What went right: Moncrief had a very solid second season in the NFL, despite the issues at quarterback. Moncrief managed to double nearly all his stats from his rookie year (all but yardage). One stat that stands out is that 40 of his 64 receptions went for first downs. Moncrief was dominant against Tampa Bay and the New York Jets (the latter being particularly impressive).
What went wrong: Again he’s a victim of the issues the team suffered at QB this season. Moncrief’s yards per reception were down slightly this season, but much of that is due to the quick passing attack the Colts utilized with Matt Hasselbeck. There are a few areas that Moncrief could work on cleaning up. There are times he doesn’t attack the ball like he should or use his body to box out a defender.
Offseason expectations: He’s obviously still under his rookie contract, but the future looks very bright for Moncrief. He’s clearly the team’s number two receiver and will likely develop into a dangerous duo alongside Hilton. Moncrief is only going to get better going forward and add to the long history of talented receivers to play in Indianapolis.
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