i never liked the TG trade, he was our entire team...
but trading Bowe would also be a mistake... OP, you keep saying you would rather have 2 reliable good WRs rather than 1 great bowe.... wel we dont even have ONE decent WR.... Wade? HA.... Chambers? He isnt aything special, and proved it last weekend vs. BUF.... Long cant catch tough passes either, and thats really all we have...
Bowe is better than all of them, what we need to do is draft a tall speedy WR that can stretch the field (Briscoe)...Bowe cant be the only weapon in the passing game, he has to have help...
These are last years stats, since this year really does not matter considering how few game Bowe has played in.
in 2008, Bowe was third in targeted passes with 157, behind Brandon Marshall and Andre Johnson who had 181 and 170 respectively.
The Former Chiefs Player Who Shall Remain Nameless came in fourth with 155.
IN dropped passes, Bowe was second with 13, behind Braylon Edwards who had 16 and ahead of Brandon Marshall who had 12.
So if this stat is to mean anything, then you have to consider the number of times he was targeted against the number of passes dropped. Which would give you a percentage.
Take Brandon Marshall for instance, I don't think anyone can deny he is an awesome receiver, his pass drop rating is .06%, Bowe is .08%, not bad really.
One other related stat, that I think is important when considering Bowe's abilities. That stat is the passes caught rating.
Bowe haad 86 passes caught at 157 targets, Gonzales had 96 caught out of 155 targets and Brandon Marshall had 104 caught out of 181 targets.
Here is how that stacks up.
Bowe 54% catch rating
Gonzales 61% catch rating
Marshall 57% catch rating
I think those numbers show that Bowe really is a premier receiver and if he continues to get better, he will be mentioned in the same breath with some of the greats.
Oh and when you consider targets, you also have to consider our QB situation last season. The fact that Marshall only 3% better than Bowe with a Pro-bowl QB throwing at him last year (Cutler) speaks volumes about what he and The former Chiefs player were able to do last season.
There is nothing better than shutting up a stupid argument than posting statistics!
Our job here is done, rat man, let's go home!