WR Ted Ginn Jr - New Orleans Saints
|5-11, 185||Born: 4-12-1985||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 9 (2007)|
2018 Week 1 vs TB (6 / 5 / 68 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
The ball was flying all over the place this week and Ginn managed to cash in. It was Tampa Bay who had receivers haul in touchdowns of 50+ yards, but Ginn showed he has not lost a step when he ran past his man for an easy 28-yard touchdown. On the first play of the second quarter, Ginn simply ran past his man and Brees laid a beautiful ball right into the bread basket for an easy touchdown. Ginn caught 5 of his 6 targets but was competing with Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara who accounted for 2/3 of all completions and most of the yards. Ginn is a threat over the top on every single play and it was a little surprising they did not take more shots down the field with him, especially when they were trailing late in the game.
2018 Week 2 vs CLE (7 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
The final stat line may not show it, but Ginn did not have a great game. Brees narrowly missed him on a shot down the field for their first attempt, and then Ginn fumbled the next pass that came his way right at the line of scrimmage. This was early in the second quarter and right around mid-field. The rest of the game was full of failed shots down the field, a few quick outs, and one big play. That big play came in the form of 42-yard completion where Ginn caught the ball 16-yard down the middle of the field and then ran another 26 before being tackled. This was a huge moment in the game as it came right after the Browns had tied the score and it helped set up the eventual game winning field goal for the Saints. Ginn overcame his early fumble and made a play during crunch time. There has been no clear cut second receiver thus far for the Saints, but in regard to production it has easily been Ginn.
2018 Week 3 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 12 / 1 rec, 1 / 20 / 0 rush)
This game was all about spreading the ball around and Ginn got his chance early. It was Ginn who scored the first touchdown of the game on the first drive. Brees rolled right on play action and Ginn streaked out into the flat. They completed a short pass and Ginn stiff armed his defender to the ground before walking into the end zone. There was no help on the outside and the safety was busy providing help on Michael Thomas on the other side. Ginn is usually a boom or bust candidate and relies on the big play to score. This week he muscled up and scored one in tight after breaking a tackle. He was very quiet the rest of the game and the only other play worth noting was a 6-yard catch near the end of the first quarter. But the Saints ended up punting on that drive.
2018 Week 4 vs NYG (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
The term boom or bust gets thrown around a lot with players in the NFL, but Ginn was a prime example of the bust end of the spectrum this week. He had flourished in the offense to this point with Brees throwing the ball a lot in the first 3 weeks but floundered this week when there was more competition for targets. With Cameron Meredith stepping up and receiving more attention, Ginn is going to be even more dependent on the big play going forward. He did not catch any of his 3 targets this week and may lose out on even more work with the return of Ingram next week.
2018 Week 16 vs PIT (8 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)
The receiving core has struggled outside of Thomas this season, but it got a boost with Ginn back from injury. He went down in September with a knee injury and was reactivated this week and put right back into his old spot and workload. Ginn has always been the receiver to stretch the field and that is exactly how the Saints tried to use him. He was the target of the Taysom Hill interception deep down the field. Ginn ran a deep drag route and Hill simply under threw him and put too much air under the ball. His longest completion with Brees was a 25-yard catch and run play across the middle. The most important stat would be the 8 targets for Ginn this week. He was only behind Thomas in targets this week and caught 5 of 8. It was a welcomed addition to the Saints offense that seemed to be firing on all cylinders against the Steelers. Ginn has one more regular season game against the Panthers to get back in sync for the playoffs.
2018 Week 19 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
It has been a tough road back for Ginn from his knee injury in September and he has not clicked with Brees. This game was no exception as they kept trying to force the ball to him. Total targets were dominated by Thomas, and Ginn was a distant second with 7 total targets. He was also second on the team in yardage. Almost half of his total yards came on a single 21-yard reception, and that was his only big play of the game. Brees targeted Ginn on the first play of the game with a deep play action pass. Unfortunately, it was intercepted and set the tone for the first quarter. Brees also targeted Ginn in the red zone with a fade to the corner of the end zone. Ginn was unable to find the ball in the air and had no chance to make a play. He appeared to have a step on his defender, but the chemistry is still just not there with Brees. The Saints still want to get Ginn involved and take some of the pressure off of Thomas. Look for a few deep shots down the field next week to help stretch the defense.
2018 Week 20 vs LAR (6 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
The Saints were committed to getting Ginn going since his return from the IR. They had several weeks to get the chemistry back, but Brees and Ginn just could not get on the same page. Brees was off this week so it was not all on Ginn, but they were off on several routes. Ginn was targeted 6 times and came down with 3 of those targets. The biggest catch came just before the end of the game and setup what should have been a game winning field goal if they had managed the clock better. Ginn ran a streak down the right sideline and ripped off a 43-yard gain, This accounted for all but 15 of his total yards. The Saints did not try and use Ginn in the run game at all this week despite the lack of success from Kamara and Ingram. It would not be surprising to hear that Ginn was still not fully healthy for this run, but he is safe to still be the number 2 receiver next year.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 GinnÝs 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 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.
2016 Week 1 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec, 1 / 20 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. was largely marginalized in a tough matchup against a Broncos secondary that provided very few opportunities for big plays, where the speedy receiver normally makes his money. Ginn showed good speed to get to the outside on an early reverse, following a seal block from Cam Newton to dash around the edge. His sole reception came in the final two minutes as the Panthers were driving for a potential game-winning field goal, impressively securing a dart from Newton on the sideline, dragging both feet. Ginn was a regular in the receiver rotation ˝ especially with Kelvin Benjamin on a snap count ˝ but he failed to catch the eye of Newton, who went instead to the aforementioned Benjamin, Devin Funchess and Greg Olsen.
2016 Week 2 vs SF (4 / 2 / 51 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. provided both moments of magic and moments of utter frustration against San Francisco. Early on, Ginn got on the end of a beautiful Cam Newton deep ball, running underneath it in the end zone for what appeared to be a touchdown. However, the speed merchant failed to tap his second foot in bounds. The play came out of a nicely crafted route combination with Devin Funchess, who drew the underneath defenders with a deep out. Ginn could have been off to the races on a quick slant route, but Newton did not release the ball correctly and it fell harmlessly to Ginn's feet. Ginn dropped a fairly straightforward pass on a deep dig route, perhaps hearing the footsteps of a closing San Francisco defender. He made amends for the touchdown taken off the board, hauling in a 52-yard pass down the right sideline from Newton. All Ginn had to do was run under the ball, although there was a question over whether he maintained control throughout the process of the catch.
2016 Week 3 vs MIN (7 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
The primary target of Cam Newton, especially in the early stages, was Ted Ginn Jr., who took advantage of some sloppy cornerback play early on to haul in a 31-yard pass. The cornerback, playing Cover 2, failed to get enough of a jam at the line of scrimmage, allowing Ginn to shoot up the sideline unencumbered. Newton fired in a pass to the outside so Ginn could protect himself from the onrushing safety. Ginn was unfortunate to be tackled by the safety on the play, as he was an ankle tackle away from pay dirt. Ginn hauled in a bullet pass on a deep dig pattern later in the half as it seemed as though the offense was coming to life. The Panthers made a concerted effort to get the ball in Ginn's hands, handing it off to him on a double reverse and peppering him with passes in the screen game. The Vikings defense responded every time, their riposte deadly and clinical in terms of tackling.
