Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Only As Good As Brandon Marshall And Eric Decker

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 32San Diego Chargers4,8551,48030.5 45.7 14Arizona Cardinals4,7752,21846.5 2Denver Broncos4,2162,43957.9 29Minnesota Vikings3,2461,21537.4 11Oakland Raiders4,1291,99248.2 21Philadelphia Eagles4,3411,85042.6 27St. Louis Rams2,9311,16239.6 25Washington Redskins4,2941,72940.3 23Tennessee Titans3,8931,63742.0 8Cincinnati Bengals4,1042,11351.5 6Pittsburgh Steelers4,8222,59953.9 24New Orleans Saints5,2052,12240.8 12Carolina Panthers3,8731,84347.6 7Houston Texans4,0792,17953.4 28New England Patriots4,8121,86838.8 15Detroit Lions4,4632,02745.4 26San Francisco 49ers3,6461,45239.8 League average Which teams got the most out of their top two receivers in 2015? 16Green Bay Packers3,8251,71944.9 10Cleveland Browns4,1562,00948.3 13Indianapolis Colts3,9281,85747.3 22Dallas Cowboys3,6781,55342.2 YARDS BY TOP 2 RECEIVERS 9New York Giants4,5042,24749.9 19Seattle Seahawks4,0611,75443.2 30Baltimore Ravens4,4491,61436.3 31Chicago Bears3,8431,27133.1 5Jacksonville Jaguars4,4282,43154.9 RANKTEAMTOTAL RECEIVING YARDSTOTALPERCENTAGE 1New York Jets4,1702,52960.6% The Gang Green contract dispute is over: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has re-signed with the New York Jets, on a one-year, $12 million contract with up to $3 million in additional incentives. Casual fans may wonder why it took so long for Fitzpatrick to re-sign — for months, it was clear that Fitzpatrick had no other suitors and the Jets had no exciting alternative. And, after all, Fitzpatrick was coming off of a strong statistical season. He threw for 3,905 yards last year — the highest single-season total by a Jets quarterback since Joe Namath in 1967 — and 31 passing touchdowns, a franchise record.Perhaps most importantly, Fitzpatrick’s statistical output was far ahead of what Jets fans have come to expect from the position. Fitzpatrick averaged 6.46 adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A) last season, more than a yard better than any of the Jets’ starting quarterbacks over the previous decade. The chart below shows New York’s main QB each season from 2005 through 2015 and his average ANY/A. Fitzpatrick’s 2015 sticks out in a very good way:On the heels of six Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith seasons, Fitzpatrick’s competent play represented a vast improvement. But Fitzpatrick’s numbers really only look great relative to the poor passers of Jets history and thanks to the rising tide that is lifting passing numbers leaguewide.Before Fitzpatrick, the Jets hadn’t experienced above-average quarterbacking since 2006, and Jets passers had been far below average in each of the four seasons leading into 2015. Against that backdrop, Fitzpatrick’s ever-so-slightly-above-average numbers painted the picture of a bearded savior. But although Fitzpatrick deserves credit for the strong season (along with, perhaps, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey), his top two receivers were just as responsible for the big year.The Jets signed Eric Decker before the 2014 season, and he had a productive year, but he couldn’t save New York’s passing attack by himself. After New York traded for Brandon Marshall in 2015, though, the duo quickly turned into one of the best one-two receiving punches in the NFL. Together, Marshall and Decker combined for 2,529 receiving yards, second-most in the NFL behind Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Perhaps more importantly, Marshall and Decker also combined for 60.6 percent of all Jets receiving yards, easily the highest rate in the league for any pair of receivers:1Defining a team’s top receiving duo as its two leading players in receiving yards. 18Tampa Bay Buccaneers4,0421,76743.7 20Miami Dolphins4,2311,81943.0 4Atlanta Falcons4,6022,52854.9 17Buffalo Bills3,6001,59944.4 3Kansas City Chiefs3,4931,96356.2 Marshall and Decker were also touchdown machines. In nine of the Jets’ 16 games last season, both Marshall and Decker reached the end zone: That made them the first pair of wide-receiver teammates to each score in nine games (and only the second pair of teammates, period, joining former Cowboys Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin). Incredibly, Marshall and Decker by themselves caught 25 of Fitzpatrick’s 31 total touchdown throws, or 81 percent.Thought of another way, Marshall and Decker saw 305 targets last year, with all other Jets players combining for nearly an equal number: 297. Yet Marshall/Decker combined for 2,529 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns, and all other Jets combined for 1,641 receiving yards and just seven receiving touchdowns. Marshall and Decker together averaged 8.3 yards per target; all other Jets averaged only 5.5 yards per target.That difference of 2.8 yards per target between the Jets’ top two receivers and the rest of the team ranked third-largest in the NFL, behind two other teams that had star receivers doing most of the heavy lifting: Jacksonville (with Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, at +3.7) and the New York Giants (thanks mostly to Odell Beckham Jr., at +2.9). Marshall/Decker’s rate of 11.7 targets for every touchdown also ranked fourth-best among top receiving pairings,2Behind the top duos of Seattle (9.0), Jacksonville (10.7) and New England (11.6). but the rest of the Jets were targeted 42.4 times for every touchdown pass, the fourth-worst rate in the league for receiving groups outside a team’s top two targets.3That ranked ahead of only Cleveland (56.8), Minnesota (57.2) and San Francisco (44.0). In other words, Fitzpatrick was putting up great numbers only when throwing to Marshall and Decker — not anyone else. It’s fair to say, then, that no passing game in 2015 was as reliant on its top two receivers as the Jets’ was.Granted, the Jets’ other targets weren’t very good,4Bilal Powell, Quincy Enunwa, Chris Ivory and Kenbrell Thompkins were the only other Jets with at least 30 targets. so you would expect a large chasm in production between Marshall/Decker and the rest of the team. But that makes it more difficult to determine how much of Fitzpatrick’s numbers were the product of his own play, and how much was due to his top two targets. And that’s probably what caused such a disconnect between the Jets and Fitzpatrick’s camp during negotiations.Ultimately, Fitzpatrick signed a reasonable one-year contract, so we may be revisiting the same scenario next offseason, with the Jets having to ascertain their QB’s true worth once more. read more

