Why New Orleans Saints Must Get Joe Morgan More Involved in Offense

November 29, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the first quarter of the Saints home loss on Monday Night Football to the Ravens, wide receiver Joe Morgan had a 60-yard rush and 60-yard reception in the same quarter.
He's the first player to do that since Pro-Football-Reference.com play-by-play data is available, dating back to 1998.
Then, inexplicably, after that: Zero touches.
What Morgan did in one quarter—taking a reverse for 67 yards on the second play from scrimmage and adding a 62-yard reception two drives later—has not been replicated by any other player over the course of the entire season, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk:
According to Bleacher Report research, Morgan was the first player to do that in the same game since Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker in 2006. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, the last player with as many yards from scrimmage (129) on two touches or fewer was Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon in 2011.
Yet Morgan played only 18 snaps, ...

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