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The Deep Ball: 2011 vs. 2012

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    Where the deep ball is concerned, there aren't any 60% catch rates among receivers with as many targets as Dez got in 2012.

    Going back the last five years, these are the highest catch rates for receivers with at least 24 deep targets:

    Thomas DEN 2012 53.3
    Cruz NYG 2011 51.9
    Bryant DAL 2012 50.0
    Smith CAR 2008 50.0
    Smith CAR 2012 50.0
    White ATL 2008 50.0
    Green CIN 2011 48.5
    Wallace PIT 2010 48.3
    AJohnson HOU 2009 48.1
    Marshall MIA 2011 47.1
     
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    According to Romo, Austin was reportedly fairly hobbled all year in 2012. We'll see if this year is any different; hopefully it is because he's a weapon when he's not dealing with his hammies.
     
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Beat me to it.
    A 50% catch rate on deep balls is very good
     
  4. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    Good question. Harris drew 2 DPI, both against the Browns.

    Hard to believe Dez didn't get more of those calls. He was targeted 137 times, and was supposedly only interfered with twice. Defensive holding is another matter, but that penalty is hard to look up because the game books don't tell you who was held. Maybe somebody else has that info.

    DPI accepted (declined or offsetting)
    Austin 2
    Harris 2
    Ogletree 2 (1)
    Bryant 1 (1)
     
  5. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    Man, we were getting no calls our way. I wonder how many we gave up.
     
  6. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    It likely wasn't just his hamstrings. He got rolled up on multiple times and left the game after them a couple times. Also, one time he left the game after he took a cleat to the groin area. He probably had bruised muscles and minor sprains in both legs.
     
  7. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    About the same.

    DPI by Dallas Defense (declined or offsetting)
    Claiborne 3 (1)
    Carr 1
    Church (1)
    Poppinga 1
    Silva 1
     
  8. EchoBrain22

    EchoBrain22 beWaredizzle

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    Bygone era? Haha you need to pay closer attention to the games then. Two of those clips were from last season.
     
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    So you're saying he's soft?
     
  10. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    Yeah I guess most of the time they are calling holds and not PI
     
  11. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    He's never been good at drawing those calls because he doesn't really sell it. He's just so strong its hard to tell that there was any effect the defender had with his interference. I knew it would be a 'problem' when I saw the no call in 2010 @ Houston. (When his lower half was pushed out of bounds on a bomb from Tony before the ball arrived, yet he made the catch).

    He's regularly interfered with and it's regularly not called, in all situations.
     
  12. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Wow I stand corrected!
     
  13. Trueboysfan

    Trueboysfan Active Member

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    No matter what...a truly healthy Cowboys team will be any NFL team out there hands down...high hopes still in effect for the boys in 2013
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Ya but his hammies don't drop passes.

    ;)
     
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    We should throw to his hammies more, then.
     
  16. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Whatever it takes to get him back to his old self. ;)
     
  17. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    For the one millionth time...

    Miles Austin: 66 rec; 943 yds (25th in NFL); 6 TD

    Look up any ranking system (NFL, ESPN, Fantasy, Football Outsiders, Pro Football Focus, etc.), and Miles is in the top 32. And that's for a guy who was primarily the #3 receiving option. Did he play up to his contract? No. Did he have trouble finding another gear on the deep ball? Yes. Total waste of space? :rolleyes:
     

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