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Saints’ Willie Snead continues to be Mr. Reliable

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18: Wide receiver Willie Snead
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18: Wide receiver Willie Snead /
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In 2016, Willie Snead has caught 67 catches for 792 yards. Snead is also averaging 11.8 yards each reception. In addition, Snead has averaged about 61 yards each game this year. He’s caught about 70% of the catches that he’s been a target.

By the same token, Snead in 2015 caught 69 catches for 984 yards. His average was a little higher at 14.8 yards a clip. Very close to this year, the average receiving yards have been around 65 yards a game with a 68% catch rate when targeted. Snead has been targeted a total of 196 times. In other words, Snead is the one that remains consistent.

In addition, Snead also threw a touchdown pass this year. The touchdown will show up as a touchdown pass from Willie Snead of course. Equally important, was when the pass play was called against the Los Angeles Rams. The play just cemented the dismantling of the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams just happened to have Gregg Williams playing on the other side. Williams was the coach that implemented Sean Payton in Bountygate which started the downfall of the Saints. But in that one moment revenge was sweet.

Furthermore, Snead did not come out as a hot commodity out of college. Snead came out undrafted and the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns ended up cutting him. Now he has already made a name for himself in the NFL. Snead may not be the fastest guy or the tallest guy out there, but he just catches everything thrown his way. Willie Snead has also become a fan favorite with his long blonde hair that droops put of his helmet. His numbers also are very comparative to the other wide outs. Snead deserves a nice contract soon. He’s done it all and more.