2016 Week 4 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
With the Falcons playing so much passive coverage designed to take away the big play, Ted Ginn's chances of making a splash play downfield were limited. Ginn adjusted well to an errant Cam Newton pass on the first offensive play, snatching the football above his head on a simple drag route. Two subsequent targets from the erratic Newton were incomplete, with the second perhaps unfortunate not to draw a defensive pass interference penalty. Ginn added another short catch with the seconds waning on Carolina's sputtering offense.
2016 Week 5 vs TB (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Derek Anderson's focus in this contest was firmly on feeding the ball to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen, primarily on well-defined passes in rhythm and on time. Ted Ginn featured plenty in two-receiver sets, but his quarterback never looked his way as Ginn ran deeper, slower developing patterns. Ginn made a critical error in the first half, muffing a punt after one of his own players bumped into him at the crucial moment. He made little ground on a wide receiver screen at the beginning of the second half, as the blocks didn't quite develop in front of him.
2016 Week 6 vs NO (8 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)
Often operating as the receiver opposite Kelvin Benjamin in two-wide sets, Ted Ginn Jr. found a lot of success against the Saints defensive backs. He was often forced to adjust to errant Cam Newton passes, but made an impressive reaching grab on an early sideline pass for a first down. Ginn's speed around the corner was a big part of the game plan; he was often the ball carrier on end around plays as the Panthers tried to outflank New Orleans. As the Saints began to open up the umbrella and play more soft coverage, Ginn was often the first option Newton looked to on quick-hitting passes outside the numbers. However, Ginn's electric game-breaking speed should have come into play more, none more so than on a deep shot from Newton. Unfortunately for Carolina, Newton left the football too high and short, forcing Ginn to come back and fight for the pass with the defensive back. Ginn was featured on a gadget play as he threw the football downfield off the end around; the attempt to the end zone drew a defensive pass interference penalty.
2016 Week 8 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. made his presence felt with some nice timing patterns to the sideline, connecting twice with his quarterback on deep out patterns ˝ and impressively dragging his feet both times. Ginn's speed meant the Cardinals cornerbacks continued to afford him a generous cushion when he was lined up outside, and the speedy receiver took full advantage. Ginn dropped a catchable pass with no defender around him at one point, drawing the ire of his quarterback. He was able to haul in a zipped pass on a crossing pattern off play action, once again showing good awareness.
2016 Week 9 vs LA (7 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. never had the chance to stretch his legs and get on top of the defense, as the Carolina offense was forced to keep things quick and short due to the Los Angeles pass rush. Ginn made a nice early catch on a quick slant between the numbers as the ball was zipped in between the numbers. He suffered due to a lack of accuracy from Cam Newton, with several passes flying in his direction - just too far away to catch. He made a handful of short receptions late in the game as the Panthers began to take the small chunks.
2016 Week 10 vs KC (8 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. was not able to get on top of defensive backs to make his traditional deep receptions, but he and Cam Newton connected on some zipped passes to the outside. Each time Ginn hauled in such a pass, it appeared as though nobody was around him as he did a good job running off the defensive back with his speed. The Panthers made a concerted effort to get Ginn the ball in situations where his blazing pace could play a factor, but in general the Chiefs were there to corral him.
2016 Week 11 vs NO (4 / 3 / 46 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. continues to play a prominent role in the Panthers offense despite their deep passing game suffering due to offensive line issues. Ginn has operated effectively around the line of scrimmage, and he was unfortunate not to get into the end zone on Carolina's first red zone possession. Taking the ball in motion on a sweep right to left, Ginn got a good block but his knee went down at the one. Ginn would be quiet for the remainder of the game, but his most spectacular play came on his deep touchdown reception. Blazing past the safety trailing him, Ginn managed to secure the Newton fast ball and get his foot and knee in bounds before passing the back line of the end zone. It was his first touchdown of the campaign.
2016 Week 12 vs OAK (10 / 4 / 115 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. continued his strong campaign against the Raiders, showing he is much more than a deep threat in this offense. Cam Newton tried to hit his speedy receiver for a big play early in the game, but the coverage downfield was tight and Ginn had no room to maneuver. Undaunted, Newton went back to the well but his pass was underthrown. It forced Ginn to come back for it - and the extra effort resulted in a drop. It would be third time lucky for the Newton-Ginn combination, though. Out of a three-wide set with Ginn aligned as the middle receiver, he ran a nine route and Newton laid a perfect pass in stride for him. After he caught it, there was no chance for the defensive back to track him down; Ginn streaked into the end zone for an 88-yard touchdown. Ginn added a couple more short receptions and was probably Carolina's most dynamic weapon in the passing game.
2016 Week 13 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 80 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Primarily working the short to intermediate area of the field for quick-hitting passes, Ted Ginn Jr. looked quick and elusive. He made a nice adjustment on an early sideline pass, tapping both feet in and contorting his body to secure an off-target Cam Newton ball. Ginn managed to outrun the defense down the middle of the field after Earl Thomas had left the game due to injury, using his elite speed to give Newton a chance. The ball was perfectly placed for Ginn to run under for the 55-yard touchdown. As the game came to its conclusion, Ginn was able to get in on the act for a handful of short catches, but never threatened deep again.
2016 Week 14 vs SD (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. had been a big part of the offense in recent weeks - and he remained as such in this game - but the ball was spread around a bit more. Ginn produced mixed results on one of the staple plays the Panthers use to get the ball into his hands, an end around; the first saw him tackled behind the line, while he popped a nice gain on the second. He hauled in an off-target sideline pass from Cam Newton in the second half, impressively tapping both feet in bounds.
2016 Week 15 vs WAS (8 / 4 / 64 / 1 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. remained a mainstay of the passing attack against the Redskins, catching a touchdown pass - and, of course, dropping one ˝ in a solid outing. Far from being the engine of the offense, Ginn nonetheless provided a steady presence both outside and over the middle for his quarterback. He hauled in a zipped pass from Newton over the middle on a slant route off play action, and later had a handful of targets broken up after good Redskins defense. The exception was a deep shot where Ginn had beaten the defense; ready to receive the ball, he simply dropped it at the moment of truth. The speedy receiver made up for it with a touchdown in the first half. Aligned in a stacked formation with Kelvin Benjamin, Ginn ran a deep post pattern. The two-receiver route combination seemed to confuse the Redskins defense, as Ginn found himself wide open in the end zone for an easy pitch and catch score. Ginn ran a crisp route on a quick out pattern with time running out to give the Panthers offense a key first down.
2016 Week 16 vs ATL (9 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. endured a difficult outing as the Panthers passing attack sputtered from the outset. Cam Newton's accuracy played a big part in the inability of the Carolina offense to find a rhythm; every promising pass was followed by a pass sailed over his receivers' heads. Ginn was limited to short receptions as the Falcons were content to give up the small chunks. Newton looked for Ginn deep at times but was consistently trigger shy as the Falcons secondary marshalled him well.
2016 Week 17 vs TB (7 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec, 2 / 24 / 0 rush)
Once more operating as a jack of all trades for the Panthers offense, Ted Ginn Jr got into the action early with a 17-yard scamper off the left side on an end around. On the very next play, as the Panthers quickened things up with the no huddle, Ginn hauled in a nice zipped pass on the sideline. The offense bogged down for the remainder of the game ˝ and Ginn suffered as a result ˝ but he managed to scoot up the field for a big gain on a well-placed Cam Newton pass as Ginn crossed the formation. He was unfortunate to be called down by contact after appearing to spin out of a tackle and sprint downfield for a touchdown, but the call was overturned on review.
