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You Don't Want Your Stud Wide Receiver To Be Playing..... (1 Viewer)

Rubi

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the Steelers in a game you need to win. I'll preface this by saying I'm not a Steelers fan,I'm a Giants fan(ouch!)

But a quick look at the leading scorers in FFPC scoring leagues shows an interesting fact. A.J. Green is averaging 20.63 ppg overall. Against The Steelers,with Ike Taylor on him ALL night he scored 10.10. Brandon Marshall is averaging 19.63 ppg,against The Steelers,with Ike on him MOST of the night,he scored 10.20. Ike may be the most underated defensive back in the league. Revis,Sherman and the rest get a lot of accolades,and rightly so,but for a long time now,Ike Taylor has been a shut down corner with the best of them,in a very quite way it seems.

So check the schedule,if your stud wideout has a date with Ike and The Steelers secondary,don't expect him to be himself that week.

 
Ohnoes, who will I start for Cordarelle Patterson or Greg Jennings this week!?!

Just messing around -- good info there. Looks like Ike is playing elite this year.

 
The Giants also do a great job of shutting down the opposing #1 WR.

Week 1 - Dez Bryant - 4/22/0

Week 2 - Demaryius Thomas - 5/52/0

Week 3 - Steve Smith - 3/40/0

 
You Don't Want Your Stud Wide Receiver To Be Playing on a bum ankle... (Roddy)

 
The Giants also do a great job of shutting down the opposing #1 WR.

Week 1 - Dez Bryant - 4/22/0

Week 2 - Demaryius Thomas - 5/52/0

Week 3 - Steve Smith - 3/40/0
This is not really indicative of the Giants shut down corners but more of an indictment on how poor the rest of their secondary is

HTH

 
The Giants also do a great job of shutting down the opposing #1 WR.

Week 1 - Dez Bryant - 4/22/0

Week 2 - Demaryius Thomas - 5/52/0

Week 3 - Steve Smith - 3/40/0
This is not really indicative of the Giants shut down corners but more of an indictment on how poor the rest of their secondary is

HTH
All I know is, #1 WR's have performed poorly against them, while the #2 WR and even TE does much better. Whatever the actual reason (maybe the Giants always double-team the #1 WR with a safety), it's a trend I've seen developing and was worth noting.

 
Ike has always been an underrated player.

He makes a lot of tackles, the reason he is never considered** one of the best in the business is because he has hands of stone

 
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You also don't want your stud WR to be covered by Joe Haden. Unfortunately mine is this weekend but AJ has caught a TD with Joe blanketing him before. Should be a fun matchup to watch at least.

 
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Broncobiv said:
AcerFC said:
Broncobiv said:
The Giants also do a great job of shutting down the opposing #1 WR.

Week 1 - Dez Bryant - 4/22/0

Week 2 - Demaryius Thomas - 5/52/0

Week 3 - Steve Smith - 3/40/0
This is not really indicative of the Giants shut down corners but more of an indictment on how poor the rest of their secondary is

HTH
All I know is, #1 WR's have performed poorly against them, while the #2 WR and even TE does much better. Whatever the actual reason (maybe the Giants always double-team the #1 WR with a safety), it's a trend I've seen developing and was worth noting.
It is relevant, I'd have to go back and re-watch the tapes though to really see how these guys were being covered. Another thing that is worth noting is their defense has been better than it looks on the score cards. In the first half of each of these games we've seen them be extremely solid on defense. They shut down Romo and Peyton despite massive turnovers in the first half vs Romo and they didn't really let the Panthers go off, it was more a result of really good field position on the Panthers scoring drives. Right now, the Giants struggles have been more on offense. The Defense is simply breaking down because they're out there so long and getting no rest because of the lack of offensive production early on in these games.

 
Ike is a heck of a player but I think the point might be that you should expect lower production from your WRs when their team is playing against a team they will easily defeat.

 

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