No one said the deep pass shouldn't be done and no one said Marshall can't run deep patterns or didn't show any on that video. No matter how many times we try you will just keep disagreeing and thinking it means dink and dunk forever.
Brandon Marshall's specialty is shorter routes that produce YAC. Chad Henne is at the stage where he needs to work on confidence and consistency. Those two statements do not equate to advocating against throwing the deep ball, they just mean that it doesn't have to be as significant in the offense at this point in the season and Henne's development.
You keep saying YPA. Its been proven that good YPA comes from consistent, accurate throws, not deep passes. The biggest deep pass guys weren't even on your list.
Who are you addressing? Look, Ski started the thread with some stats that showed the top teams also have a top YPC. Rich chimed in with Miami doesn't have a deep threat. I simply addressed that by showing he was wrong. Marshall could be the most complete WR in the NFL. He is the entire package...not just a short game with good YAC. He dominates his compeitition and is what you want him to be.
My God, you're in that delusional state you enter when you run out of facts, which is usually within your second post in the thread.
Marshall is a great talent, but he is not Andre Johnson. THAT is a deep threat. A guy who can vertically threaten the defense and create separation. Marshall is primarily a short to intermediate guy who does wonders with the ball after he catches it. Has he caught some deep balls? Yes of course he has. As I said earlier, even slow a$$ possession receivers like Oronde Gadsden catch deep balls. Your 7 minute HIGHLIGHT (meaning only the good plays) video of a 4 year career prove absolutely nothing.
Marshall's stats prove more. 11.1 yards per catch last season.
Let's see what some legitimate deep threats do.
Andre Johnson - 15.5 ypc
Randy Moss - 15.2 ypc
Greg Jennings - 16.4 ypc
Sidney Rice - 15.8 ypc
Miles Austin - 16.3 ypc
Santonio Holmes - 15.8 ypc
Vincent Jackson - 17.2 ypc
Desean Jackson - 18.6 ypc
Let's compare to guys who are considered more "possession" receivers.
Wes Welker - 11.0
Reggie Wayne - 12.6
Steve Smith (Giants) - 11.4
Hines Wards - 12.3
See those things I just posted? They are called FACTs and the fact is that Marshall's YPC more closely resembles those of the top possession receivers in the NFL, not those of the top deep threats in the NFL.
Can Marshall run deep routes, get open and catch? Absolutely. So can Reggie Wayne. BUt the deep threat on Indy is Pierre Garcon, not Reggie Wayne.