2015 Week 1 vs JAX (7 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. was named a starter last week and his performance gave no sign that he will be surrendering the job any time soon. Ginn was quick out of his breaks and seemed to be in sync with Cam Newton on the shorter, timing patterns. He has lost none of his world class speed, as he showed on a play that should have resulted in a touchdown. Ginn broke free down the right sideline after the Jaguars defensive backs got their wires crossed. With no defender within 10 yards of him, however, Ginn dropped a catchable, albeit not ideal, pass from Newton. A walk-in touchdown would have ensued. Ginn was the target of a quick slant pass from Newton in the red zone, but the football was delivered with too much zip and Ginn couldn't hold on. Ginn's most impressive play came on a crossing pattern. Breaking quickly away from cornerback Davon House, Ginn streaked across the field and Newton was able to find him with a precision pass.
2015 Week 2 vs HOU (9 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)
Clearly the deep threat of the offense, Newton tried to find his speedster early on a deep pass down the left sideline but the pass was thrown too far to the outside and went out of bounds. Houston's respect for Ginn's speed meant he had room on the outside for a pair of short receptions in the second quarter. Ginn showed poor technique on a key third down drop, attempting to let the football into his body instead of attacking it with his hands. He put the drop behind him with his touchdown, however, executing a perfect double move to gain separation and running underneath Newton's pass.
2015 Week 3 vs NO (6 / 4 / 93 / 0 rec)
The majority of Ted Ginn's targets were deep, and although he and Newton failed to hook up on a pair of them, Ginn nonetheless made his impact felt. His first catch was an impressive show of toughness as he absorbed a punishing hit in the small of the back just as he made the grab, but managed to hold on. Ginn hauled in a beautiful 55-yard bomb from Newton after gaining a step on the cornerback in coverage and turning on the afterburners. A subsequent deep target saw Ginn lose the football in mid-flight, but the signs are encouraging that this connection will continue to thrive.
2015 Week 4 vs TB (3 / 2 / 18 / 2 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. has become the go-to target for his quarterback in the absence of veteran Jerricho Cotchery. Ginn still has issues making contested catches, and showed that shortfall on a quick slant route that caromed off his hands to the turf, but his quickness in and out of breaks has separated him from the rest of this receiving corps. Ginn hauled in two touchdown passes on his two catches. The first came on a quick out in the red zone after a Newton audible. The cornerback up against Ginn had given him a cushion, and he exploited it with a lightning-fast break, reeling in the Newton pass. His second was on a shallow crossing route as he defeated the coverage ˝ which was poor ˝ with a burst of speed across the formation.
2015 Week 6 vs SEA (4 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn only made one catch, but were it not for a great effort to affect Cam Newton's arm on one particular play, it could have been so much more. Ginn had blown past Cary Williams on a deep pattern on the play, but Newton's arm was hit on the follow through and the ball was intercepted. Newton went back to Ginn later in the second half, but overthrew him by a few yards; it appeared Ginn was interfered with on the play, but no flag was thrown.
2015 Week 7 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec, 1 / 43 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn Jr. seemed to embrace the prime time stage against the Eagles, producing one of his finer performances in Carolina. Ginn showed good technique to get separation on his inside-breaking routes, consistently showcasing a second gear out of his break that the Eagles defensive backs simply couldn't match. His timing with his quarterback was evident throughout. Ginn displayed a burst of a speed in the third quarter on a 43-yard reverse, as he followed a couple of terrific blocks downfield. A target intended for Ginn resulted in a bizarre interception in the first quarter - his only down point in the game - as Newton fired a pass into his belly on a slant route. As Ginn went to the ground, the ball was ripped out of his hands and, after review, it was ruled that Ginn was not down by contact and the interception would stand. Apart from that one blip on the radar, Ginn provided a much-needed speed element to the offense and showed excellent chemistry with Cam Newton throughout.
2015 Week 8 vs IND (10 / 2 / 60 / 0 rec)
It was a game of near misses for Ted Ginn Jr., who could have hauled in two deep touchdown passes if not for circumstances conspiring against him. With conditions as wet as they were, getting traction with quick breaks as a receiver proved difficult. Ginn managed to offset that with some carefully run routes, including an out-and-up that he managed to beat his cornerback on for a big gain down the right sideline. The pass was thrown slightly behind Ginn, but he quickly came back to the football. A nice catch and run on a shallow cross was nullified by a Greg Olsen penalty for offensive pass interference, as Ginn showed his speed in the open field. In overtime, Ginn committed his biggest error - and it could have been costly for the Panthers. Seeing Ginn wide open down the left sideline with only end zone ahead of him, Newton flew a pass in his direction. Ginn looked it in the whole way but somehow it caromed off his chest and fell incomplete.
2015 Week 9 vs GB (4 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Normally the go-to receiver in the passing attack, Ted Ginn Jr was kept under wraps in this game. The Packers played a lot of two-high coverage concepts to prevent deeper patterns, but Ginn could have had a more productive game were it not for a pair of inaccurate Cam Newton passes that sailed. Ginn made a nice move off the line to gain separation for his lone catch of the game, a quick slant that went for 20 yards. The receiver did not have a poor game, per se; it came down more to the Panthers controlling the game and moving away the passing attack, and their offense getting bogged down in the second half.
2015 Week 10 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
A beautiful punt return touchdown that showed off Ginn's tremendous straight-line speed and strength was taken off the board due to a block in the back penalty, but the receiver looked to channel that frustration into his game. When the Panthers offense began to stutter in the second half under the weight of Tennessee blitz pressure, Cam Newton targeted Ginn on shorter patterns to get some rhythm going. The strategy worked, as Ginn converted a key third down with a savvy play on the sideline, showing good awareness to stay in bounds with both feet while securing the catch. Later, a deep target in Ginn's direction drew an unnecessary roughness penalty as a Titans defensive back came flying across and nearly beheaded the veteran receiver. Ginn excelled on timing routes early with the offense in rhythm, but played a key role in getting the team out of its second-half funk as well.
2015 Week 11 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 37 / 1 rec, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn did most of his damage in the short game against Washington, eschewing his deeper responsibilities in a match-up the Panthers controlled. Ginn snagged a nice pass against off man coverage to keep a Carolina drive alive early, before drawing pass interference on an end zone target after beating his man on a quick out. Ginn was not to be denied pay dirt, however. He executed the scramble drill to good effect with his quarterback, finding room at the back of the end zone and diving for a football laid there by Newton. Initially the pass was called incomplete, but it was overturned by challenge. Ginn showed solid hands all game and did not drop a pass.
2015 Week 12 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn was not targeted and made no catches against the Cowboys, but this lack of action came down more to the flow of the game than anything else. Ginn is seeing a downtick in his snap count due to the continued solid play of rookie Devin Funchess. With the Panthers in control of the game for the most part, however, the vertical element of the offense ˝ a dimension Ginn spearheads ˝ was not required.
2015 Week 13 vs NO (10 / 5 / 80 / 2 rec)
The much-maligned Ted Ginn Jr's hands could have made him the goat of this game had the Panthers not pulled out a victory. The speedster consistently took the top off the defense, giving Brandon Browner headaches all afternoon with his quick breaks and ability to stretch the field. The day started off poorly, with a target towards Ginn resulting in an interception. The cornerback on the play, Delvin Breaux, had excellent tight coverage and the pass was simply not on, but Ginn failed to get separation. Ginn and his quarterback had difficulty connecting early, with overthrows and drops the main culprit. Ginn hauled in his first of two touchdown receptions on a go route in the red zone, with the Saints dropping a coverage to make it an easy pitch and catch. His second touchdown came on a deep crossing pattern; at the release, he blew past the cornerback and presented a huge window for Cam Newton to throw into. Despite his pair of scores, he could have had another but for a horrendous drop. Newton laid the football out perfectly in front of him, only for Ginn to let the ball volley off his hands a couple of times before it fell harmlessly to the turf. A subsequent deep target could have also resulted in a touchdown; the ball hit Ginn's hands, but admittedly it would have been a tougher catch to make.
