SwiperNoSwiping wrote:Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Marv's decline is obvious at this point. I doubt he will get 15 TDs again, and I predicted last yr he wasnt going to get 1200yds - I see no reason to think he will this yr.
How is his decline obvious? Because there are two other WRs catching balls there? You called Marv a bust last year too Cornbread. 1100 yds and 15 tds? 80+ catches? Why is that a bust since he didn't catch 100? Nowhere near bust numbers there.
How is his decline obvious? Well - first of all watching him play. He is still a great route runner and has wonderful hands - but because he goes out of his way to avoid contact after the catch more than most WRs - obvioulsy a sign of age and therefore decline. His YAC last yr were the lowest since '97. Secondly - look at his total yds. He was over 1400 every yr between '99 and '02 before dropping to 1270 and 1110 the last 2 yrs.
Personally, I see TDs as a pretty flukey stat for WRs for the most part, and I dont expect Marv to match his career high 2 yrs in a row at 33 even though his total yds are on the decline. Similar to the theory that I dont expect Manning to set the alltime TD record 2 yrs in a row either.
You can say what you want - but I didnt see too many other people saying he would struggle to get 1200 yds last yr. I was off by the TDs - not the Yds. You can define bust whatever way you want, but in this context, I didnt think he was worth the 1st rd pick people were using on him last yr - and that was my argument - not that he wouldnt be relevant - just that he was going too early.
BTW - IND plays a more difficult schedule this yr too - just somethin extra to think about.