PATS are tops in YAC... what does it mean?

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    The Patriots once again lead the NFL with 945 yards after the catch (YAC), according to information from ESPN's Stats & Analysis team.

    Accordg to this story on espnBoston, we are the top team in the entire NFL for yards after the catch. we are 11th in terms of plays run that lead to YAC. thats pretty good. accordg to brady, pats have tweaked their offense for more balance esp with winter coming and due to lack of consistency amongst their secondary receiver corps.  One thing they all seem to do from aiken to edelman to tate to faulk and morris is to run their buns off once they get an accurate ball in their hands in SPACE. helps brady too for he doesnt need to hold the ball forever like an aaron rodgers or to keep throwg bombs to get 30 yards or so. 

    Receiver Wes Welker is fourth in the NFL with 266 yards after the catch this season, according to ESPN data. Sammy Morris (131), Randy Moss (125), Julian Edelman (112),Kevin Faulk (104), and Sam Aiken (87) round out the top six.

    The YAC represents 45.35 of the Patriots' passing yards, which ranks 11th in the league.

    Yards after catch have been a big part of the Patriots' offensive identity in recent years. In 2008, the Patriots had the highest percentage of yards after catch (56) in the NFL.

    In 2007, the offense ranked second in total yards after catch.

     
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    [QUOTE]It's easy-The runt (Welker)catches a 3 yard pass from Brady because everybody is covered. The defense can't believe that a guy that size is actually on the field at that time in the 1st place-He (the Runt) takes advantage of that and gains a few extra yards. It's a meaningless stat so don't dwell upon it.
    Posted by LEONGR[/QUOTE]

    Of course it is meaningless. It only accounts for nearly half of the yards of the second ranked passing offense in the NFL and one third of the yards of the 4th ranked team in total offense. I mean, it isn't like it is all the yards or something.

    It is so meaningless, I wonder where the Jets rank. I had to scroll down to find them. Then I scrolled down some more. And some more. Ah, there they are. At 31st in YAC.

    So, yes, you are right. It must be meaningless seeing as how great the Jets are doing especially when comparing them to the Pats.
     
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    Don't tell Z, because he thinks Brady is just a bomber. 
     
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    it means Brady puts the ball in the right place at the right time in the best case scenerios to run after they catch it... and it also means that the OC is setting up each subsequent play tactfully in order to pujt playmakers like Welker, Moss and Faulker in a position to YAC it up
     
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    It means we have good receivers who get to catch the ball in stride.
     
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    [QUOTE]It means we have good receivers who get to catch the ball in stride.
    Posted by heisthejuan[/QUOTE]
    And good blocking on screens. That, with Welker's shiftyness makes our screens deadly.
     
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    [QUOTE]It's easy-The runt (Welker)catches a 3 yard pass from Brady because everybody is covered. The defense can't believe that a guy that size is actually on the field at that time in the 1st place-He (the Runt) takes advantage of that and gains a few extra yards. It's a meaningless stat so don't dwell upon it.
    Posted by LEONGR[/QUOTE]

    Its called "the jest didnt pick up welker" the patriots did....too bad!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]It's easy-The runt (Welker)catches a 3 yard pass from Brady because everybody is covered. The defense can't believe that a guy that size is actually on the field at that time in the 1st place-He (the Runt) takes advantage of that and gains a few extra yards. It's a meaningless stat so don't dwell upon it.
    Posted by LEONGR[/QUOTE]

    even if YAC is an irrelevant stat. i can think of one that probably isnt irrelevant... the pats are first in the division, and the Jests have gone 1-4 after a hot 3-0 start.  where does that rank on your scale of relevance Leon?
     
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    PATS are tops in YAC... what does it mean?

    They throw alot of short seam routes.

     
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    [QUOTE]It means we have good receivers who get to catch the ball in stride.
    Posted by heisthejuan[/QUOTE]

    It means we have a good QB who can hit the receivers in stride.
     
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    [QUOTE]It's easy-The runt (Welker)catches a 3 yard pass from Brady because everybody is covered. The defense can't believe that a guy that size is actually on the field at that time in the 1st place-He (the Runt) takes advantage of that and gains a few extra yards. It's a meaningless stat so don't dwell upon it.
    Posted by LEONGR[/QUOTE]


    You wish the Jets had that runt.
     
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    It means that we have 11 guys on offense playing hard all the way...
     
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    Its because Welker is freaking awesome!
     