2015 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 120 / 2 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
The recipient of two of Cam Newton's three touchdown passes, Ted Ginn exorcised some of the demons of his drops in New Orleans with this performance. An early red zone target saw Ginn run a slant route on the backside of the play as Newton rolled right; however, when Newton fired the pass in, it was well defended. Newton would soon find Ginn on a deep pass that went for a 74-yard score. Ginn got on top of the defensive back early and appeared to push off a little bit at the catch point in order to buy himself a yard. However, a defensive foul was called for illegal contact. Ginn needed only to turn on the afterburners and head for the end zone. Sensing blood in the water, the Panthers went back to Ginn on a deep route for his second touchdown reception. Against a two-deep look, Ginn bisected the safeties with a middle linebacker in trail coverage. The speedy receiver quickly separated from the underneath defender, allowing Newton to find him for what was an easy touchdown after the safety on Ginn's side of the field did not maintain his depth.
2015 Week 15 vs NYG (14 / 6 / 85 / 2 rec)
In an impressive performance from the speedster, Ted Ginn Jr. notched two more touchdown catches to take his season total to 10, but it could have been more had he and Cam Newton executed more efficiently. The Giants' respect for Ginn was obvious from the first snap, as they often showed off-man coverage pre-snap, allowing Ginn to make a quick break inside on an early slant route to gain 23 yards. Ginn made an outstanding play to bail out Newton not long after; a deep throw intended for Ginn was off line and appeared to be landing in the hands of the waiting safety for an interception before the heady receiver broke it up with an outstretched paw. Another deep shot in Ginn's direction on a post pattern was broken up in the middle of the end zone, but he may have been able to catch it had Newton not left it a few yards short. In what has become a trademark of Ginn's game, he dropped a certain touchdown pass after perfectly faking a defender out on a double move. Ginn's first touchdown catch came on a well-designed play in the red zone. Lined up out wide on the two receiver side, Ginn faked the safety inside before breaking out to the back left corner of the end zone. Newton did not hesitate and found him for the score. Ginn's second touchdown catch came on a well-designed play against an anticipated blitz. Setting up short for a quick pass, Ginn allowed his blocks to develop on a wide receiver screen and dashed into the end zone.
2015 Week 16 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
After managing to go low and scoop a low pass on the opening drive, Ted Ginn Jr. was kept bottled up by the Falcons after roasting them for a pair of touchdowns only two weeks before. Ginn, like the rest of the offense, was forced to feed on scraps and their opportunities were limited as the Falcons offense bossed time of possession. The deep passing attack was non-existent as the Falcons secondary blanketed receivers and forced Newton into check-downs. Ginn had to briefly leave the game after being tripped up on a downfield block, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power.
2014 Week 1 vs SD (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Ginn wasn't asked to do much in the offense last night, and he was not on the same page with Palmer on his one deep shot, but twice Ginn was called on in clutch situations and both times he delivered. Ginn's biggest play of the night came late in the second quarter when Palmer was able to find him across the middle of the field for a 25 yard pickup that set up a Cardinals field goal as time expired in the first half. The Cardinals would surely love to see Palmer and Ginn connect on a few deep balls this season, but so long as he makes a few chain-moving plays per game (and cuts down on the terrible kickoff returns,) his value as the 4th receiver in this offense will be realized.
2014 Week 2 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ginn was a complete nonfactor in the passing game, not having been targeted a single time, but managed to make the biggest play of the afternoon taking a punt 71-yards for the game-winning touchdown. Ginn was absolutely awful on kick returns, with Coach Arians noting he might be replaced in that role, but on his punt return managed to break a tackle at the onset and outrun a few defenders to swing the game in his team's favor.
2014 Week 13 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Once John Brown secured the 3rd wide receiver spot early in training camp, Ginn became somewhat of a forgotten man on offense. He was supposed to be the team's deep threat but quickly lost out on that role to the rookie. Due to Fitzgerald's injury, Ginn got the most offensive snaps he's had all season and by and large made the best of it. While nothing truly stood out, he was sure-handed and was able to find the soft spots in zone coverage very nicely. It was a welcome site for a player whose been a fairly big disappointment since signing, albeit not one that had much impact on the final score.
2013 Week 1 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Newly-acquired speedster and former first round draft pick Ted Ginn Jr. came up with only one catch against Seattle, albeit an impressive one, as he dove low to reel in a low Cam Newton pass for a first down. Ginn was the third receiver in the Carolina pecking order in this contest, but Domenik Hixon's return from injury should relegate his use to three- and four-wide sets and return duties exclusively. With Cam Newton taking what Seattle gave him for the majority of this close-to-the-vest clash resulting in short to intermediate completions - Ginn was not utilized as a deep threat.
2013 Week 2 vs BUF (8 / 3 / 62 / 1 rec)
Ted Ginn started off his day, and the game, with a solid return, taking it up the middle to set his team up at their own 28. Ginn's second kickoff return of the game also happened to set up the Panthers at the 28, with Ginn doing a nice job zigzagging his way up the right sideline. Ginn was targeted on a deep vertical up the sideline, falling incomplete on yet another failed connection on a Cam Newton deep ball. Ginn's first catch came up the right sideline, picking up fourteen yards and moving the ball to Carolina's own 47 with about 1:30 left in the half. Ginn caught an eight yard pass up the right sideline for eight yards, but failed to get out of bounds with just over 40 seconds left in the half. On a forty yard touchdown with 6:52 left in the third, Ginn ran by his man, CB Justin Rogers, showing he still has speed, and hauling in the bomb. On the following Panther series, Ginn was slammed down at his own ten yard line. Ginn is the proverbial one-threat wonder, providing value stretching the field and on special teams. A few missed connections on deep balls dampened his stat total, but Ginn is fine for what the Panthers rely on him for. His forty yard vertical touchdown is exactly that.
2013 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 71 / 1 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Speed demon Ted Ginn Jr. has carved a nice niche for himself in this offense. Relied on mainly as a kick and punt returner, Ginn shone when called upon as a pass-catcher against the hapless Giants. After a poorly-run deep comeback route by Brandon LaFell resulted in a Cam Newton interception early on, Ginn showed his teammate how it is done, running a crisp route and smartly coming back to the football in the two-minute drill, which Newton delivered accurately and on time. Ginn raced down the sideline on a streak pattern in the first half, but the trailing cornerback stayed with him stride for stride, and Ginn lacked awareness when the football was in his vicinity, perhaps unable to locate it with the sun blazing above. After a reverse that netted 10 yards, Ginn produced his second long touchdown reception in as many weeks. Taking advantage of confusion in the Giants secondary - the cornerback on Ginn believed he had safety help over the top in Cover 3, only to find the deep third safety biting on an underneath crossing pattern - Ginn blazed past his man and ran underneath a picture-perfect pass from his quarterback.
