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singersp
08-20-2012, 06:30 AM
Aromashodu becomes Vikings’ top target — to zero results

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C Mac D
08-20-2012, 09:36 AM
This is the guy we should be targeting most...


Devin Aromashodu - Minnesota Vikings - 2012 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com (http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3758/devin-aromashodu)

Devin Aromashodu remains without a preseason reception despite nine passes thrown in his direction.
It's worth noting because Aromashodu's 33.3 percent catch rate last season was the lowest of any NFL receiver to play at least a third of his team's offensive snaps. Simply put, NFL receivers don't get any less effective....

continued (http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3758/devin-aromashodu)

midgensa
08-20-2012, 04:23 PM
Going into camp and the preseason I was fairly certain Shodu would retain a spot on the team. He put up nearly 500 yards last season and already had an upper hand in "knowing the offense."

But the numbers are just starting to pile up against him ... especially with the rising play of Stephen Burton. Sure, Shodu has a shot at being around while Simpson serves his suspension. But once Simpson is back, I think the spots will be eaten up by Harvin, Simpson, Jenkins, Burton and Wright.

i_bleed_purple
08-20-2012, 04:55 PM
In the end, Aromashodu gets open. That at least lets our QB make a throw to give us a chance. We go nowhere when receivers can't get open.

Last game Aromashodu had a couple rough breaks on sideline catches and a brutal PI non-call. If Webb gets those throws a foot or two more in bounds, Mush has two very nice medium-long balls and 80+ yards receiving, probably a TD.

I say this preseason, keep feeding the guy the ball to see if he can actually produce or not.

midgensa
08-20-2012, 06:57 PM
In the end, Aromashodu gets open. That at least lets our QB make a throw to give us a chance. We go nowhere when receivers can't get open.

Last game Aromashodu had a couple rough breaks on sideline catches and a brutal PI non-call. If Webb gets those throws a foot or two more in bounds, Mush has two very nice medium-long balls and 80+ yards receiving, probably a TD.

I say this preseason, keep feeding the guy the ball to see if he can actually produce or not.

I would not be against this. It definitely is an odd stat they throw out when they talk about his number of targets and his number of catches, sometimes that can be more on the QB than anyone else obviously.

I would like to see him show me he is a playmaker though. Hopefully he can do that in the next couple of weeks.

Purple Floyd
08-20-2012, 08:08 PM
I would not be against this. It definitely is an odd stat they throw out when they talk about his number of targets and his number of catches, sometimes that can be more on the QB than anyone else obviously.

I would like to see him show me he is a playmaker though. Hopefully he can do that in the next couple of weeks.


Do the stats include the worm burners that McNabb threw at everyone's feet for the first 6 or so games of last year?

If so the numbers don't mean as much.Even without McChunky you still have to consider that he was having Webb and a rookie in Ponder throwing to him. Not surprised he had a low percentage.

vikinggreg
08-20-2012, 09:18 PM
He needs to steer clear or "Terrell Owen's extra buttery fingers popcorn" before games is all

TO was 0-5 in his first game


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Randy Moss
08-20-2012, 10:46 PM
Did anyone watch the game? Joe Webb's throws were horrible. Both on the sideline were uncatchable. The one over the middle was even worse.

C Mac D
08-20-2012, 11:54 PM
Did anyone watch the game? Joe Webb's throws were horrible. Both on the sideline were uncatchable. The one over the middle was even worse.

Yeah, he was off on the med/long balls. He's a great athlete though, we have to find ways to get him on the field more.

Minniman
08-25-2012, 09:09 AM
It's worth noting because Aromashodu's 33.3 percent catch rate last season was the lowest of any NFL receiver to play at least a third of his team's offensive snaps.
That is usually an indicator of poor route running. That is, if the quarterback is any good.

singersp
08-25-2012, 11:21 AM
That is usually an indicator of poor route running. That is, if the quarterback is any good.

I would say if it's not so much poor passes, it's an indicator he can't catch worth a shit, regardless of how well he runs his route.

Minniman
08-26-2012, 12:17 AM
I would say if it's not so much poor passes, it's an indicator he can't catch worth a shit, regardless of how well he runs his route.
He would have drops indicated. If he is not where he needs to be when he needs to be there, he could have Cris Carter hands of steel and still not make the catch. He may not have great hand skills either, but I see balls thrown his way that miss him far too often.

I wonder how many of Ponder's picks last season were from receivers running poor routes. Anyone have underground copies of game films on hand to evaluate? The television coverage is almost worthless for route watching.

PurpleTide
08-26-2012, 03:54 AM
One more preseason game to get on track. It looks worse than it probably is as we don't get the coaches perspective, but he better step it up.

singersp
08-26-2012, 11:33 AM
He would have drops indicated. If he is not where he needs to be when he needs to be there, he could have Cris Carter hands of steel and still not make the catch. He may not have great hand skills either, but I see balls thrown his way that miss him far too often.

I wonder how many of Ponder's picks last season were from receivers running poor routes. Anyone have underground copies of game films on hand to evaluate? The television coverage is almost worthless for route watching.


I hope you're not insinuating that Ponder's passes were dead accurate last year & it was the receivers fault for not being where the ball was. The ole, he zigged when he should have zagged type excuses.

Minniman
08-26-2012, 06:06 PM
I hope you're not insinuating that Ponder's passes were dead accurate last year & it was the receivers fault for not being where the ball was. The ole, he zigged when he should have zagged type excuses.
Since we do not know the calls, it is hard to know who's fault it is on miscommunication plays like that. I suspect some were receivers' and some were Ponder's. If the Vikings ran read option routes, I would suspect even more miscommunication problems.

I have seen Ponder throw into an area with no receiver, and either the receiver did not run the route or Ponder got the wrong route in his head. If it was a read option, then there could have been different reads, but I have not heard that the Vikings are running those routes under Bill Musgrave.

Minniman
08-29-2012, 03:18 AM
I have seen Ponder throw into an area with no receiver, and either the receiver did not run the route or Ponder got the wrong route in his head. If it was a read option, then there could have been different reads, but I have not heard that the Vikings are running those routes under Bill Musgrave.
Thinking about this, I could not see any NFL offense not have option routes or at least routes that require receivers to alter patterns based on the defensive placement.

With Brett Favre, Drew Brees, or Payton Manning, the work is done in the screening room, and receivers miss routes or drop balls on the field at there own risk.

If the Vikings are serious about winning, they will not accept wholesale imperfection in their passing game.