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Old 09-20-2004   #12
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OK, two predominate complaints keep coming up in this thread and others: (1) the Texans are throwing too much to DD and (2) the Texans aren't trying down field enough. Hmmm, any validity?

Let's look at the number of receptions for some top tier RB's:
Tomlinson 100
McAllister 69
Holmes 74
Green 50
Taylor 48

Not seeing where the Texans are wacky out of line here. Plus, DD is averaging 10.3 yards per reception. Last time I checked that will usually be a 1st down. I'll take 10 yard plays all day long.

Now how about looking at the guys ahead of Carr on yardage so far this year and see about all that going down field:

Testeverde 11 plays over 20 yards
Bulger 7
Brady 11
Carr 7 over 20 and 1 over 40--plus the 40+ yd non-reception reception by AJ last weekend.

Some other QB's:
Pennington 7 over 20 and 3 over 40
Harrington 6
Hassellbeck 4
Favre 3 over 20 and 1 over 40
Green 4 over 20 and 1 over 40
McNair 1
Plummer 6 over 20 and 1 over 40
and Mr. Air Attack himself
Manning 7 over 20 and 4 over 40

Sorry folks, just not seeing where the Texans are taking way fewer shots down field than other teams.
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