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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hitta https://www.phlsportsnation.com/2019...tz-connection/ Especially pay attention to the portion about contested throws. Interesting article. It supports that much more why Thomas gets the attention from both Brees and Bridgewater. It explains that Jeffery's strength is with the contested ...

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Old 12-18-2019, 05:02 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by hitta View Post
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Especially pay attention to the portion about contested throws.
Interesting article. It supports that much more why Thomas gets the attention from both Brees and Bridgewater. It explains that Jeffery's strength is with the contested ball. Yet, not every receiver is of the same mold as Thomas and Jeffrey. They are open on those contested plays due to their aggressiveness. None of our other receivers have that same trait. Is that Brees' fault? Is trying to force the ball into a contested situation that a receiver is not at an advantage help? That would do nothing but result in more incompletions or interceptions. Finding the open receiver is still the best option.

Simply targeting the other receivers when they are not as open as Thomas is counterproductive and totally illogical. Once again, the only solution is for the individual receivers to improve their ability to get open or their ability to win consistently on the contested play. None of them have shown they can do the second based upon their drops.

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Really!? 5? Is that the best you can do!? Surely you mean 43!...5 indeed!
KNEAUX, It should have been 53 as in NFL Roster !!
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Have you noticed that MT hasn't been bracketed by double coverage as of late? ... why? Jared Cook has become a threat in the Saints offense last few weeks.

If a safety wants to take his eyes away from our TE ... substantial gain or 6.
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Originally Posted by hitta View Post
but I think this team would benefit from playing a game against a bad team with Michael Thomas out with an injury or something. If next season, there was a game where MT had a minor injury and Brees was forced to focus on other receivers, I think it'd help the team a lot as far as developing receivers. MT being so good actually hurts the other receivers, because they don't get enough targets to find their comfort zone.
So you're thinking we're seeing Target Fixation? Commonly known to #WhoDatNation as Jimmy Graham Syndrome...

We'd have to go into the numbers and look at the targets, but it's not like Drew hasn't fallen into that trap before...

But it doesn't account for the disparity of drops between @CantGuardMike and other kid, Ted Ginn, among others...
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KNEAUX, It should have been 52 as in NFL Roster!!
52 is not odd...53 is, which is the roster size.
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No way I want to ever see CGM not in a game. Hes the only WR that consistently gets open and hes just a straight up beast on the field. 11/11 is just sick
who is CGM? please forgive my ignorance
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who is CGM? please forgive my ignorance
Can't
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All World Michael Thomas
of course!!!! d'oh my bad for not catching the acronym!

Thank you, K!!! much obliged!
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It would and should actually be much easier for players to step up in his presence vs absence. The guy commands the field. He is the best rec. In the game right now.
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