WR Nick Toon - Free Agent
|6-2, 215||Born: 11-4-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 4, pick 122 (2012)|
2014 Week 12 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
With Cooks out, Toon stepped into the role of the Saints #3WR and played 60% of the offensive snaps against Baltimore. He was able to get open down the left sideline for a 21-yard grab to the Ravens' 2-yard line in the final minute of the game. He used a double move to get open and dove for the end zone, coming up just a bit short.
2014 Week 13 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 17 / 1 rec)
Toon made a key catch on 3rd-and-5 as he came across the middle and held onto the 1st down catch despite a huge hit from Troy Polamalu. Toon made a beastly play to find the end zone for an 11-yard-touchdown. With the Steelers CB giving a big cushion, Toon ran a couple yard downfield, stopped and caught the quick pass from Brees just inside the 10. He then stiff-armed the CB, ducked a tackle attempt from Troy Polamalu, sprinted toward the end zone and then powered through a DE and a LB to break the plane of the end zone for the score. It was the type of dominant physical play that really sets the tone for a game. Toon has emerged as the Saints #3 WR and his strong blocking and physical play should continue to get him on the field for more snaps down the stretch.
2014 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Toon has done a nice job running after the catch. He is a big, physical WR who punishes CBs when they try to tackle him. Toon was the only Saints offensive player who had a positive afternoon and his role is slowly but surely expanding in the Saints offense.
2014 Week 15 vs CHI (4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Toon started the game with a costly fumble inside the Bears' 5-yard line. He caught a quick slant from Brees and was preparing to try to bull his way into the end zone when the Bears Safety put his helmet on the ball and popped it out. On the red zone play, Toon was the only WR on the field for the Saints. Toon made some nice plays and has emerged as a real factor in the Saints offense due to his tough blocking, sure hands and physical running. He is clearly one of the Saints top three WRs and is going to continue to take snaps away from Colston and Stills as the Saints rotate their WRs in and out of the game.
2014 Week 16 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Toon again split time with Colston and Stills near the top of the Saints WR depth chart and was targeted six times, coming away with three catches including a nice gain of 21 on a seam route. Toon was the target of Brees' ill-fated interception at the end of the game. Toon ran about ten yards then stopped and broke towards the sidelines. The CB was sitting on the route and jumped in front of Toon to grab the decisive touchdown. It is fair to wonder if the CB would have been more hesitant to jump the route if the target was to a speedster like Stills or Cooks instead of Toon, but there was really nothing Toon could do on the play.
2014 Week 17 vs TB (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Toon started the game with a nice catch down the right sideline against tight coverage to pick up a first down and gain 24 yards. He was later targeted on a deep go route, but Brees overthrew him. It was a quiet day for Toon who could potentially be poised for a bigger role moving forward next season if the Saints decide to part ways with Colston.
2013 Week 4 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Toon found an opening deep down the left sideline for an 18-yard catch on the Saints' third possession.
2013 Week 5 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 35 / 0 rec)
Nick Toon was targeted once in the game, on a deep route along the sideline. The pass was well thrown as Toon got behind the coverage. He hauled in the pass for a gain of 35 yards.
2013 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Nick Toon was targeted on a deep incompletion on the initial drive and again in the Saints' scoring drive in the first quarter, catching that one for 7 yards on the short route. He was again targeted on a deep route late in the second quarter, but again the pass fell incomplete.
2013 Week 9 vs NYJ (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Nick Toon had a terrible game, His first target came on a deep pass by Brees that was just slightly overthrown. Toon dove for the ball and appeared to make the catch, but failed to mainain possession, dropping the pass as he fell, forcing a punt. His next target found him open and the well thrown ball was tipped upward by Toon and then intercepted. Two other targets fell incomplete before he finally caught a pass, but the reception was negated by offensive holding.
2013 Week 11 vs SF (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Nick Toon caught his only target on a short pass over the middle for a gain of 8 yards.