2013 Week 5 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 78 / 0 rec)
Boasting a yards-per-catch total of 20.1, the former first round pick Ted Ginn Jr. continues to impress in Carolina colours. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula has steadily integrated him into three-wide sets as a dangerous option for defenses to account for in the slot. In the two-minute drill, Cam Newton fired a pass between the hash marks to Ginn, who turned on the jets and seemed to surprise the Cardinals defense with his change of gear. Ginn was also able to break a nice 15-yard gain on a wide receiver screen pass. With a convoy of blockers ahead - and the Cardinals bringing interior pressure on third down - the play call was perfect and Ginn took full advantage. An underthrown pass down the sideline to Ginn in the third quarter fell harmlessly short as he and Newton seemed to be on different wavelengths ˝ Newton perhaps expecting his receiver to run a fade-type pattern. The chemistry between the pair is building nicely, but Ginn has some refinement to do on his route-running before he can overtake Brandon LaFell.
2013 Week 6 vs MIN (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Still only featuring in three- and four-wide sets, Ted Ginn Jr's biggest contribution was on Brandon LaFell's 79-yard touchdown. Ginn, lined up wide, drew the attention of his defender as he ran a skinny post route. LaFell ran his pattern from the slot and the pair bamboozled the Minnesota cornerbacks to spring LaFell wide open down the sideline. Ginn delivered a punishing block on a pursuing Viking to eliminate him from the play and allow LaFell to waltz in to the end zone. Cam Newton connected with Ginn late on a slant route which was zipped between the one and nine of Ginn's jersey as he toppled to the turf. Ginn featured on a jet sweep, but poor blocking and good Minnesota pursuit stopped the play in its tracks. Newton targeted Ginn on his favourite Űnine' route in the second quarter, but threw the pass too far to the outside for Ginn to reel in.
2013 Week 7 vs STL (2 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn continues to be relied upon in three-wide sets for the most part, but his speed and open field playmaking ability mean he gets featured in the game plan every week. He showed off these attributes on a well blocked wide receiver tunnel screen and later took advantage of some lax Rams' defensive back play to come within inches of scoring a touchdown. However, the game script dictated that the Panthers stuck to a lot of two tight-end and two-back sets, limiting Ginn's role. However, he has an important niche carved out in Mike Shula's offense and will be a fixture moving forward.
2013 Week 8 vs TB (6 / 5 / 80 / 0 rec)
The leading receiver for the Panthers with five catches, Ted Ginn continued to show his value to the offense with another solid, if error-blighted, performance. Ginn allowed a perfect deep pass from Newton go through his hands as he streaked down the sideline past rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks. Ginn seemed to lose concentration, but a catch would have resulted in a 70+ yard score. Ginn made up for his mistake, contributing in the two-minute drill at the end of the half as he found space over the middle. Newton locked in on Ginn and his receiver delivered, turning on his short-area quickness and moving the chains. Out of a bunch set in the second quarter, where Ginn is particularly dangerous, he made a tackler miss on a drag route and exploded down the sideline for 35 yards. Granted, two Tampa Bay tacklers had a shot at him, but Ginn's speed in space is a skill the Panthers will continue to exploit. Ginn is benefiting from the attention other receivers - and indeed, Cam Newton ˝ are getting, with defensive backs often playing off coverage. Newton's improved accuracy has allowed Ginn to run onto the football at full speed and make the most of every catch - and his role looks certain to grow if his level of play remains consistent.
2013 Week 9 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Compared to previous weeks where he was more involved in the offense, albeit mainly in three- and four-wide receiver sets, Ted Ginn was quiet against Atlanta. Newton attempted to get the football in Ginn's hands on a wide-out screen in the first half, but the play resulted in an incompletion as Atlanta pass rush forced a quick decision from Newton. However, with Carolina taking control as the game wore on, they leaned on the run, limiting Ginn's touches. In this run-first offense Ginn's role will continue to be capped, especially with the return of Jonathan Stewart to bolster the backfield depth.
2013 Week 10 vs SF (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr. was worked into the offense against his former employers, lining up out wide and contributing with some nice pitch-and-catch completions from Newton. Ginn took advantage of the San Francisco cornerbacks' off coverage, running comebacks and hitch routes to good effect. With both passing offenses sputtering throughout, however, Ginn was not able to make his usual impact on the game, although a 23-yard weaving run on a punt return set the Panthers up for what would be the game-winning field goal.
2013 Week 11 vs NE (3 / 1 / 25 / 1 rec)
Ted Ginn Jr's lone reception of the day proved to be the most important one from a Carolina perspective. With time ticking in the game's final moments, Ginn ran a simple hook route, coming back to the football for his quarterback. Newton fired the pass between Ginn's numbers and the receiver, with a spring in his step and a burst of speed, ran around the despairing cornerback's tackle and bounded towards pay dirt, converting for the game-winning touchdown. The pass from Newton was deadly accurate and allowed Ginn to run after the catch.
2013 Week 12 vs MIA (10 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
Speedster Ted Ginn provided a welcome boost for Carolina in the return game, breaking off a 41-yard weaving run in the first half. However, he was left wanting as a receiver, reeling in only three catches on a day he could have done much more. Cam Newton targeted Ginn twice on Ű9' routes, one of which hit Ginn's hands but fell harmlessly to the turf. The other was a decent attempt by Newton, but Ginn was blanketed well over the top by the free safety, who was in a position to break up the pass. It was unsurprising to see the former Dolphin struggle with the Panthers passing attack limited by a strong Miami front that forced quick releases.
2013 Week 13 vs TB (4 / 2 / 47 / 1 rec)
Ted Ginn contributed once again in more of a cameo role for Carolina, featuring on only 26 snaps. However, he made his time on the field count, executing a beautiful stop-and-go route on Darrelle Revis, burning the veteran cornerback for a touchdown. Ginn set up the move precisely with a hard cut. Revis, thinking he could jump the hitch route that he thought Ginn would run, drove downhill, only to watch Ginn blaze past him. With Carolina controlling the game for the most part, three- and four-wide sets were rarely deployed, limiting Ginn's involvement.
2013 Week 14 vs NO (5 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Although deployed in four-wide sets as the game got out of hand, Ted Ginn failed to make an impact as Cam Newton looked mostly to Greg Olsen, Steve Smith and the backs out of the backfield to dump the football off to against a relentless Saints pass rush. Ginn was targeted on a wide receiver screen, but the Saints played it well and snuffed out the danger immediately. Ginn was the target of a hitch route, but he failed to come back to the football and the play could have resulted in an interception, as Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis jumped it.
2013 Week 15 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn was only used on offense during the third quarter. Early on, Carolina called a designed run off left tackle and Ginn took the shotgun snap and ran for 14 yards. During the same drive, Ginn converted a critical 3rd-and-9 play for 10 yards.
2013 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 2 / 66 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
With Steve Smith injured in the first quarter, Ted Ginn stepped into the starting line-up and performed well in his limited action. The offense struggled to generate any momentum and was unable to convert third down. Ginn was the early target of a Newton pass in the red zone, but the pass was delivered too high. It bounced off Ginn's hands and landed in the arms of a Saints defender. Later, Ginn got free on the sideline between the Cover 2 cornerback and safety and flew up the sideline for positive yards. However, Ginn struggled to get off press coverage and Newton looked lost in the pocket at times waiting for his receivers to come open. On the final drive Ginn caught the bullet Newton pass to take the team into field goal range. Running a deep crossing pattern, Ginn shot his hands up to meet the pass and instantly turned upfield for 37 yards. Smith's injury should open the door for Ginn to have more opportunities against Atlanta next week.
2013 Week 17 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 6 / 1 rec)
In a two-catch performance on a day the Panthers offense spluttered over the line to secure a first-round bye, Ted Ginn Jr. did not have the targets to make a telling impact. When under pressure, Cam Newton's first option would be Greg Olsen, followed by a check down pass or to simply take off himself. As a result Ginn did not figure prominently into the game plan. However, Ginn was on the receiving end of Newton's first touchdown pass of the game. Lined up in the slot left, Ginn ran a shallow crossing route. The cornerback in coverage was Űpicked' by another receiver's route and Ginn found himself free for Newton. Ginn looked dynamic as always in the return game and may recoup his place in the passing attack when Steve Smith returns.