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Winks focused on positives after loss to Wolves

first_imgTottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks insists he’s focusing on the positives after the team’s disappointing home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.Spurs suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Nuno-Espirito Santo’s side on Saturday at Wembley, a result which has seen then fall to the third position on the Premier League table.However, Winks is taking a positive outlook on the club’s current position.“It shows how well we are doing this year to be considered title contenders and to be sitting here disappointed that we aren’t closer to the top than we’d expect, it just shows us how far we have come and how well we are doing,” he said, according to BT Sport.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have high expectations ourselves and if we don’t come away with a win against Wolves at home we get frustrated at that. It just shows how high our standards are set at the moment and how ambitious we are.”Mauricio Pochettino’s men get the chance to return to winning ways against Cardiff on New Year’s Day and Winks insists the players are determined to put the Wolves result right.“We said before the game that it was must-win so to come away with a defeat is a down dressing room – everyone is fuming but it is football,” Winks added. “We have to bounce back against Cardiff on the first.”“We are still in the race, we have had some great results, we can’t get too down about this, we have to get ourselves ready for the next game and bounce back with a win.”last_img read more

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Warnock confident of new signings

first_imgNeil Warnock says Cardiff City need to strengthen their squad in the bid to mount a Premier League survival bid.The Bluebirds were brushed aside 3-0 by Tottenham at home New Year’s Day, and currently floating above the drop zone in 16th place.Warnock is eager to manage expectations at Cardiff but says they are working hard to strengthen for the second half of the season.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.He told Sky Sports: “We are working hard, trying hard, we do need two or three. The chairman is doing it all – he knows how hard it is now! I’m pleased he’s negotiated! But it’s not straightforward if you can fit in at this stage of the season; January is a terrible month to be buying.“At least we have 10 days or so until the next game, get everyone fit and hopefully bring one or two lads in as well, and we go again. We have to put these defeats behind us and onto the next one.”last_img read more

