2018 NFL Week 4

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  1. Old Scratch

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    I don't quite get why they are not only saying this but saying it matter-of-factly.

    He has 2/3rds of the starts (65% of the starts & 62% of the targets) as Gronk and only 1/3rd of the TDs. He's not even on pace for the yardage. It's not like he was playing with a scrub, he was Alex Smith's go to target.

    Kelce's highest TD season was last year at 8, Gronk had that in 1 less game. Gronk had 50 more yards on almost 20 less targets. The year before last Kelce only had 1 more TD than Gronk and Gronk missed half the year with injuries and only started 6 games. He only had about double Gronk's yardage on 3x the targets.

    Gronk did that while being plagued with injuries since his 3rd season, and a target of frequent cheap shots to the knees and head.

    The Patriots offense has been anemic this year while the Chiefs are on a record breaking pace through the first 4 games. Yet still Kelce isn't clearly blowing Gronk out of the water to justify making that statement. Let's see how they stack up after the other 75% of the season is played.
     
  2. Riggins44

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    If Switzer and MacDonald continue to play a prominent role in the Steelers' offense, with Big Ben and also Watt on D, the Steelers actually are a decent team to watch.
     
  3. Freethinker

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    Don’t forget Jesse James. He’s had a 100 yard receiving game this year as well.
     
  4. Deceptive Speed

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    Same here about Ryan Switzer, I was shocked Mike Tomlin allowed a white WR play so much. With that said I think Switzer has the potential to be a Cole Beasley type, and should only improve here in production!
     
  5. Deceptive Speed

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    Spot on! I also noticed how much the 3 Hill, Erickson, and Switzer are getting involved in special offensive packages. Those guys are definitely some of the more underrated surprises we've had so far this season!!
     
  6. Riggins44

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    That's right. Tomlin better watch out or these white pass catchers will become an indispensable part of his team.
     
  7. Flint

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    That's so weird. For many years I have hated the Steelers and so whenever I saw Big Ben playing so great it was disappointing because it meant the "black" team would come out on top. This last game I more enjoyed the team as there were other players to watch. And it was nice being able to cheer for Rothliesberger. His style of play is really unique. I don't think there is any other QB that plays like him. The way he is so tough in the pocket and able to make big plays under pressure. I hope this more white friendly team can have a good run. Heck they are almost as good to watch as the Pats now!
     

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