WR Ted Ginn - New Orleans Saints
|5-11, 185||Born: 4-12-1985||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 9|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 19 vs MIN (11 / 8 / 72 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Ginn played a major role in keeping drives alive and moving the ball down the field. The Vikings were playing with a big bubble and respecting his ability to take the top off a defense and run by his defender. This allowed Ginn to work underneath and make 8-12 yard catches across the middle. The Vikings were quick to tackle the speedster and did not give him the chance to break off a long run. The biggest play of the day for Ginn was nullified on an illegal motion penalty by himself. Ginn proceeded to take that pass 29 yards into the end zone but had to come back after the penalty. Brees was picked off 3 plays later in the red zone and killed a very promising Saints drive.
2017 Week 18 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 115 / 1 rec)
It is always a sweet feeling to go against a former team and put up a huge game. Ginn showed the Panthers just what they let walk out the door with over 100 yards and an explosive 80-yard touchdown catch. Ginn has never been a stranger to the big play but has battled injuries and drops over the course of his career. This week he made sure to show the Panthers what he was capable of. The 80-yard touchdown came on a 2nd and 10 play that the defense bit on a play-action from Brees and Ginn ran a deep crossing route. Brees put the ball just far enough into Ginnís outstretched arms that the speedy receiver did not even have to break stride on his foot race to the end zone. The safety took a very poor angle and Ginn went untouched into the end zone. There was also a very impressive 15-yard contested catch across the middle on 3rd down. Ginn could be seen jawing with the opposition all game and seemed to relish in the fact that he could stick it to a former team.
2017 Week 16 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)
In his first game back from injury, Ginn showed he is still explosive as he broke a 54-yard reception for the Saints first touchdown. He lead the team in receiving yards this week and had the same number of targets as Michael Thomas. With Brandon Coleman and Willie Snead struggling, it has been Ginn who stepped up to fill that second receiver spot. On his touchdown reception, Ginn ran a deep crossing route and caught the ball 30 yards downfield. He then made one move and outran his defender and safety to the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. It was the big play in the passing game that the Saints have been lacking in recent weeks. Ginn has one more week against a Tampa secondary to prove he is healthy and get his timing back with Drew Brees.
2017 Week 12 vs LAR (11 / 7 / 71 / 0 rec)
This is the first game this season that Ginn was the most targeted receiver in the Saints offense. The Rams did a great job shutting down the run game and bottling Michael Thomas. Ginn found some room underneath on short drag route and quick hitting screens. His lone big play came on a 25-yard reception deep down the right sideline. This set up the final touchdown for the Saints but it was too little too late for New Orleans. Ginn had 11 targets this week, establishing a new career high.
2017 Week 11 vs WAS (6 / 6 / 87 / 0 rec, 1 / -12 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn bounced back nicely after a disappointing game last week against Buffalo in which he was held to just one catch for three yards. Ginn caught all six of his targets which has been a trend this season as he has caught 35 of his 43 targets as the Saints are trying to put him in position in which he can make a catch and run after the catch. Ginn primarily worked over the middle of the field on post routes in which he caught two catches over 20-yards in the first half one for 22 yards the other for 23 yards. For as good as Ginn was in this game, he was only credited with three yards after the catch as most of his receptions in this game were contested catches in which he was either going to the ground or brought down quickly.
2017 Week 9 vs TB (5 / 4 / 59 / 1 rec)
Another week and another big play from Ted Ginn. The speedy receiver has not lost any volume of work with the return of Willie Snead and continues to be a down field threat for Drew Brees. Ginn was third on the team in targets, third in receiving yards and broke a 36-yard play for a touchdown. Ginn beat his man off the line and was able to haul in a 36-yard pass in the end zone before the safety could come across and make a play. Brees made a beautiful fake pitch that seemed to fool half the defense and it was an easy pass and catch from there. Ginn has always been known for his blazing speed and big play ability and today was just another show case. The Saints have relied more on Brandon Coleman and Alvin Kamara in the screen game, but it is still Ginn that stretches the field and opens things up for everyone else.
2017 Week 8 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 68 / 0 rec)
While Ginn may have been second on the team in receiving yards this week, the majority of those yards came on one play. Ginn ran down the right sideline and went up to make an unbelievable catch in double coverage. Brees did not quite have enough arm strength to hit Ginn in stride after he had beaten his man and the safety came barring down as the ball hung up in the air. Ginn had to stop his route and come back to catch the ball at the highest point. This may not have been the smartest throw and Mark Ingram fumbled the ball back to the Bears two plays later. Ginn continues to be a boom or bust option for the Saints but is still a viable deep threat with his speed.
2017 Week 7 vs GB (7 / 7 / 141 / 0 rec)
Ginn was the most productive receiver today, catching all 7 of his targets and eclipsing 100 receiving yards. The only thing he did not do was find the end zone. His biggest play came on a 47-yard catch and run in a back and forth second half. This play helped to set up the field goal that would put the Saints up for good. Ginn caught the ball after settling into the void between the linebacker and safety in zone coverage. He then broke all the way across the field and worked up the sideline. If he had beaten Ha-ha Clinton Dix to the corner, he would have strolled into the end zone and put the game further out of reach. Ginn has always been a boom or bust receiver, relying on these big plays to make an impact. 7 catches establishes a season-high for Ginn and with how successful Ingram and Kamara have been there was no need to get him involved in the running game.
2017 Week 6 vs DET (4 / 4 / 66 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
There was not a lot of success to be had through the air today but Ginn was able to make his own magic. Brees hit him on two different crossing routes that were only 10 yards deep that Ginn was able to turn upfield and run past his man. The first play resulted in a 25-yard total gain with more than half of the yards coming from Ginn after the catch and the second play resulted in a 20-yard reception that Ginn turned the corner and ran into the end zone. Brees did not try any down the field shots to Ginn like he is known for but the speedy receiver was able to make a few guys miss and lead the team in reception yards this week. Brees has several weapons and Ginn just happened to be the most effective receiver today.
2017 Week 4 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
The speedy receiver has faded into the background for the Saints as the season wears on. Brees was content to check the ball down to running backs out of the backfield and only looked Ginn's way twice. The big play on the day came on a 21-yard pass down the left side of the field. Ginn went up and over the corner to make a spectacular catch. His legs were taken out from under him on the tackle but he popped back up uninjured. Ginn also added one rush for 9-yards on the end around but was not used again.
2017 Week 3 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 44 / 1 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
With all of the added attention going to Michael Thomas after the game's first drive, Ginn was able to break free for a big 40-yard touchdown. Ginn ran a deep crossing route and then simply outran the entire defense to get into the end zone. Brees also overthrew Ginn on what would have been an easy touchdown earlier in the game and missed by a wide margin. Ginn was unable to break free for the rest of the game even with the Panthers focusing more on Michael Thomas than anyone else.
2017 Week 1 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Ginn had the potential for a big night as he was covered by 39-year old corner Terrance Newman for the majority of the night, but was unable to really break free. Issues with the Saints' offensive line did not give Brees enough time to let many of the longer developing plays to Ginn to really get going. The lone big play came on a 27-yard strike to Ginn where he burned Newman down the sideline to help setup another Saints field goal. Some of Ginn's deep routes were taken by speedster TommyLee Lewis, and Ginn's name was only called on one jet sweep in the running game.
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