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Luka Modric rejects Real Madrid offer – Report

first_imgCroatian midfielder Luka Modric has reportedly rejected a new contract offer from Real Madrid and is said to be considering an approach from Inter.Diario AS cite a report in local TV station Telemadrid and carried by Football Italia claiming the Ballon d’Or winner has turned down Madrid’s initial offer and there are strong indications that the interest from Inter is huge.Modric has been instrumental in both club and country as he helped Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title and his nation Croatia to their first ever World Cup final.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Modric is believed to be influenced by the fact that his fellow compatriots Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic all play at the Nerazzurri.The midfielder’s current deal at the Bernabeu runs through until 2020 but he is said to be holding out for an improved offer, one which would match or exceed that offered by Inter.last_img read more

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Lyfts AllAccess subscription service comes to San Diego

first_img October 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The ride-hailing service Lyft announced Tuesday it will expand its All-Access subscription plan to all markets nationwide, including San Diego.Lyft’s All-Access plan offers residents a discounted fare for 30 rides of $15 or fewer. Lyft customers would normally pay up to $450 for that many rides, according to the company; the All-Access plan costs $299 per month. Customers receive a 5 percent discount for additional rides, but unused rides at the end of a 30-day period do not roll over to the next 30-day period.“This is the first step toward delivering on our goal of making car ownership optional, and we’re constantly looking for more ways to provide passengers with the easiest, most convenient options possible,” the company said in a statement.Lyft piloted the program earlier this year with differing costs and ride amounts, ranging from $199 per month for 30 rides or $399 for 60 rides. The All-Access plan has been compared to subscription services like Costco Wholesale and Amazon Prime. In a March interview with technology news outlet Techcrunch, Lyft CEO Logan Green expressed a desire to eventually move the transportation industry toward a subscription model similar to Netflix. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 16, 2018 Lyft’s All-Access subscription service comes to San Diego Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Get some sari makeover this wedding season

first_imgSari is one outfit that remains evergreen – because it is elegant, sustainable, and versatile. It can make you look vivacious and sexy, but this wedding season create a new look with this six-yard wonder by draping it differently, adding a layering or accessorising it in a new way. One of the most edgy ways to spice up your sari is by adding Capes in neutrals and black tones that are right on trend, whatever be the season. For an ultimate festive look, go for a classy golden brocade or sheer cape.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Another stylish and easy hack to amp your sari is wearing it with ethnic shrugs and jackets. After selecting the sari, team it up with an appropriate jacket blouse. From short or waistcoat-like jackets to peplum, sleeveless or collared jackets, all these work as wonderful cover-ups for both casual or heavy party look, and you can never go wrong with them. One can also add zing and royalty by wearing a long embellished velvet jacket and protect oneself from winter at the same time. An embellished collar can be adorned with a low-neckline blouse and the collar’s design elements can compensate for any kind of heavy duty neckpiece.  Add instant drama and Indo-western look by putting on a cowl accessory! For the slender bride, an embellished front cowl top could enhance the silhouette of the draped sari.last_img read more

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World Hepatitis DayExpecting mothers with hepatitis C have 90 chance of infecting

