Why do our receivers struggle to create YAC?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by PRAY IV M3RCY, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. PRAY IV M3RCY

    PRAY IV M3RCY Starter

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    At first I thought it was because of a lack of talent and athleticism, but we have addressed that issue this year. So why are guys still being tackled as soon as they catch the ball? It was a stark contrast compared to the Raiders being one of the best teams at getting YAC. I'm starting to believe its the system and the route running being asked of our receivers. Are we not scheming them open enough?
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  2. RockyTop Fox

    RockyTop Fox Offensive Coordinator

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    We don't have a ton of athleticism at WR. Decker and Matthews (and even Delanie) are slower, bigger, stronger targets meant to get the ball in traffic. I don't expect much YAC from them.

    I think our offense would thrive in more of a West Coast system as opposed to this power run/vertical/west coast hybrid system we have going on. That's what the Raiders ran ever since Del Rio became their coach, and you see the results in their WRs.

    Lord knows Mariota is a west coast QB, and there's nothing wrong with that. We should tailor the offense to his strengths above all else, and that kind of offense would net a lot more YAC for our WRs.

    The additions of Corey Davis and Taylor should help us get more YAC regardless though, and if we did switch to a west coast offense, they would be right at home with Mariota.
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  3. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    I don't hate our system because theoretically if Mariota goes out we could still play our brand of ball and maybe win games. But the offense does feature his ability to move, so part of it is for Mariota.
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  4. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

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    We dont get YAC because we throw screens to Decker instead of Taywon
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  5. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

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    Seriously though, Davis and Taywon will help out in this department... but it's gonna take more than 1 game to see it
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  6. The Hammer

    The Hammer Leper Messiah

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    They're possession receivers
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  7. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

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    A whole ton of curl and comeback patterns along with our receivers not creating enough separation.

    You'll get more YAC yards in a spread offense because as we know it, it creates 1 on 1 situations.

    Also, you need a QB who can zip the ball. I don't care how talented the WR is, but if the QB doesn't have zip in the NFL that will be the difference in the WR getting into open space before a DB can react. There's nothing wrong with Mariota's arm, but when you run bunch formations like we do all 1 or 2 WRs that run their 10 yard comeback routes have no chance in hell at YAC yards.

    So I would blame the lack of YAC more on the scheme we run.
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  8. Roscoes Wetsuit

    Roscoes Wetsuit Starter

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    Kinda hard when you run every 1st and 2nd down leaving you in 3rd and long situations. The you gotta throw past the sticks.
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  9. Jwill1919

    Jwill1919 Coach

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    Mariflota, the ball is in the air allowing DBs to close.
    Also, how many times do you see our WRs leave their feet to make a catch?

    It's not a concern, Mariflota is doing fine, takes time to get that precise chemistry.
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  10. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus #ShoutboxAlley4Life

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    ISO routes with minimal separation. ISO routes not creating space like combinations typically do (and schemed to a certain player who takes advantage of the space. Aka yac)

    Bunch of curls arnt going to create yac fellas.
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