Spin Doctor wrote: MontanaHawk05 wrote:
Spin Doctor wrote:These same receivers were a lot more productive with Jackson under center, could they really have regressed THAT much?
Where is this idea coming from? I've been seeing it a lot lately, and I'm not sure where it's coming from.
Well, Sidney Rice through 4 games last year had 17 receptions for 264 yards with a 17.1 average and he had 1 TD. Also bear in mind that WHITEHURST was QB for one of these games.
In 4 games this year Rice has 12 receptions for 132 yards with a 11.0 average and one TD.
Doug Baldwin had 88 yards through 2 games (i'm using his first two) for 1 TD with an average of 12.4, this year he has 4 receptions for 23 yards with a 5.8 average and zero TDs.
Golden Tate had 35 yards for a 5.3 average and a TD, this year he has 113 yards for 16.1 yards with 2 TDs. Tate was our 5th receiver on the depth chart at this point.
Zach Miller had 62 yards for 8.5 while this year he has 90 yards for 10.1. I won't comment on how many times he goes out to catch a pass this year vs. last because I don't know.
More of this? First, lets be accurate. Rice missed the first two games last year and had 11 catches in next two. So, after 4 games, he had, not 17, but 11 receptions.
In those 4 games, Tarvaris had 136 attempts to Wilson's 100, and was playing from behind in 3 of those 4 games. Second, TJ and Rice WERE TEAMMATES in Minnesota, I hope they had some continuity together.
Other pertinent stats: TJ had more turnovers after 4 games, almost twice as many sacks, and we were all wondering if we were going to be picking Luck first in the draft.
Results based analysis means nothing unless you consider the process as well.