Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Targeting Carolina's wide receivers
By Pat Yasinskas
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
We'll continue our team-by-team look at how wide receivers performed (in terms of drops and how frequently they were targeted) with the Carolina Panthers -- also known as Steve Smith, Muhsin Muhammad and nobody else.
|Player ||Targets ||Catches ||Drops ||% Caught ||% First Down |
|D.J. Hackett ||28 ||13 ||0 ||46.4 ||25.0 |
|Dwayne Jarrett ||19 ||10 ||1 ||52.6 ||47.4 |
|Muhsin Muhammad ||108 ||65 ||8 ||60.2 ||42.6 |
|Steve Smith ||129 ||78 ||6 ||60.5 ||45.7 |
Notes: Despite missing the first two games due to a suspension, Smith finished tied for 16th in the league in the number of times he was targeted. Smith tied for 12th in the league in yards after the catch with 439 and led all NFC South receivers in that category.