Yates was crap in that game. Foster ran for 158 yards, and we
still lost to a 1-14 team.
That team was QB'd by Dan Orlovsky, who threw for more yards and
had a TD pass as well. (ORLOVSKY FOR CHRIST SAKES!) Yates
also put the ball on the ground.
Dreesen, Foster and Daniels accounted for 7 of Yates 13 completions,
and he only had 16 attempts versus Orlovsky's 44 attempts..
My recollection was Yates throwing checkdowns short
of the marker on 3rd _repeatedly_
It looked very obvious, at the time, that Gary had no faith in letting
him go down the field with the ball.
Yes, Yates was a 5th round rookie then, but is a 3rd year player who
looks no better today than a UDFA with one year of PS time.
-- so that point is moot..
Originally Posted by Rey
Your memory is selective. He was not bad against Indy. He was actually decent in that game.
As far as Baltimore, I find it funny how everyone talks about that Casey drop but no one remembers Andre dropping a beautiful pass from Yates early in the game that screwed up our flow.
Yates was a 5th round rookie at the time, likely not getting very many reps with our offense until he was called upon. Yates had some really good moments and he had some really rough ones. But you seem to have lost sight of the fact he was a 5th round rookie suddenly called upon.