Daniel Posted January 18 Share Posted January 18 6 minutes ago, KingTitan said: So talking about Trey Lance. Sounds like Lance was the scouts pick and Kyle Shanahan wanted Mac Jones. Mainly because his offense doesn't call for the athleticism or strong arm. It needs accuracy timing. All the things that Purdy is good at, similar to Jimmy G and even Mac Jones to a degree. Scouts didn't think Jones was worth a top pick like that because he is limited. Which he has shown to be. So what kind of offense will we be? Do we need a QB like Lance/Tannehiill, or can we draft a lower round guy or go with someone not aas high profile and see success? I think we're all assuming that Kelly is the likely hire. And if that's the case, we'll probably have an offense somewhat similar to the Texans while he was OC there. In 2019: They had 434 rushes (87 by QBs) to 534 passing attempts. Watson rushed for 413 yards. TEs accounted for 106 targets, RBs for 79, and WRs for 332. Carlos Hyde got the majority of the snaps at RB, with 245 attempts to Duke Johnson's 83. In 2020: They had 344 rushes (90 by Watson) to 546 passing attempts, so it became more pass heavy. Watson rushed for 444 yards. TEs accounted for 100 targets, RBs for 89, and WRs for 335. RB was more spread out, with David Johnson getting 147 attempts to Duke Johnsons's 77. Then, in 2021: They had 420 rushes (37 by QBs) to 546 passing attempts. Tyrod Taylor rushed 19 times for 151 yards and passed 91 times for 150. Mills rushed 18 times for 44 yards and passed 263 times. TEs accounted for 100 targets, RBs for 104, and WRs for 319. RB was even more distributed, with Burkhead getting 122 rushes, Ingram 92, Johnson 67, and Lindsay 50. It's hard to tell whether their QBs just tended to run a lot when they had mobile QBs (Taylor and Watson), or they explicitly called more QB runs. But all three seasons, the Texans had one WR get the vast majority of the targets, the RB load spread out more and more to a RB by committee approach, and TEs got the same percentage of the targets, while RB targets went up. That doesn't tell us a ton, but we do see the offense change quite a bit when they switch from Deshaun Watson to Davis Mills. They run the ball a lot more and throw a lot more passes to RBs. If nothing else, that certainly makes it look like Kelly at least did something that Downing never did: tailored his offense to the talent available. Kelly also pretty consistently got balls into talented players' (i.e. the top receiver) hands. Their No. 1 receiver in 2019 (Hopkins) got 45.2% of the WR targets. In 20 and 21, it was Cooks, getting 35.5% and 42% of the WR targets, respectively. Compare that to AJ Brown last year, only getting 33.8% of the WR targets in 2021. Like I said, not much can be seen just from the numbers, but it certainly looks a lot better than what we had, if nothing else. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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