2013 Week 19 vs SF (6 / 4 / 104 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn was a weapon the 49ers defense paid extra attention to in order to prevent the explosive downfield routes from hurting them. Ginn almost beat cornerback Tramaine Brock for a 48-yard touchdown on such a deep pattern, but Brock was penalised for defensive holding as Ginn tried to run past him. The pass landed a few feet ahead of Ginn and, had he not been held, would likely have been able to run under it for a score. As the Panthers were forced to play from behind, Ginn caught a few short passes as the 49ers guarded against a vertical strike. A 59-yard catch and run in the final seconds was his final contribution in a game where he was the leading receiver in terms of yardage. However, with the Niners' defense so disciplined, he failed to make the kind of difference-making play that he is capable of.
2012 Week 8 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ginn had one reception on an end around that was stopped at the line of scrimmage. His main contribution came on punt and kick returns.
2012 Week 19 vs GB (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
After a play-action end-around, Kaepernick threw the ball to Ginn in the flat for a short gain on second and five. Ginn was hit immediately by a defender and couldn't escape.
2011 Week 2 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
A week after dazzling with two return touchdowns, Ted Ginn Jr. once again showed himself to be a valuable part of the 49ers offense. He finished the day with only four receptions but was all over the field both as a route-runner and as a willing blocker. So far this season Ginn has shown concentration as a receiver that was lacking when he played in Miami. His best catch of the day was ultimately ruled and incompletion but showed just how far Ginn has come as a receiver. On the play, he ran an out pattern to the sideline. Alex Smith made a nice throw that was low enough that the defender couldn't get a hand on it. Ginn slid sideways for the catch, had a slight bobble, then secured the ball. By the time he had made the catch his knee had slid out of bounds but the play showed that Ginn's route running and concentration have improved significantly.
2011 Week 5 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 24 / 0 rush)
Took a nice end around for a first down and also made a lot of nice returns to set up the Niners in great field position throughout the game.
2011 Week 6 vs DET (5 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
Ginn's only two receptions of the game came late in the first half as the Niners quickly drove to get into field goal range. Aside from that, he was mostly an afterthought in the passing game. He did have a long touchdown opportunity during a one on one situation early in the second half, but the pass was thrown just out of reach in the end zone. He was also given a couple of end-around opportunities on reverses, one of which went for 12 yards and one which went for nine. On the 9-yard run, he looked to take the easy step out of bounds rather than fighting ahead for first down yardage that was seemingly there if he dove. The drive resulted in a punt by San Francisco. Ginn did make amends for that by setting up the eventual game-winning drive with a 40-yard punt return late in the fourth quarter.
2011 Week 9 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Ginn was more active later in the gaming, catching his only target for 14 yards on third and short. While technically he has moved up the depth chart due to Josh Morgan being put on IR, the return of Braylon Edwards nullifies any upgrade. Ginn also made a good effort going after a ball that looked like it was thrown away.
2011 Week 12 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Ginn showed a lot of the flash that made him a highly touted prospect at one time, but like his career, this day was much more "what could have been" than anything else. He looked like the fastest guy on the field on an end-around that went for a 9 yard gain. He made a leaping catch on a bomb thrown by Smith. Then, just as impressively, he landed, spun and ran away from the defense for the touchdown. Unfortunately, the catch was overturned by penalty. Ginn did a great job of using his blockers on a bubble screen for a nice pick up. On the last play of the game though, bad Ginn showed up as he dropped a ball that him right between the numbers. The catch would have converted a 4th down and extended the game for the 49ers.
2011 Week 13 vs STL (4 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec, 1 / 16 / 0 rush)
Ginn looked good out there and is playing nicely with the absence of injured WR Braylon Edwards. He seems to be catching the ball better after fighting the drops for most of the season. Defenses have to respect his speed which helps create more opportunities for his teammates. Ginn is playing the other wide out position and the slot work is going to WR Kyle Williams.
2011 Week 14 vs ARI (6 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Ginn started the day off on the wrong foot, but in the end made a few big plays to make up for his early gaff. The mistake was not seeing a perfectly thrown ball when he had his man clearly beat on a post pattern; it would have been a sure touchdown. First he made amends by taking a punt return to inside the five; He made great red zone catch, the ball away from his body, which took them to the 4 yard line; then he got the call on the very next play but had a tough throw to contend with in the corner of the end zone and couldn't hold on to it. In the end, his contributions were noticed, but it wasn't a very fantasy friendly performance. As long as Braylon Edwards is limited, Ginn could keep getting opportunities like he did today. He's kind of a desperation play, but hey, it's that time of year, isn't it?
2011 Week 15 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Ginn looked as if he was going to be a dynamic part of this game. He took a "jet sweep" play for a decent gain around the edge of the Pittsburgh defense, and rose nicely to secure a 14-yard pass from Smith that was thrown high. He left the game, however, after being injured on a kickoff return.
2011 Week 19 vs NO (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Caught a pass on the opening drive for San Fran and then he didn't catch another pass the rest of the day. He injured himself late in the 3rd quarter.
2010 Week 1 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Ginn mainly returned kicks, but had one decent chance on a long pass near the goal line. He looked to have a step on his man, but the ball was underthrown. Just after that, he made a nice catch over the middle, but hurt his knee on the play and left the game.
2010 Week 5 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn is still well down on the depth chart for the 49ers, serving as the fourth wideout. Ginn's bigger production comes as a kick returner, where he had several long runs to give the 49ers a short field. Ginn did add two catches on three targets, including a 17-yarder in the second quarter on third and short.
2010 Week 6 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Ted Ginn's best catch was a quick slant from Alex Smith which was placed perfectly in stride for Ginn to run on to and use his great speed. Ginn had a few very nice kick returns in this game aswell, and his return from injury has been something of a shot in the arm for the Niners at times stagnant offense.
2010 Week 12 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Ginn caught a single pass against soft coverage, he made a few moves to get a 1st down on the play but was not involved offensively again on the night.
2010 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Also not targeted much until the end of the day when the Niners were well behind.
2010 Week 15 vs SD (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Ginn had a long kick return touchdown to open the second half to seemingly inject life into the Niners, but that life was short-lived. A penalty flag (away from the play) negated an electrifying jaunt down the sideline by Ginn. He made his first reception in the game soon after on a simple out route and another grab on a short slant inside, but he certainly wasn't a focal point of the offense.
2010 Week 17 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 41 / 1 rec)
Ginn got free for a long TD, but still looks like a role player in the passing game - one that can stretch the field, but that's about it.
2009 Week 1 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
Ginn could not get open down field other than on a play fake Pat White executed from the Wildcat formation that was overthrown by a mile. He made some decent catches in the short range of the field including a short out for a first down on the second series for the game for a 10-yard gain. He also made a leaping play to bat down a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage in the 4th quarter to prevent a second interception. Ginn is simply not primary receiver material and until he can be a complementary player, the Dolphins passing game will struggle with inconsistency. Ginn will remain an up and down option and a low-end No.3 fantasy option, especially if Pennington can't get time to throw the ball.
