Postautor: chenyan94 » 12 sty 2019, o 04:16

This morning I saw a video of Adam Thielen and it just reminded how good the Vikings wide receiver really is. Even after catching 91 passes for 1 ,276 yards last season, Thielen is on another one this year with Kirk Cousins as his quarterback and John DeFilippo as his new offensive coordinator. He leads the NFL with 47 catches and he’s on pace to have 1,887 yards; there’s a good chance that if he’s healthy, Thielen will break the single-season receptions record and that’s even with sharing the field with Stefon Diggs, who himself is on pace for just under 1,300 yards.Thielen also became the first player since Charley Hennigan in 1961 to post at least 100 receiving yards in each of his team’s first five games of a season. (Hennigan was about 60 years ahead of his time, because he also posted 272 yards in game five, 108 yards in game six, and 232 yards in game seven of that season, finishing with 1,746 yards in 13 games. Thielen has some work to do.)Looking over Thielen’s game log though, I noticed that while he has put up 100 yards each week, there was one game that maybe wasn’t so good: in Week 3’s shocking loss to the Buffalo Bills, Thielen had 105 yards but it came on 19 targets. That’s only 5.53 yards per target. In every other game, Thielen was at least at 8.5 yards per target, a more top tier kinda number, and anything over 10 is really, really good. I decided to find out if any wide receiver, in a season full of record numbers being put up in the passing game, had put up atleast eight yards per target in each of the first five games, and there was only one:Tyler Lockett.Though Lockett has not hit the 100-yard mark yet, he and the Seattle Seahawks offensive playcalling has made the most of his opportunities. Lockett has caught 20 of 28 targets and his lowest output of the season in terms of Y/T is 8.57 in Week 2 vs the Chicago Bears, the league’s number one defense so far. He has also caught a touchdown in four of five games and had over 12 Y/T three times.Only six players have caught a touchdown in four different games this season: Lockett , Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams, Eric Ebron, James White, and Antonio Brown.Lockett is seventh in yards per reception (17.4) behind only DeSean Jackson, Robby Anderson, John Brown, Jesse James, O.J. Howard, and Brandin Cooks.Russell Wilson has completed five-of-eight “deep targets” to Lockett per Pro-Football-Reference, with four of those going for touchdowns.Drafted in the third round in 2015, there was talk at the time of Lockett looking very similar to Brown, the NFL’s best wideout of his generation, in my opinion. Of course, these comparisons were being made more because of physical attributes and maybe some style of play, but nobody could reasonably expect Lockett to have six straight seasons of 100+ catches and 1,200+ yards, maybe going on a seventh, leading the league in receptions twice and yardage twice. And sure enough we have not seen that from Lockett over his first 3.25 seasons, but in microdoses like this one, where Lockett is a consistent performer in Y/T to open 2018, Lockett shows why he is still special and why it was a good idea for the Seahawks to extend him when they did for what they did. Does it portend some greater, Brown-like future ahead?Not likely Seahawks Quinton Jefferson Jersey , because there are still some great limitations in terms of potential output in a Pete Carroll offense. (No matter who the offensive coordinator is, it’s still going to be a Pete Carroll offense.) Lockett has received 28 targets this year while Brown, having his worst season to date probably, has 66 targets. That volume difference is insane, but it also illustrates just how different many NFL offenses are from the Seahawks’ version. That’s 13 targets per game for Brown compared to 5.6 for Lockett. Even last year, Brown had 11.6 targets per game and Lockett’s not even close to that despite Doug Baldwin missing virtually all of the first four games and serving mostly as a distraction in Week 5.Quickly I’ll note what some might be thinking: Even Brown didn’t actually break out in the way that we know him until his fourth season, and Lockett was recovering from a broken leg last year, so 2017 is a bit of a wash. However, it won’t solve the issue of total volume of targets he’ll ever receive while playing for Carroll.If he were unleashed to another city, then maybe. Golden Tate went from 64 catches and 898 yards in his final season with Seattle to 99 catches and 1,331 yards in his first season with the Detroit Lions. We know now that Lockett isn’t going anywhere. With the Seahawks, Lockett may never receive the volume of targets necessary to be a 1,500-yard receiver, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be extremely valuable to the offense, which he already has been. If he gets 100 targets at this pace, Lockett will have 71 catches for 1,239 yards. That’d be about the most efficient 1,200-yard season you could ask for and it’s the rate he’s been playing at for almost a third of an NFL year. He’s also 16th in DYAR and fifth in DVOA.In a season full of receiving and passing numbers that seemed unfathomable a decade ago, Lockett isn’t putting up “the most” of anything really, but he’s been about as reliable as valuable as anybody when those opportunities have come to him. So far this week I’ve looked at how much playing time the members of each of the last few draft classes for the Seattle Seahawks logged with the team. So far I’ve looked at The 2016 class with Germain Ifedi and Jarran Reed leading the way,The 2015 draft class led by Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett,The 2014 class which produced Justin Britt and Paul Richardson andThe 2013 class which had Luke Willson and a bunch of guys who never saw the field.That leaves today’s installment as the 2012 class. As much as I’d love to do this for all of the Hawks’ draft classes under Pete Carroll and John Schneider, the NFL only started publishing official snap count data during 2012 Youth Ethan Pocic Jersey , so this is as far back as I will be able to go. In any case, before I jump into the numbers, I want to make a remark following a couple of comments in the articles from the last couple of days. Namely, the fact that this is a part of the new Fast Facts series. What I am looking to accomplish when I author one of the Fast Fact pieces is to simply present something which is factual. These pieces are not meant to be analytical in nature, and are designed to simply present data, largely without comment. Now that doesn’t mean that I won’t put some of those facts into perspective by comparing them to other facts, like I did in laying out how little the 2013 draft class played relative to other classes. However, the goal of the numbers the articles this week is not to determine how successful each of the recent Seattle draft classes have been, it’s simply to look at how much playing time the team has gotten out of each class, and nothing more. So, here are the numbers for the 2012 draft class. Seahawks 2012 draft class snap countsRoundPlayer SelectedSnaps PlayedPercentage of Draft Class SnapsRoundPlayer SelectedSnaps PlayedPercentage of Draft Class SnapsIn short, the 2012 class is the exact opposite of the 2013 class. Even the players who didn’t catch on in Seattle had multi-year careers elsewhere. Jay Howard spent four years with the Kansas City Chiefs, Korey Toomer is a special teamer and rotational depth for the Green Bay Packers, Greg Scruggs played four years in the NFL between the Seahawks and Chicago Bears and even Winston Guy lasted four seasons in the league. As I did with the other draft classes, I only counted snaps in a player’s initial period of time with the team. Thus, the snaps that J.R. Sweezy has logged this season after returning from his fleecing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not included. In spite of leaving those snaps out, this draft class has combined for 20,843 offensive and defensive snaps played for the Seahawks. Just for comparative purposes, the 38 players the Hawks selected in the 2013-2016 drafts have combined to play 21,636 snaps for the team heading into the game Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
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