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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game for 2013 postseason 01.22.14 at 2:57 pm ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat –€“€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback ‘€” it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™€™€™s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game for the 2013 postseason.

WR Julian Edelman: 16 catches on 24 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 7 catches on 14 targets
WR Austin Collie: 5 catches on 7 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 3 catches on 6 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 3 catches on 4 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 2 catches on 3 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 1 catch on 1 target
WR Matthew Slater: 0 catches on 1 target
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 0 catches on 3 targets

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the target breakdown for the 2013 regular season.

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 12.31.13 at 7:00 am ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat –€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™€™s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game for the 2013 regular season.

WR Julian Edelman: 105 catches on 151 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 54 catches on 83 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 47 catches on 69 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 39 catches on 66 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 37 catches on 79 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 32 catches on 69 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 21 catches on 29 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 12 catches on 19 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 10 catches on 12 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 9 catches on 19 targets
WR Austin Collie: 6 catches on 11 targets
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 2 catches on 3 targets
RB LeGarrette Blount: 2 catches on 5 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 0 catches on 3 targets
RB Leon Washington: 0 catches on 1 target
TE/OL Nate Solder: 0 catches on 1 target
TE DJ Williams: 0 catches on 1 target

By position’€¨

Wide receiver: 243 catches on 412 targets

Running back/fullback: 84 catches on 120 targets

Tight end: 53 catches on 92 targets

Other: 0 catches on 1 target

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the target breakdown by position for the previous four seasons:

2012
Wide receiver: 230 catches on 369 targets
Tight end: 116 catches on 182 targets
Running back: 56 catches on 84 targets

2011
Wide receiver: 196 catches on 309 targets
Tight end: 169 catches on 237 targets
Running back: 37 catches on 58 targets
Other: 0 catches on 1 target

2010
Wide receiver: 177 catches on 282 targets
Tight end: 93 catches on 134 targets
Running back: 61 catches on 86 targets

2009
Wide receiver: 273 catches on 423 targets
Running back: 74 catches on 105 targets
Tight end: 43 catches on 60 targets

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 12.24.13 at 7:00 am ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat ‘€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback ‘€” it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game after the first 15 games of the 2013 season:

WR Julian Edelman: 96 catches on 140 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 53 catches on 80 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 44 catches on 64 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 39 catches on 66 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 36 catches on 76 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 32 catches on 69 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 21 catches on 29 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 12 catches on 18 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 10 catches on 12 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 9 catches on 19 targets
WR Austin Collie: 6 catches on 11 targets
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 2 catches on 3 targets
RB LeGarrette Blount: 2 catches on 5 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 0 catches on 3 targets
RB Leon Washington: 0 catches on 1 target
TE/OL Nate Solder: 0 catches on 1 target

By position
Wide receiver: 232 catches on 395 targets
Running back/fullback: 81 catches on 115 targets
Tight end: 53 catches on 90 targets
Other: 0 catches on 1 target

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the target breakdown through 15 games in 2012.

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 12.17.13 at 6:00 am ET
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Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game after the first 14 games of the 2013 season:

WR Julian Edelman: 89 catches on 129 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 51 catches on 77 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 43 catches on 62 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 39 catches on 66 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 35 catches on 72 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 32 catches on 69 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 19 catches on 25 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 11 catches on 17 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 10 catches on 11 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 9 catches on 19 targets
WR Austin Collie: 6 catches on 11 targets
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 2 catches on 3 targets
RB LeGarrette Blount: 2 catches on 5 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 0 catches on 3 targets
RB Leon Washington: 0 catches on 1 target
TE/OL Nate Solder: 0 catches on 1 target

By position
Wide receiver: 222 catches on 377 targets
Running back/fullback: 78 catches on 108 targets
Tight end: 52 catches on 89 targets
Other: 0 catches on 1 target

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the target breakdown through 14 games last year.

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 12.10.13 at 6:15 am ET
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Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game after the first 13 games of the 2013 season:

WR Julian Edelman: 76 catches on 110 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 41 catches on 63 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 40 catches on 55 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 39 catches on 66 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 35 catches on 72 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 32 catches on 69 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 19 catches on 25 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 10 catches on 14 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 10 catches on 11 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 5 catches on 12 targets
WR Austin Collie: 4 catches on 8 targets
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 2 catches on 3 targets
RB LeGarrette Blount: 1 catch on 4 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 0 catches on 3 targets
RB Leon Washington: 0 catches on 1 target
TE/OL Nate Solder: 0 catches on 1 target

By position
Wide receiver: 193 catches on 334 targets
Running back/fullback: 74 catches on 100 targets
Tight end: 51 catches on 86 targets
Other: 0 catches on 1 target

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the target breakdown through 13 games last season.

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 12.03.13 at 8:35 am ET
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Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game after the first 12 games of the 2013 season:

WR Julian Edelman: 70 catches on 101 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 37 catches on 61 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 37 catches on 55 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 35 catches on 72 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 32 catches on 69 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 28 catches on 38 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 19 catches on 25 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 10 catches on 14 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 9 catches on 10 targets
WR Austin Collie: 3 catches on 7 targets
FB James Develin: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 2 catches on 7 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 1 catch on 2 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 0 catches on 3 targets
RB LeGarrette Blount: 0 catches on 2 targets
RB Leon Washington: 0 catches on 1 target
TE/OL Nate Solder: 0 catches on 1 target

By position
Wide receiver: 179 catches on 311 targets
Running back/fullback: 59 catches on 79 targets
Tight end: 48 catches on 80 targets
Other: 0 catches on 1 target

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the target breakdown through the first 12 games of 2012.

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 11.26.13 at 7:00 am ET
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Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game after the first 11 games of the 2013 season:

WR Julian Edelman: 61 catches on 89 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 35 catches on 72 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 32 catches on 50 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 31 catches on 66 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 31 catches on 49 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 18 catches on 24 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 23 catches on 32 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 10 catches on 14 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 9 catches on 10 targets
WR Austin Collie: 3 catches on 7 targets
FB James Develin: 2 catches on 2 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 1 catch on 6 targets
TE Matthew Mulligan: 1 catch on 2 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 0 catches on 3 targets
RB LeGarrette Blount: 0 catches on 2 targets
RB Leon Washington: 0 catches on 1 target
TE/OL Nate Solder: 0 catches on 1 target

By position
Wide receiver: 163 catches on 290 targets
Running back/fullback: 52 catches on 71 targets
Tight end: 42 catches on 68 targets
Other: 0 catches on 1 target

By way of comparison, here’s a look at how the targets broke down through the first 11 games last season.

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