Originally Posted by texasguy346
Those are interesting numbers Lucky, but you also have to consider defenses getting a feel for him as well. Early in the season teams don't know what to expect from NFL rookies, much less a rookie on an expansion team. Once they get some film on him D-Coordinators can set up their defenses to slow him down. I'd still love to see those numbers this season
Have to agree with Lucky. While rookies on other teams would not naturally be the focus of the defense, AJ was the threat people were game planning for from day one on the Texans last year. In the 2nd week he was seeing significant double coverage and did so throughout the remainder of the season. The pre-injury and post-injury stats for Carr are markedly different, Banks played a simplified ball control compared to the first few games and Ragone's games were a total team let down. Will be very surprised if AJ has less than 1100 yds this season and frankly think 1200+ is very achievable.