2009 Week 2 vs IND (16 / 11 / 108 / 0 rec)
You might think that Ted Ginn had a breakout game from his stat line, but he left the breakout game on the ground by not pulling one easy deep ball from Pennington early, and a harder one late that a top 10 draft pick and #1 wide receiver needs to be able to make. Ginn caught a lot of balls on intermediate routes to the edges of the field because the defense respected his speed, and he racked up more than half of his yards on fourth quarter drives when the Dolphins opened up the offense in an attempt to win the game. Ginn didn't compete well for the ball when he was closely covered, and he generally seemed to shy away from contact. Even though Ginn had a great night in the box score, he was exposed as a soft wide receiver who doesn't come through in the clutch in front of a big audience.
2009 Week 3 vs SD (6 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ginn came away with a goose egg in a game where he probably should've had a breakout performance. Despite his crucial drop last week, he still had a big game reception-wise. So most felt coming into this week that he would be able to take advantage of the San Diego secondary at least somewhat. Instead, he was shut out. He was targeted on several near-misses, but was never able to connect. Early in the game, he was actually overthrown (not an easy accomplishment) on what could have been a 95 yard touchdown grab by Chad Pennington. With Pennington leaving the game with injury, Ginn finally had a strong-armed quarterback to find him down the field. Instead, what happened was that the passes Henne did throw to Ginn were woefully underthrown. He may have been able to catch one of them, but it was also a bit behind him.
2009 Week 4 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
Take away his 22 yard rush and Ginn was a complete non-factor. They didn't even look his way in the second half. He wasn't even on the field for many plays, with Brian Hartline in his place.
2009 Week 5 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 57 / 1 rec)
Ginn had a key early third-down reception, but he was not heard from again until catching a long bomb to give the Dolphins a temporary fourth quarter lead. He burned Darrelle Revis, which is something few wide receivers can say. He is not going to be the #1 WR the Dolphins hoped he would be, but with Chad Henne's arm strength, he'll be a fine bye week/injury play in the hopes that Henne finds him deep.
2009 Week 7 vs NO (8 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Ginn continues to look more like a pretender every week. He had multiple drops, a juggle that turned into a Darren Sharper touchdown, and generally played soft, especially on balls that he had to compete for in the air. Ginn wasn't getting separation on any routes with breaks, and on one of his downfield targets he was looking a flag even though it was a clean breakup. The Dolphins were trying to use him early, but his targets were either halting Miami's momentum or creating big plays for New Orleans. His star is diminishing quickly.
2009 Week 8 vs NYJ (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ginn had two kickoff returns for touchdown to key the win for the Dolphins, but he was also tackled by Jay Feely inside his own 25 on the two previous kickoff returns he had, so don't get too excited. One return was based on pure speed to the outside by Ginn, and the other was based on poor tackling by the Jets.
2009 Week 9 vs NE (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn had just three targets and one short (seven yards) catch in Week 9 against the Patriots. He was the intended target over the middle on the final drive but the ball was thrown too high for him to pull it in. He is not worth owning in fantasy leagues that do not give credit for kick return yardages.
2009 Week 10 vs TB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Ginn was held without a catch against Tampa Bay. He did return 5 kickoffs and a punt but did not break any for long gains.
2009 Week 11 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)
Ted Ginn started at wide receiver in Week 11 for Miami, but his snaps were limited as he rotated at that spot with both Brian Hartline and Greg Camarillo. Ginn had six targets, half of which were intended to stretch the defense and try and go a little deeper than usual, but for the most part Ginn was limited to three short catches that complimented one 16-yard grab that started a fourth quarter drive. Ginn's fantasy value is limited unless you get credit for kick return yardage.
2009 Week 12 vs BUF (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
Ginn got a lot of targets, but didn't do that much with them. He couldn't get a step on a late deep route, and he also let one easy pass go right through his hands. An early drive stalled out with a Ginn end around that was thrown for a loss, as the Dolphins continue to unsuccessfully try to make Ginn's speed a difference-maker in their offense.
2009 Week 13 vs NE (3 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
One of Ginn's only two passes in the game came with six seconds left in the first half, when he adjusted to a ball on the sidelines, leaning and getting both feet in bounds to set up a late FG. Ginn's other catch was a 3rd and 10 conversion late in the 4th quarter. With the emergence of Davone Bess, Ginn has clearly been relegated to a special teams kick returner role and is getting few opportunities on the offensive side of the ball. He did make two nice, clutch plays in this game, so there is a chance that his role could expand in the future.
2009 Week 14 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec, 1 / 16 / 0 rush)
Ginn rotated into the lineup with Brian Hartline, but was the Dolphins' least targeted wide receiver. He was unable to get into position on an out route early due to the poor footing on the field, but later grabbed a 12 yard gain on the same play. He also looked fast on a long gain on an endaround run.
2009 Week 15 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Ginn took a definite backseat to the trio of Bess, Camarillo, and Hartline.
2009 Week 16 vs HOU (7 / 5 / 82 / 0 rec)
Ginn had a productive day against Houston. His rapport with Chad Henne is starting to show. He finished the day with 5 catches for 82 yards but his best catch came on a 65 yard deep bomb from Chad Henne that resulted in a touchdown and would have brought the game even closer in the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately, fullback Lousaka Polite was called for tripping on the play and it was called back. Ginn looked confident in his routes and didn't seem to lose any speed or quickness in "thinking" about what he was going to do. 2009 has not been a great year for Ginn, but he is clearly on the right track to be a very good receiver for the Dolphins.
2009 Week 17 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Ginn seemed to really cap his forgettable season appropriately. The first pass of the game is thrown his way, but he can't quite reach it. After that, Henne successfully finds Camarillo, Bess, Hartline, Fasano, and Hilliard -- repeatedly. Later, with a different quarterback, Ginn is targeted near the goal line, but he is facing double coverage and has no chance. It's tough to say where he will go from here - he was still getting a decent amount of snaps, but was clearly outperformed by three other receivers.
2008 Week 1 vs NYJ (7 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Ginn was the most targeted seven times by quarterback Chad Pennington, however was only able to bring in two receptions for 17 yards. He was just never on the same page as Pennington and second year corner Darrelle Revis played press coverage most of the game, not allowing Ginn to get separation. On the last play of the game, it was Pennington who looked to Ginn for the winning score however, Revis made a beautiful one handed interception to seal the deal.
2008 Week 2 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Ginn was not a factor in this game and made his first catch of the game late in the fourth quarter.
2008 Week 3 vs NE (6 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)
After an incredibly disappointing first two weeks, Ginn was force fed into the Dolphins offense on Sunday through six, short yardage targets. It was clear even before the announcers confirmed it, but the Dolphins have expressed their desire to get the second year WR more involved in the offense after being practically invisible in the team's first two games. The team's plan is for the majority of Ginn's targets to be short slants or screen-passes so that he can hopefully utilize his strengths (speed and shiftiness) and minimize his time spent blanketed by pass coverage. Ginn did manage to fumble his first catch, although it was the only blemish on the day for both he and the team.
2008 Week 5 vs SD (8 / 7 / 55 / 0 rec)
The announcers in the game (Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker of CBS) both commented on Ginn's improved route running in this game. His performance doesn't translate statistically, but he caught just about everything thrown his way. On the last drive of the game, with Miami trying to run out the clock, the team faced a third down and four from their own 40 yard line. Ginn managed to shake free of the defender, make a tough leaping grab on the sideline, and do a terrific job of keeping both feet inbounds to make a 14 yard catch and pick up a much-needed first down.
2008 Week 6 vs HOU (2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Ginn was the intended receiver on a deep pass in the first half, his only target until the second half, when he also was thrown to only once, this time for negative yards.
