Thanks for the advice... after watching him in the 2 TD game against my raiders (
) I expected big things from him. Then he went down with the injury and we never heard from him again. Going forward I like his chances playing alongside Green.
Im not sure if i expected big things, but i expected to start to see a bigger role. The problem with him is that he was pretty much solely a red zone target last year, evident by his 11 catches for only 100 yards but 4 TDs over his last 3 games. The good thing was that he got 0 targets in his first 4 games, 6 in his next 2, and then 19 over his final 3 before the injury capped by a 9 target game against OAK.
The question is whether they will use him as any semblance of a down field threat next year with AJ drawing the double team. The targets tell me that they wanted to incorporate him more into the offense before he got hurt which is a good sign moving forward. The biggest point of optimism though is the comment from Marvin Lewis which i will post below which shows his faith in him to be a solid #2 WR
""Mo Sanu (is) way ahead of where (Chad) was in his second year playing in the National Football League," Lewis said. "I’ll go on record saying that." After a somewhat quiet rookie season in 2001, Johnson exploded onto the scene with a 69/1,166/5 stat line as a sophomore"