Some interest stats regarding Gaffney in '04:
5.3 Yards After Catch average (YAC) - 8th among WRs with 40+ catches
21 1st down receptions on 3rd down - 7th in NFL (21 3rd down catches/21 1st downs)
82.9 1st down/catch % ( 34/41 ) - 6th in the NFL
These numbers indicate that Gaffney has produced when thrown to. His numbers are similar to Wayne's, except Wayne had 40% more balls thrown his way. Jabar is not going to beat CBs physically, as a Burress or Bennett will. His catches will come as a result of precision routes run in context of the offense. When a play breaks down, Gaffney will lose effectiveness. Like Carr, Gaffney will be a major benifactor when the Texans pass protection problems are solved.
We hurt ourselves, stopped ourselves and we just need to be better all around from top to bottom. We need to come together and get better as a football team.” - Matt Schaub