Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) catches a 32 yard pass while defended by New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson (20) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsEddie Royal has been a legit threat for the San Diego Chargers on offense. He is a threat in the red zone and he moves the chains. He is one of Philip Rivers‘ top targets.
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One of the most impressive stats is Royal’s yards after the catch. Eddie has 325 yards receiving this year, but more than half of those yards are after the catch. 167 yards of those receptions have been made after the catch.
Some of those yards are picked up on those screen plays that they like throwing in his direction, but a lot of the credit has to go to Royal and his ability to make things happen after the catch. He knows how to read his blocks and he is good at making people miss.
The other receivers on the roster have done well at blocking their guys and on the screens, the tackles are getting out to the corners and putting a clean block on them. This team is performing and Philip Rivers is getting a lot of the credit for the team’s success. Players like Eddie are helping make this thing move.