How QB change has affected 49ers pass-catchers

It’s been only six weeks since I did the whole 49ers-Rams matchup exercise. You can refer back to what I did then and it pretty much remains the same.

Instead . . . I finished a homework assignment on my flight this morning.

 

Earlier this week I compared the statistics for the two 49ers quarterbacks this season. Heading into tomorrow’s game, they have thrown a like number of passes. This seemed like a good time to compare them head-to-head.

 

But I also wanted to see how the pass targets have been affected by the quarterback change. So I compiled three lists. The top one is the numbers for each 49ers receiver this season, followed by how they have fared individually with J.T. O’Sullivan and Shaun Hill at quarterback.

 

The lists includes receptions and how many times they were the target of passes (along with the completion percentage).

 

A couple things stood out:

 

–Frank Gore’s production in the passing game has dropped dramatically with Hill at QB, and that’s even taking into account the six quarters he has missed due to his ankle injury. He caught 28 (or 77.8 percent of the passes thrown his way) with O’Sullivan. Those numbers are 14 receptions (48.3 percent) with Hill.

 

–Isaac Bruce is liking the change. He caught 21 passes (50 percent) with O’Sullivan; and 31 passes (60.8 percent) with Hill.

 

–Arnaz Battle sustained his injury shortly after Shaun Hill entered the lineup. So, basically, Battle was O’Sullivan’s No. 3 wideout, while Jason Hill has been the man for Shaun Hill.

 

The O’Sullivan-Battle combo hooked up on 55 percent of their attempts for 298 yards with no TDs and SIX interceptions, while the Hill-Hill pairing is going at a 72.7-percent clip with 282 yards with one touchdown and NO interceptions.

 

–Vernon Davis caught 14 passes (60.9 percent) for 175 yards with O’Sullivan, and he’s caught 13 balls (68.4 percent) for 148 with Hill.

 

Here are all the numbers:

 

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49ERS PASS DISTRIBUTION

(Thru 14 games)

Bruce 52 of 93 (55.9 percent) for 766 yards with six TDs and four ints

Gore 42 of 65 (64.6 percent) for 367 yards with two TDs and one int

Johnson 39 of 62 (62.9 percent) for 443 yards with three TDs and two ints

Davis 27 of 42 (64.3 percent) for 323 yards with two TDs and no ints

Battle 24 of 42 (57.1 percent) for 318 yards with no TDs and six ints

J.Hill 24 of 34 (70.6 percent) for 283 yards with one TD and no ints

Morgan 15 of 36 (41.7 percent) for 214 yards with two TDS and one int

Robinson 15 of 17 (88.2 percent) for 159 yards with no TDs and no ints

Foster 11 of 14 (78.6 percent) for 96 yards with one TD and no ints

Walker 10 of 16 (62.5 percent) for 155 yards with one TD and one int

Zeigler 5 of 8 (62.5 percent) for 97 yards with no TDs and no ints

Keasey 3 of 5 (60 percent) for 25 yards with no TDs and no ints

Ryan 1 of 2 (50 percent) for 8 yards with no TDs and no ints

Bajema 1 of 3 (33 percent) for 5 yards with no TDs and no ints

Rossum 1 of 1 (100 percent) for 4 yards with no TDs and no ints

 

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With O’Sullivan at QB

Gore 28 of 36 (77.8 percent) for 263 yards with one TDs and no ints

Battle 22 of 40 (55 percent) for 298 yards with no TDs and six ints

Bruce 21 of 42 (50 percent) for 363 yards with four TDs and two ints

Johnson 15 of 24 (62.5 percent) for 202 yards with one TD and one int

Davis 14 of 23 (60.9 percent) for 175 yards with no TDs and no ints

Morgan 11 of 26 (42.3 percent) for 160 yards with one TD and one int

Walker 7 of 11 (63.6 percent) for 126 yards with one TD and one int

Robinson 4 of 4 (100 percent) for 48 yards with no TDs and no ints

Keasey 3 of 5 (60 percent) for 25 yards with no TDs and no ints

Foster 2 of 3 (66.7 percent) for 14 yards with no TD and no ints

Rossum 1 of 1 (100 percent) for 4 yards with no TDs and no ints

Hill 0 of 1 (0 percent) for 0 yards with no TDs and no ints

Bajema 0 of 0 (0 percent) for 0 yards with no TDs and no ints

Zeigler did not play

Ryan did not play

 

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With Hill at QB

Bruce 31 of 51 (60.8 percent) for 403 yards with two TDs and two ints

Hill 24 of 33 (72.7 percent) for 283 yards with one TD and no ints

Johnson 24 of 37 (64.9 percent) for 241 yards with two TDs and one ints

Gore 14 of 29 (48.3 percent) for 101 yards with one TDs and one int

Davis 13 of 19 (68.4 percent) for 148 yards with two TDs and no ints

Robinson 11 of 13 (84.6 percent) for 111 yards with no TDs and no ints

Foster 9 of 11 (81.8 percent) for 82 yards with one TD and no ints

Zeigler 5 of 8 (62.5 percent) for 97 yards with no TDs and no ints

Morgan 4 of 10 (40 percent) for 54 yards with one TD and no int

Walker 3 of 5 (60 percent) for 25 yards with noTDs and no ints

Battle 2 of 2 (100 percent) for 20 yards with no TDs and no ints

Ryan 1 of 2 (50 percent) for 8 yards with no TDs and no ints

Bajema 1 of 3 (33 percent) for 5 yards with no TDs and no ints

Rossum 0 of 0 (0 percent) for 0 yards with no TDs and no ints

Keasey did not play

 

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Note: Johnson was the intended target of the only pass this season not thrown by O’Sullivan or Hill. Last week, Bruce threw incomplete to Johnson against the Dolphins.

 

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From the pages of today’s Press Democrat, please read, “Bar set high for 49ers’ Staley.”

 

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