Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
I think you're taking this into a totally different place than I am.
I'm not saying that Matt always put the ball to the right place. I'm not saying his accuracy last year was as good as it had been in the past.
I'm saying that a much higher percentage of throws were "off" to Jacoby than to other people.
I think we are in agreement kind of except what you are attributing to route running I am attributing to Jacoby's lack of hands and failure to consistently attack the ball.
When the ball is thrown you should attack it. Go to it. You don't wait on it. Jacoby did a poor job of that. There were some throws that were a little off, but Jacoby didn't have good enough hands to consistently pull those balls in. Not many spectacular catches in his resume.
If he wasn't clearly open and the ball wasn't right on him he had trouble making the catch. And I think that is why Matt didn't trust him all that much.
But his route running? I just don't think that was a huge issue....JMO..
I just can't see the Texans staff and Kubiak letting him run sloppy routes. That's like the first thing you work on. I'm not saying he was a great route runner, but I don't think that bad route running is what kept him from being successful.
Here is a link to targets and receptions: http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/pl...false/count/41
Most of the Texans receivers are on the second page. OD is on the first page I think .
OD: 54 Receptions, 84 Targets = 64%
AF: 53, 71 = 74%
JJ: 31, 64 = 48%
KW: 39, 59 = 66%
AJ: 33, 51 = 64%
JD: 28, 39 = 71%
JC: 18, 24 = 75%
BT: 13, 19 = 68%