #3 guy next year.

  2. It would be pretty easy and very telling to add the QB Rating for each WR.

  3. Over the first nine games of the season, you could make a pretty strong case for D-Jack being the team’s MVP, and he’s having a Pro Bowl-caliber year. That said, he seems to be dropping passes with increasing frequency, and returning to some old bad habits. Last week, he dropped a sure first down catch at the start of the third quarter when the Hawks were backed up against the end zone. It killed the drive and gave the Rams great field position. 10.1% drop rate is way too high for a player of his talent and ability — hopefully that number will drop come the playoffs.

  4. I could add passer rating. The numbers are a bit subjective but the rating would be fun. I’ll do it when time permits.

  5. Foobar your exactly right, and that’s why as I’ve said all along Bobby E. will be released…I love him but he’s to old. Hey Mike how’s Ben Obamanu doing on the PS?

  6. HawkFromDay1 says:

    At least we’re getting Mack Strong plenty of touches in the flat. The offense really sputters without those explosive plays.

    I can’t believe the guy can catch at all; his shoulder pads go from his ears, down to his elbows!

  7. TAC is important but if you drop the ball it is irrelavant .

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