Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Football Forum

Football Forum Football forum - NFL football forum

Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
Facts Are Misleading
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: A Court Near You
Posts: 8,079
Default Per PFF, Carolina has elite weapons.


Cam Newton has posted a fantastic season and should be considered a frontrunner for the NFL MVP award (he was our runner-up), but maybe he’s getting a little too much credit. One of the common arguments for Newton deserving the MVP is that he has accomplished so much with so little help around him. However, that is simply not true.

Including receivers and tight ends with a minimum of 100 passing snaps, Carolina’s receivers earned the highest average overall grade (76.1) in the NFL (Seattle and Arizona are second and third, respectively). From a cumulative game-grade standpoint, the Panthers owned the No. 4 receiving grade in the league, behind Arizona, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. (Remember: PFF’s grades for receivers are independent from the QB’s play, just as a QB won’t be dinged by poor play from a WR in our system.)

Greg Olsen is the alpha of the group, at 96.8, and the other five (Ed Dickson, Tedd Ginn, Devin Funchess, Philly Brown and Jerricho Cotchery) have solid grades, if not overly-impressive. They have their limitations, but they’re a good mix of size, speed, youth, and experience. Ted Ginn has the reputation for having poor hands, but 10 receivers had more drops than he did. His speed and ability to create separation turned into 10 regular season touchdowns.

The Panthers’ receiver group, as a whole, should be looked at as an asset rather than a liability.
Carbine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
~the original p.tiddy~
~primetime~'s Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ~dallas,texas~ team: ~cowboys~
Posts: 22,776
Default Re: Per PFF, Carolina has elite weapons.

Olsen 2nd best TE in the NFL...Ginn is a legit deep threat, still fast as hell, he's probably always been underrated, he was drafted #9 overall for a reason.

Those other WRs...naw, 'average' at best IMO

it's their o-line that is underrated:
~primetime~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
Great college starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,465
Default Re: Per PFF, Carolina has elite weapons.

Ginn is great. He seems a lot worse than he is because he has dropped so many sure touchdowns (at least 4 that I've seen) this season and those tend to more memorable. The reason they look bad is because he is so wide open, which is his doing and while he leaves some on the field being so open so many times when others wouldn't be and catching some of them makes it worth it. I think he's the fastest player in the league.

He's not good at turning his head around and catching the ball, but he doesn't drop many if he's facing the play and catching in traffic. Either way he has a huge impact on the defense keeping the speedy backs busy and away from the other receivers.

Last edited by yobore : 01-27-2016 at 09:15 PM.
yobore is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:10 PM.


NBA Basketball

NBA Rumors

Basketball Blog

NBA Videos

Search Site


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy