Buckychudd wrote:His two lowest yardage games also came when Vick was back. He started the season like a monster......he didn't keep it up. Full year 2002 he didn't perform anything like the beginning of 2003.
The thinking is that Vick would rather rush the ball than dump it off to a TE.....seems like more his style. He looks downfield, then his second thought is to run.
Vick also had a QB rating of 19 in one of those games, so no one really had any recieving yds that day. The other lowest output for Crumpler you eluded to was the TB game, and Id be interested in finding out how TB faired against shutting down all TEs last yr - seems to me they matched up pretty strong against them, but thats just a theory.
I guess I see a lot more of a situational drop in production than evidence to draw a conclusion that Vick and Alge dont connect. Werent they quite a sleeper duo in 2002? He did score 5 TDs that yr - and with the limited time Vick played that yr, I wonder if those Tds came in games w Vick or not. I dont have individual player game logs for that yr, so I would be interested in seeing them if someone could provide a link.
The theory about Vick choosing to run instead of dump is a solid one. He does love to run no doubt about it. Speaking of which - how long before Vick gets injured this yr? lol
If Crumpler is seen as a short yd dump off for Vick that might be ok too since that also may correlate into TD receptions. Just playing devils advocate I guess.