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    [QUOTE]The Patriots once again lead the NFL with 945 yards after the catch (YAC), according to information from ESPN's Stats & Analysis team. Accordg to this story on espnBoston, we are the top team in the entire NFL for yards after the catch. we are 11th in terms of plays run that lead to YAC. thats pretty good. accordg to brady, pats have tweaked their offense for more balance esp with winter coming and due to lack of consistency amongst their secondary receiver corps.  One thing they all seem to do from aiken to edelman to tate to faulk and morris is to run their buns off once they get the ball in their hands. helps brady too for he doesnt need to hold the ball forever like an aaron rodgers or to keep throwg bombs to get 30 yards or so.  Receiver  Wes Welker  is fourth in the NFL with 266 yards after the catch this season, according to ESPN data.  Sammy Morris  (131),  Randy Moss  (125),  Julian Edelman  (112), Kevin Faulk  (104), and  Sam Aiken  (87) round out the top six. The YAC represents 45.35 of the Patriots' passing yards, which ranks 11th in the league. Yards after catch have been a big part of the Patriots' offensive identity in recent years. In 2008, the Patriots had the highest percentage of yards after catch (56) in the NFL. In 2007, the offense ranked second in total yards after catch.
    Posted by bubbakilla[/QUOTE]

    It means the Patriots don't have OL that can open holes for the RB corp and/or RB corp who can't consistently gain 100+ yards/game - so, we gotta make it up via short passes and YAC.
     
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    It means Welker is a machine. That guy is so fast in a small space its unreal. Did anyone notice where Denver was on that list? Just curious, because they run a similar offense.
     
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    [QUOTE]Bubba-Exactly what I said!
    Posted by GLeonR[/QUOTE]

    It is?

    Leon's response - It's easy-The runt (Welker)catches a 3 yard pass from Brady because everybody is covered.

    The defense can't believe that a guy that size is actually on the field at that time in the 1st place-He (the Runt) takes advantage of that and gains a few extra yards.

    It's a meaningless stat so don't dwell upon it.

    Summation - All other receivers are covered except for Welker who, because of his size, fools opposing defenses.

    BubbaH's response - It means the Patriots don't have OL that can open holes for the RB corp and/or RB corp who can't consistently gain 100+ yards/game - so, we gotta make it up via short passes and YAC.

    Summation - The Pats replace the running game with a short passing game.

    The fact that you think these are the exact same things might give us a clue into why you aren't able to think very well.

    Please, keep posting tidbits like this. Eventually, we will be able to help you overcome being you. 

     
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    YAC is not a bad thing like some of you are suggesting. When you have a weapon like Welker you use it. If no D can stop the short slip screen play you keep doing it.
     
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    It's means we run a precision passing offense as opposed to a throw it up for grabs passing offense. We don't just get the yac because Welker is awesome and you can see that with the other receivers who are yac'n large also. This passing offense is designed for yac and we are good enough to pull it off. Lots of other teams try with out the success we have.
     
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    actually you have it backwards.the pats as a whole is ranked 4th,and welker leads all receivers.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/5718/afc-easts-most-yactacular-players
     
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    It means the Pats have almost as much YAC than the Jets have period. 

    Pats YAC 945
    Pats Balance 1092

    Jets total 1316

    I know there must be some true, smart Jets fans somewhere but I've never seen or heard from one in my entire life. Maybe they were around in the 60's, the last time they actually had a team.


     
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    Last season, observant Pats fan (?) pointed out that YAC stats were proof positive that Matt Cassel was a bag of kitty litter, despite the Pats' 11-5 record.

    Could it possibly be that observant Pats fan (?) was correct?
     
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    [QUOTE]actually you have it backwards.the pats as a whole is ranked 4th,and welker leads all receivers. http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/5718/afc-easts-most-yactacular-players
    Posted by mosseffect43[/QUOTE]

    That isn't quite accurate. The Pats are #4, but only because Minnny and Houston have played an extra week.

    The team YAC per game, from SI.com's index is:

    1.) Indy 159
    2.) NE 147
    3.) Houston 143
    4.) Minny 141

    No surprise the #1 YAC player is Ray Rice.

    1.) Ray Rice
    2.) Steve Slaton
    3.) Hightower
    4.) Darren Sproles
    5.) Dallas Clark
    6.) Welker
    7.) Miles Austin
    8.) Hines Ward
    9.) Antonion Gates
    10.) Andre Johnson
     
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    [QUOTE]Last season, observant Pats fan (?) pointed out that YAC stats were proof positive that Matt Cassel was a bag of kitty litter, despite the Pats' 11-5 record. Could it possibly be that observant Pats fan (?) was correct?
    Posted by prairiemike[/QUOTE]


    Cassel's YAC% was indicative of the fact that he can't throw the long ball, and is a statue, so NE dialed up short passes on every down for him.

    Cassel is kitty litter because he (still) can't figure out when to pull the trigger -- which leads to sacks, fumbles and INTs. Generally, a league average QB, playing on a bad team.

    YAC is only a symptom of that in his case. I think a bigger stat is that right now Brady has only taken eight sacks, and at this point last season everyone here was talking about how terrible NE's line is, and Cassell had taken almost 30 sacks.

    No surprise . . . well . . .SURPRISE . . . the sacks followed Cassell, as he is on pace to be sacked over fifty times this season again.

    When Brady went down I said even an average QB should throw 25 TDs with the group of WRs they had last season -- essentially these guys, plus Gaff who NE clearly misses right now. Adjusted for the learning curve, he basically proved himself average in my eyes. Which, for KC, means they overpaid by a huge margin.
     

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