2008 Week 7 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Early in the contest as Miami limited the passing attack to shorter routes, Ginn was a non-factor. As the game wore on, however, and the Dolphins continued to need quick points as the clock wore down, Ginn became more involved. Four of his targets, three of his receptions and almost all of his yards came in the final quarter as QB Chad Pennington was forced almost exclusively to the air.
2008 Week 8 vs BUF (9 / 7 / 175 / 0 rec)
It was career day for Ginn, who picked up 175 yards on seven receptions, after having gained just 177 yards through the first six games of the season. The Bills often left Terrance McGee, playing his first game since returning from a knee injury, in single coverage and unable to keep track the former Ohio State standout. There were times when it looked like Pennington and Ginn were in the back yard playing catch.
2008 Week 9 vs DEN (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
After last week's breakout performance, a lot of people expected Ginn to come into this game against a depleted Denver secondary and really make his mark. Instead, it was teammate Greg Camarillo who enjoyed a huge statistical day. Ginn wasn't entirely silent with three grabs for 38 yards, but it was hardly evidence of a player ready to leap to the next level. He also dropped a very catchable pass along the sideline that would've added another 10-15 yards to his stat line. On his first reception of the game, he caught a quick slant towards the middle of the field. He had a couple of players in front of him and then a lot of daylight, but he was barely tripped up on the play. With his speed, it's entirely possible that he could've gone the distance had he beaten that defender.
2008 Week 10 vs SEA (8 / 4 / 67 / 1 rec)
Ginn made a spectacular end zone TD catch in double coverage to start off the scoring. He was also productive later on, catching the ball for 13 and eight yard first downs. Ginn began the game with a kick return that would have been a touchdown, but it was called back on a penalty.
2008 Week 11 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec, 2 / 42 / 1 rush)
Ginn had a triple threat day, running a 40 yard reverse for a touchdown in the first quarter, leading the team in receiving with four balls for 51 yards, and also returning punts and kickoffs.
2008 Week 12 vs NE (8 / 5 / 88 / 0 rec)
Ginn was quite dependable, moving the chains on 5 of his six catches. He was the Dolphins main deep threat and had a couple of long gains (31, 46) on the day. He also hurt the team by trying to do too much on one of his kick returns. Instead of going down around the 15 yard line, his attempt to make something happen resulted in his being tackled at the two yard line.
2008 Week 13 vs STL (8 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Ginn averaged 13.8 yards per pass reception, however saw another two balls which he should have caught to make it a bigger day. With the loss of Greg Camarillo, Ginn's role in the offense would expect to be increased, though it did not show on this day with the Dolphins committed to the run. Ginn retained kick return duties, while fellow receiver Davone Bess handled punt returns.
2008 Week 14 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Ginn was only targeted in the first half. In Miami's first meeting against the Bills Ginn had a breakout game catching seven balls for 175 yards.
2008 Week 15 vs SF (4 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Ginn was not a factor in this game. He was targeted deep once and also had a drop. He had one reception for six yards and another reception for no gain on a crossing route.
2008 Week 16 vs KC (5 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 31 / 1 rush)
WR Ted Ginn scored on the first play from scrimmage in the game as he took an end around handoff from QB Chad Pennington 31 yards for a touchdown. Ginn also contributed some clutch receptions as the Dolphins pulled off the come from behind victory in the fourth quarter.
2008 Week 17 vs NYJ (5 / 2 / 71 / 1 rec)
Ginn made the most of his limited looks as, getting separation down field and catching two passes for 71 yards and a 44 yard score. He beat his man deep as Pennington floated a beautiful touch pass to the corner of the end zone.
2008 Week 18 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)
Ginn was targeted twice in the first half, and both passes were intercepted. He was Pennington's featured receiver in the second half and was asked to run short routes and try to gain yards after the catch. He caught most of those passes but was unable to break away from Baltimore's defenders for any big gains.
2007 Week 1 vs WAS (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Ginn was not active in the passing game, but did an adequate job returning kicks and even had a seven yard run on an end around.
2007 Week 2 vs DAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Ginn did not receive much playing time on offense. He also had problems getting Miami good field position as their main returner.
2007 Week 3 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
The number one draft choice from Ohio State averaged 26 yards on three kickoff returns. In the third quarter he caught one pass for 15 yards on his only target of the game.
2007 Week 4 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ginn was used on kick and punt returns as usual, but did not see any targets on offense. Derek Hagan was used as the slot receiver in this game.
2007 Week 5 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 36 / 0 rec)
Ginn had one reception for 36 yards and was targeted just three times in the game, but had a big impact in the return game with 176 kick return yards that included a 52 yard return that helped set up a Miami field goal in the first quarter.
2007 Week 7 vs NE (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
The Dolphins expect WR Ted Ginn role in the offense to increase with WR Chris Chambers being shipped off to San Diego. However, QB Cleo Lemon's inaccurate arm may prevent Ginn Jr. from developing into the team's deep threat for now. On the only deep attempt of the day, Lemon overshot Ginn who had beaten DB Ellis Hobbs. Ginn was also overthrown while he was wide open in the corner of the end zone later in the game.
2007 Week 8 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)
On his only target of the game, Ted Ginn came down with a 21 yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Ginn ran a slant up the seam and Cleo Lemon found him between three defenders for the rookie's first touchdown of his career. Ginn played in three receiver sets, though that was not a package frequently used by the Dolphins, instead preferring the i or double TE to offset the Giants fierce pass rush.
2007 Week 10 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Ginn caught one pass for 12 yards and ran a reverse for no gain. In the fourth quarter, after Buffalo tied the game, Ginn returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for an apparent touchdown but the play was called back on a holding penalty.
2007 Week 11 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
If the Dolphins took anything from this game it was the fact that their number one pick from this year's draft, Ginn, established a bit of connection with fellow rookie QB John Beck. Ginn caught two long passes on consecutive plays on the Dolphins' third possession of the game. He caught a 22 yard pass over the middle and on the next play caught one for 17 yards on the left side. He would have three receptions for 49 yards in the first half. Ginn did have an 87 yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was his first special teams touchdown and only his second career score. Ginn would only have one catch for three yards in the second half.
2007 Week 12 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Beck looked for Ginn early on, but only once in the fourth quarter. Ginn had a 12 yard catch in the first quarter and a 15 yarder on the opening drive of the second half.
2007 Week 13 vs NYJ (9 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Ginn again saw a team high total in targets as ten balls came his way. With ten total targets he was disappointing in his production by only bringing in three balls for 19 yards. He drew two Jets defenders most of the game, which proved to be a big factor in keeping him off track.
2007 Week 14 vs BUF (10 / 4 / 67 / 0 rec)
With Marty Booker out, Ginn set or matched career highs with ten targets, four receptions, and 67 receiving yards. Ginn's big play was a 54 yard reception on Cleo Lemon's first pass of the game. Ginn nearly took the pass for a touchdown, but Buffalo's last defender just was able to bring him down. Ginn was the targeted receiver on Lemon's first interception; he was open, but Lemon airmailed the pass. Ginn muffed a punt that led to an eventual Buffalo touchdown before Miami ran an offensive play. He also had trouble fielding a later punt, but was able to corral the ball before the defense arrived.
2007 Week 15 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Ginn had only one catch, and was used primarily as a kick returner.
2007 Week 16 vs NE (9 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Ginn was unable to take advantage of his blazing speed against New England and was not a major contributor for Miami.
2007 Week 17 vs CIN (8 / 7 / 53 / 1 rec)
Ginn caught a five yard pass for touchdown near the goal line for Miami's first points of the game. He caught four passes for 35 yards in the first half. He had three catches for 18 yards in the second half.