2021 Weekly NFL Picks Winner
2022 Weekly NFL Picks Winner
Agree but what I think I learned from looking this up is not that they need game breaking plays but that they need to throw 6-12 yards downfield instead of 0-2.Good research.
As always, the NEP call plays based on the talent available to them.
If you look at the roster of the 2017 team.....
584 total passing plays and 38% of them went to Cooks and Gronk who collectively represented 47% of the total yards and averaged 16ypc
For the 2021 team...
524 pass plays and 38% went to Meyers and Henry who collectively represented 36% of the yards and ave 11yac.
We can say it's Josh calling more conservatively, or Mac just isn't looking downfield as much or not being more patient with his reads but it's clear as day there is a gap in game-breaking talent on the offensive side of the ball.
Gotta wonder what Mac would do in Year 2 throwing to a still in their prime Cooks and Gronk.
If you can pick up first downs on 1st and 2nd you need fewer do or die 3rd downs.
We don’t need 35 on 2nd and 7 we need 7 or 10 or 14. Instead, way to often, we are completing a pass and not moving the sticks.
No doubt Mac is too quick to check down, the question is whether that’s under orders or on his own.
And im not even saying it’s a bad thing, because this offense was light years better than it had any right to be, maybe the most productive offense ever with a rookie QB. I’m just saying this is a way to elevate it to the next level. I think it needs that next level to make noise in the post season because the rely on making a bunch of 3rd downs is a hard way to win playoff games. Of course it comes with the risk of aggressive-created mistakes. I think the best chance to win is to push that envelope a bit.