first_imgThe parents of 31-year-old Naina Bharali are worried since their only daughter has been diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver cancer) — caused by the hepatitis C virus. She is four months pregnant and they fear the new born will also get infected by the blood-borne viral disease. The confused Bharali does not know how she got the disease, but doctors she is consulting on a regular basis suspect she received infected blood almost a decade ago when she had met with an accident. Now, the only priority for Bharali’s parents is to get her proper medication and prevent her foetus from getting affected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”A child born to a HCV-positive mother has a 90 per cent chance of carrying the viral infection. Such children usually develop chronic HCV and, without treatment, progress to chronic liver disease and liver failure,” Manish S. Bhatnagar, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist cum Director of Ahmedabad’s Icon Hospital, told IANS. According to an Indian Society for Clinical Research, the country “carries a high burden of this disease…has 17 per cent of the global population and 20 per cent of the global disease burden. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”But less than 1.4 percent of all global clinical trials are done in India,” according to an ISCR statement issued on Friday.President ISCR Chirag Trivedi said it “is crucial for us to scale-up clinical research for many of our public health challenges, including hepatitis.” Last year, the then president, Suneela Thatte, had said in a press release that hepatitis C alone affected an estimated 12 million people in India.More worryingly, there has been an eight per cent rise in the number of HCV cases among pregnant women in the last one decade. Experts say that babies born with HCV often have a mild liver disease and around 80 per cent have very low to no liver scarring in the first 18 years. However, the actual nature of the disease becomes apparent once the child reaches adulthood as HCV usually takes more than a decade to cause liver problems — but whenever it happens, it is disastrous. The Hepatitis C virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Most common modes of infection are through exposure to small quantities of blood. This may happen through injection drug use, unsafe injection practices, unsafe health care and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products.Bhatnagar said that HCV cases in women are fast increasing due to unsafe injection practices, promiscuity and unsafe sex, unsanitary delivery practices, rising intravenous drug use and usage of unsafe blood products from unregistered blood banks.According to global health bodies, an estimated 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C infection. A significant number of them will develop cirrhosis or liver cancer. Approximately 399,000 people die each year from hepatitis C, mostly from cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.Neerav Goyal, Senior Consultant — Liver Transplant, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, said HCV in pregnant women in India has been reported more from rural areas compared to urban areas.”One of the reasons attributed is the increased incidence of anaemia in the rural population with a consequent higher chance of using contaminated needles and syringes for its treatment. A higher incidence has also been reported from multigravida, where previous pregnancies, hospital admissions, obstetrical surgeries and blood transfusions have lead to an increase incidence of HCV infection,” said Goyal.According to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, transfusion of unscreened blood in patients till 2002 had been one of the major reasons behind spread of Hepatitis C. Following 2002, the government has been strict on measures against infected blood.Commenting on cases of HCV among pregnant women, Roy Patankar, a prominent Mumbai-based gastroenterologist and Director of Zen Hospital, said that as the impact of this illness on children is not as much in the initial days as that of an adult, many doctors opt for a wait-and-watch approach. Until they reach an appropriate age for therapy, doctors do not prefer any treatment.Antiviral medicines can cure more than 95 per cent of persons with HCV infection, thereby reducing the risk of death from liver cancer and cirrhosis, but access to diagnosis and treatment is low. There is currently no vaccine for HCV, but research in this area is ongoing.”HCV can usually be treated using antiviral medicines, although currently there is no vaccine for HCV, research is on. Recently, few Indian firms have received licenses to manufacture HCV drugs as the country’s capabilities in generic manufacturing, where quality and low cost co-exist, is quite well known,” said Patankar.As far as research on the development of new medicine for HCV is concerned, a lot of effort is being put in worldwide. However, most of the breakthrough drugs have come from the US and Europe so far. India’s pharma prowess has ensured the lowest rates of these antivirals, thereby making them accessible to most of the patients.Sofosobuvir, Ledipasvir Ribavarin, Veltapasvir, Grazoprevir, Elbasvir and PEG-Interferon are some of the latest drugs against HCV.Sofosbuvir is a direct-acting antiviral drug that targets different steps of the HCV lifecycle. The medicine blocks the polymerase enzyme that the virus uses to replicate.Ramesh Garg, Senior Consultant at Gastroenterology at the city-based Saroj Hospital, said that earlier, HCV treatment was difficult and came with a lot of side effects, but since the advent of direct acting antivirals, there have been significantly higher cure rates.last_img read more

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