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Its the perfect mix. Moss stretches the living crap out of a defense vertically, and leaves the entire middle of the field open for underneath routes.
Welker is probably the best WR in the league in space (behind Fitz), and he stretches a defense horizontally as good as any WR in the league. He's tough, shifty, and impossible to cover underneath with all that space left open by Moss. He's probably the shiftiest WR in the league, and a prototype slot WR. Theres better WRs in this league than Welker, but none of them are better in the slot than him. He's the perfect slot WR.
We all already know how I feel about Moss. Most impactful WR ive ever seen.
Then how do you explain Andre Johnson's TD totals? It's not like Brandon Marshall has played 6 seasons so you have a large sample to go from.
AJ through 3 seasons: 12 TD's
Marshall through 3 seasons: 15 TD's
Nevermind that AJ followed that up with 5, 8, and 8.
And sorry but if you want to use the inflated stats argument for the offense then use it against Welker, Marshall is the #1 WR and gets doubled like crazy, his stats aren't inflated because of the offense they are inflated because he's good.
You said yourself he's not really a deep threat, yet he still managed to get 1300 yards twice on all underneath routes? That's even more impressive, and his YPC is more impressive then you might think.
He posted a YPC over 15 as a rookie, Fitzgerald has yet to go over 15, and last year Marshall was averaging 13 which is about Fitz's career average, Marshall wasn't far off that total this year.
He's hardly over-rated, maybe he's not TO, but he's still a dominant WR that is dripping with talent.
edit: I see someone already mentioned Welker so you can disregard that.
Andre Johnson had David Carr throwing him the ball. Name one other guy than Andre Johnson that was any good on the Texans.
Andre Johnson had David Carr throwing him the ball.
Boldin had 1400 yards and 8 TD's with Josh McCown, Calvin Johnson had 1300 yards and 12 TD's with crap at QB. Elite WR's still produce and that's what everyone assumes AJ is even though his TD totals are pedestrian.
In comparison Roy Williams through 3 seasons: 23 TD's
Almost doubling Andre's totals, but everyone acts like Roy sucks around here.
Name one other guy than Andre Johnson that was any good on the Texans.
Name one other good player on the Lions last year.
Originally posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.