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Meachem’s snap count 2011

Posted by Chris Brown on March 13, 2012 – 7:56 pm

With Robert Meachem a distinct possibility as an addition to Buffalo’s receiving corps we thought we’d take a closer look at his snap count figures in New Orleans and how his receiving numbers compared to the rest of the Saints’ passing targets in 2011.

With an assist from ProFootballFocus, Meachem was on the field for a surprising 877 snaps last season, more than any of the other receivers on the New Orleans roster (see below).

 WR  Robert Meachem 877  
WR  Devery Henderson 863  
 WR  Marques Colston 801   
 WR  Lance Moore 422  
 WR  Adrian Arrington 91  
 WR  Courtney Roby 6

As far as receiving numbers go in the Saints offense Meachem was sixth in receptions with 40, in an offense where Drew Brees really spreads the ball around. Proof of that came in the fact that the team’s top two receiving targets were TE Jimmy Graham (99 rec.) and RB Darren Sproles (86 rec.).  

Perhaps most encouraging is Meacham had the second-best reception-to-touchdown ratio for New Orleans. Lance Moore had a touchdown reception for every 6.5 catches he made last season. Meachem had a touchdown catch for every 6.66 catches he made.

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