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Anthony Fasano, hidden break-out player?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Disgustipate, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Seems like an extraordinary claim given he'll likely end the season with fairly pedestrian yardage for a tight end, but consider the following:

    He is #1 among starting* wide receivers and tight ends in catch % with 79.3%.

    He is #2 among starting tight ends in yards per reception, and is #12 when wide receivers are included.

    He's arguably the most reliable down-the-field pass catcher in the NFL this season, and he's routinely made big plays. So why does he have only 26 receptions on the season? It's frequently been claimed that Fasano does not get great separation from defenders, but it's rarely mattered when the ball has been thrown at him this year, as he's made many of his catches while well covered, more than one with a single hand. He appears to have developed into the kind of player whom can make plays down the field, and whom you can force the ball.

    So why aren't we doing it? It's not as if Fasano is in pass protection a disproportionately high amount of snaps, he's done so quite a bit less than he his previous seasons with the Dolphins.




    * Starting = 75% or more of teams total snaps.
     
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  2. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

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    He is doing his thing this year. That is for sure.
     
  3. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    One of the most under appreciated players on the team.
     
  4. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    But he had that preseason drop against the Falcons.
     
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  5. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Fasano has been solid. Not only is he underrated but he makes some sick catches week after week down the field.
     

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