Originally Posted by JB1089
Plax's effectiveness in the red zone has been tremendously overstated. I was listening to Matt Williamson (who has a generally negative take on the Jets) and he said that Plax was one of the league leaders in red zone targets last year. He said that his 8 TDs were far less impressive in that context, as the Jets force-fed him the ball in that area of the field and any decent receiver would have produced similar results if given the same number of opportunities.
So I'll continue to give the credit for last year's red zone success to Tom Moore, not Plax.
Fair enough. I agree about Tom Moore. But who is catching those balls this year? Hill? I hope so but we cannot act as if he is a given.
And we forget that amazing catch Plax made against the Bills that basically saved the game. Not sure anybody on this roster can catch that ball, it was a horrible pass. One of the best catches of the entire season IMO.
I think b.c of our lack of talent last season, players such as Plax and LT had to be overused. I think they both will be missed. I don't know who is going to be catching the ball out of the backfield or which back is going to pick up the blitz.
Hopefully we have some of the younger players step up and fill those rolls.