Re: Tired of Welker dropping critical passes.
posted at 12/3/2012 12:49 AM EST
In response to polar123's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to JintsFan's comment:
well its not so much pct as the type of catches they can make and where on the field
It shows if a receiver can get open and make the catch. Wes Welker gets open and makes the catch. Everyone is complaining about dropped balls, well if he is getting open and is the target receiver and doesn't make the catch (drops the ball) then it is going to reflect in his % here. Wes Welker's % is much higher then everyone on the list, it pretty much makes the argument of Wes Welker dropping balls a very silly argument if he is getting open and catching the highest % of his targets. I will take his drops and 73% of his receptions/targets over the others. I have seen Victor Cruz drop many balls this season, heck he had 3 easy drops against the Cowboys in their first meeting, is he getting old and unreliable? The WW shouldn't be signed next year by the Patriots because he is getting old and dropping key passes is a really silly and foolish argument. Especially with his reception to target % is still over 70% the last 3 years.
I will give you credit, you fight the good fight and you are right on Welker(cue the haters). I guess 12 catches, 103 yds, TD, isn't good enough for some. A dropped TD pass is all that matters. Most teams would kill for that kind of production, and we will find out just how much if the Pats let Welker walk.
Be careful what you wish for. If Welker is the product of a great QB, I can only imagine the reaction on this forum the first time they say "Peyton Manning 24 yrd TD to Wes Welker."
Thanks, dude! And it looks like you get it too!
To the others...
look at 2006 when Wes Welker played for the Dolphins and Daunte Culpepper was the QB, Wes got open and caught 67.68% of his passes that he was the target for. Still better then others on the list and that was with Culpepper throwing to him.