2012 Wide Receiver Strength Of Schedule April 30, 2012  |  Chet


Good day Fake Footballers! I have returned with the wide receiver strength of schedule for 2012. Aren’t you ecstatic!? I know, me too. I’m currently listening to Jack White’s newest album Blunderbuss. Of course I can’t get the Portlandia episode out of my head where their music festival is called Blunderbuss. It’s unfortunate that they are the same since the Portlandia episode pokes fun at the festival, but the album is amazing. It’s a great mix of blues, rock, folk, and other weird stuff I’m not qualified to name. So what does this have to do with wide receiver strength of schedule? Absolutely nothing.Just buy the album. Took me three listens to fall in love with it, but it was worth it.

So, how about these wide receivers? Much like my last look at the Running Back Strength Of Schedule and the Quarterback Strength Of Schedule is not the end all and be all of drafting tools, but I do believe it can be factored in with other analysis of the 2012 season.

I like to look at the extremes when it comes to these strength of schedule charts since there is a great chance they will change dramatically so I’ll focus on Tampa Bay here. They have the easiest schedule for receivers and they have two very nice receivers in Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. I am very much looking forward to hyping for a comeback year for Williams. Last season was the epitome of a sophomore slump. It seems like he let off the gas in year two. He wasn’t in shape, his work ethic was questioned and he just plain didn’t play well. So everyone draft him!! Well, maybe not, but I just don’t see him not making a concerted effort to bounce back and prove his detractors wrong. Last season he was targeted a lot, but there was nobody to take the heat off him. Vincent Jackson is not going to all of the sudden become a 100 catch guy. He’ll continue to spread the field while Tampa Mike can concentrate on underneath routs and end zone targets. The addition of a true 3rd down back will also take some pressure off him. Everything points to him having more motivation and an easier time on the field. This also goes for my man Josh Freeman who I also see as having a nice bounce back. But more on that later. If I have time. Stop pressuring me!!!

Here are how NFL defenses fared against wide receivers last season:

 

And here are those numbers placed into the 2012 schedule:

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