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Just One Game - But If The Stats On Yac Are Any Indication


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In 2008 we were dead last in yards after the catch by receivers. In 2009 we improved to 3rd from last.

We have improved some over the past couple of years as well. Looking at the game this past Sunday - it may have been our best yet in that area. It's only one game - and there is a lot of football to come this year - but it's very encouraging - and shows what the screen and guys like Julio and JaQuizz bring to the game.

When you consider our D & Special Teams did a good job of getting us field position - it's even better.

Stats from this past game:

Total receiving yards 299 / 23 receptions = 13 yds per completion

Total yards in the air 153/23 receptions = 6.65 yds per completion

Total yards after the catch = 146/23 receptions = 6.35 yds per completion

Pretty amazing stats. Take that average by the same number of receptions we had last year = 6.35 * 365 or 2318 yards after the catch. Pretty darn good. Only the Saints, Packers, Patriots and Lions had better last year!

By comparison, last year we had a total of 1860 yards after the catch or 5.1 Yards after the catch per completion with 6.9 yards in the air. In 2010, we had 4.0 yards after the catch per completion with 6.3 yards in the air.

We are obviously improving greatly in this area. Hope this trend continues. Can only mean good things!

Keep up the good work Falcons!

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These really are amazing stats. One of the things that frustrated me so much about that Giants loss was that Mularkey didn't seem to realize that forcing the ball down the field isn't the only way to get a big play -- obviously our offensive line couldn't block long enough for those 7-step drops, so you have to get your big plays other ways, like slants and bubble screens that help your wideouts rack up the YAC... it's like we were afraid to give the ball to Julio and HD in space and let them show off.

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I found it interesting that we didn't see as much of our nifty new screen game as expected.

YAC with Julio could skew the team stats. TG did a nice job in this game which

I was glad to see.

He was 7th in the league with 51 yards after the catch. I know one thing - if we'd started with a longer field on average - he would have had more. THAT makes me smile.

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He was 7th in the league with 51 yards after the catch. I know one thing - if we'd started with a longer field on average - he would have had more. THAT makes me smile.

For real. Those turnovers and Quizz's return really helped us out in the field position battle. Matt couldve had 400 easy against that D.

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For real. Those turnovers and Quizz's return really helped us out in the field position battle. Matt couldve had 400 easy against that D.

Absolutely. Our offense looked smooth and comfortable. It may have been the best I've seen them. Yes, yes, I know it was one game, but it had to bring encouragement to even the most cynical Falcon fan.

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It's amazing what missing your best CB, best pass rusher and starting free safety can do to your pass coverage/tackling, but you just keep right on drawing 1 game conclusions.

Don't worry, you will see a repeat against all of the starters when Denver comes to townThen will you believe doubting Thomas.?

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Don't worry, you will see a repeat against all of the starters when Denver comes to townThen will you believe doubting Thomas.?

Don't worry about what anyone else believes.

I don't.

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In 2008 we were dead last in yards after the catch by receivers. In 2009 we improved to 3rd from last.

We have improved some over the past couple of years as well. Looking at the game this past Sunday - it may have been our best yet in that area. It's only one game - and there is a lot of football to come this year - but it's very encouraging - and shows what the screen and guys like Julio and JaQuizz bring to the game.

When you consider our D & Special Teams did a good job of getting us field position - it's even better.

Stats from this past game:

Total receiving yards 299 / 23 receptions = 13 yds per completion

Total yards in the air 153/23 receptions = 6.65 yds per completion

Total yards after the catch = 146/23 receptions = 6.35 yds per completion

Pretty amazing stats. Take that average by the same number of receptions we had last year = 6.35 * 365 or 2318 yards after the catch. Pretty darn good. Only the Saints, Packers, Patriots and Lions had better last year!

By comparison, last year we had a total of 1860 yards after the catch or 5.1 Yards after the catch per completion with 6.9 yards in the air. In 2010, we had 4.0 yards after the catch per completion with 6.3 yards in the air.

We are obviously improving greatly in this area. Hope this trend continues. Can only mean good things!

Keep up the good work Falcons!

Thought you going to quote the Yasinkas article on YAC, Falcons are among the leaders, both for and against. Saints are 31st on Offense with YAC, dead last on D with YAC.

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That and this is the most talented receiving corps we have ever had, and that includes the days of Jenkins,Jackson,Johnson and Junior Miller....God I'm old.....

you left out Wallace Francis....one of the toughest over the middle receivers we ever had! yeah, I'm old too....LOL

great post as usual Tandy! thank you ma'am

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It's amazing what a scheme can do with almost the identical talent of the previous year.

To be fair to Mularkey, and I hate doing it, it's not really the same talent, Julio has a full season and offseason under his belt, he's far better than he was even last year and our offensive line, so far, has been healthier and coached better by Hill. Other than that, it is though.

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To be fair to Mularkey, and I hate doing it, it's not really the same talent, Julio has a full season and offseason under his belt, he's far better than he was even last year and our offensive line, so far, has been healthier and coached better by Hill. Other than that, it is though.

Mulareky didn't really have a problem getting Julio in position for YAC anyway. Julio led the entire NFL in YAC per reception last year for WRs.

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