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  • How much do we miss Robinson?

    Stats via Mike Sandos Blog. Even though Robinson was hurt week 3 he still has the same amount of third down targets as Avery and Burton with 7. Steven Jackson leads the team in third down targets with 9. Throwing to Robinson on third down Bulgers rating is 110.7 Burton and Avery with the exact same amount of targets are hovering around 67. Among guys with a minimum of 10 targets Bulgers passer rating when throwing to Robinson is 91.2, he only has a higher rating throwing to Burton at 100.9.

    You can interpret this allot of ways. Bulger needs a true number 1 to be good, Robinson is really good, our other receivers suck, and so on.

    To me there is a combination in the lack of faith in Bulger and to a much larger extent the WRs. We only threw the deep post or deep out to Robinson and now we don't do that nearly as much.

  • #2
    Re: How much do we miss Robinson?

    Oh wow. I really didn't know this information.

    I knew we missed Robinson. He was always a reliable target.


    • #3
      Re: How much do we miss Robinson?

      I really liked what I saw from Robinson and it was noticeable watching the games that Bulger grew to trust him very quickly. If only he could get over the injury trouble! He's still young, so there is a good chance he can overcome that and develop into something special.


      • #4
        Re: How much do we miss Robinson?

        It was a shame to see him get hurt.


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