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.
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