January 22, 2013
THE McDANIELS PROBLEM:
Snaps: Gronk effect with 4th option (Mike Reiss, 1/22/13, ESPNBoston.com)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 22, 2013 7:27 PMSnaps played by Patriots skill-position players in the team's 28-13 AFC Championship Game loss to the Ravens, while analyzing what it means (small margin for error):QB Tom Brady -- 83 of 83TE Aaron Hernandez - 83 of 83WR Brandon Lloyd - 82 of 83WR Wes Welker - 80 of 83WR Deion Branch - 39 of 83RB Stevan Ridley - 35 of 83RB Danny Woodhead - 31 of 83TE Daniel Fells - 30 of 83RB Shane Vereen - 17 of 83TE Michael Hoomanawanui - 16 of 83TE Marcus Cannon - 1 of 83TE Donald Thomas - 1 of 83 [...]Aaron Hernandez and Brandon Lloyd were each targeted 14 times, while Wes Welker was targeted 12 times. There was a big drop-off after that. Fells and Hoomanawanui weren't targeted at all, while Branch was targeted twice on his 39 snaps.