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29 Nov 2012
What happens when the offense that depends more on its No. 1 receiver than any other meets the defense that leads the league in defending against No. 1 receivers?
Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 29 Nov 2012
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03 Mar 2013, 2:04am by
The league suspends your cornerbacks and the No. 1 receiver runs free?
It's the strangest thing - even though I am an Insider subscriber, when I go to Aaron's upset watch piece, Insider asks me to sign in, and then won't let me access the full story. Very weird. Happens all the time. I can access all other Insider content fine.
I know this is an ESPN problem, not a FBO problem (I'll talk to them about it) - but Aaron, if they say no one is reading this piece, maybe it's ESPN's fault.
Usually I can fix this by first opening a tab to some other ESPN Insider piece and then opening the Upset Watch link in a new tab. It is generally only Upset Watch that ever has this issue for me, other Insider content that FO links to on ESPN generally works just fine to open however I want.
What happens when a team that scores 16 points per game on the road plays against a team that allows just 13 at home?
/yes, I know there are schedule strenght's I'm not accounting for here.
"Larry Fitzgerald and Brandon Lloyd were the only No. 1 receivers to gain more than 55 yards against the Seahawks."
How are you defining no 1 receivers? I would have thought that Welker would be the Pats' no 1.
Welker might be the pats no 1, but he was lined up against Trufant all game (when Welker torched Seattle), I'm assuming Sherman and Browner will be up against Marshall all game.
Jeremy Kerley had 57 yards against the Seahawks, and he'd be considered the Jets' #1 WR by most standards.
This kind of depends on what the Bears do with Marshall.
My impression from watching the Seahawks games so far is that Browner plays right corner, Sherman plays left - they rarely move about and follow WRs.
So, if the Bears want Marshall to be able to get free, just put him in the slot on passing downs...
They've done that sporadically this year, most notably against the Cowboys.
Jeremy Kerley had 58 yards against the Seahawks, and he'd be considered the Jets' WR by most standards.
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