Originally Posted by Henderson98
P.S. Just because Jimmy has a better supporting cast of WR's doesn't take anything away from his skills..
Let's see here:
David Carr 6 games: 29 passes 20+ yds and 3 passes 40+ yds
Byron Leftwich 7 games: 19 passes 20+ and 4 passes 40+
Jimmy Smith 7 games: 11 rec 20+ and 3 rec 40+--586 total yards, 3.3 yards after catch, 24 1st downs and 2 TD's
Andre Johnson 6 games: 10 rec 20+ and 2 rec 40+--591 total yards, 8.2 yards after catch, 26 1st downs and 4 TD's
Well looking just at the QB's it would appear pretty inarguable that Carr has been getting it down field more than Leftwich so far this year. As for better supporting cast, Jimmy Smith accounts for 55% of Leftwich's 20+ yard tosses and 75% of his 40+ yard passes. In contrast, AJ while racking up more total yards in fewer games only accounts for 34% of Carr's 20+ yard passes and 66% of his 40+ passes. Seems to me it is obvious that while AJ has out-performed Smith individually his teammates have stepped up and played more of a share of Carr's long ball game than Smith's teammates have for Leftwich.