Hasselbeck on why Wright is clutch catcher

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Titans Insider

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    It’s impressive enough that Titans rookie Kendall Wright leads the NFL in third-down receptions with 19.

    But Wright has also been converting those plays to first downs. Of the 19 third-down catches, 14 have resulted in first downs for the Titans. Those 14 third-down conversion receptions leave Wright tied for first in the NFL with Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne.

    What makes Wright such an inviting third-down target?

    “It’s probably trust, I think,” Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “Third down is where (defenses) bring all their exotic stuff. That’s where they game-plan for you specifically and in those situations, you go to someone you trust.

    “Usually third down, you need it. It’s not the time to give it just anywhere. You gotta’ have it.”

    Wright posted 15 of his third-down receptions in the month of October, an NFL best during that month.

    “Anytime you do well with those opportunities — catch the ball and make a play — you get more opportunities,” Hasselbeck said. “He’s done that … so I would imagine he continues to get those (opportunities).

    “We put in some plays for sure just for him. Stuff he’s done well in his past in college. He’ll be a part of this team for a long time. We’re just trying to go at his pace and the more he can handle and do, the more opportunities he’ll get.”

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  2. Na$hville

    Na$hville Veteran

    Good to hear. I do believe Wright is developing into a clutch player. He seems like the only guy out there with heart and I love how he gets fired up after making a big play.
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  3. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    too fat
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  4. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    Four weeks ago people were complaining about the guy. Less than a month in to his career. Good stuff.
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  5. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    he hasn't done anything to make people not like him. he has been a solid WR and one of the better draft picks in the league this year.
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  6. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Considering our history of drafting WRs we should be loving this guy
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  7. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

    I hf'd you cus scarecrow did
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  8. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Brothers in Arms
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  9. GoT

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    MH thinks hes clutch cause all KWs 7 yard hooks are at the extreme range of his accuracy
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  10. Ghost

    Ghost 3 Time US Navy 7th Fleet "Hogging" Champion

    How could you not like this guy? Have you seen that afro? Simply spectacular, looks like he stepped into the scene straight out of the late 60s'.

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