Yes your top 3 targets do matter, because if your #2 and #3 receivers in targets are your running backs and tight ends, you're not playing the deep ball. I'm not talking about completion % when I listed that. I'm talking about positions and the percentage of targets to each position.
For example, Eli Manning's #2 and #3 are both WIDE RECEIVERS. He's one of the best deep ball throwers in the league and uses a primarily vertical attack.
This tells you a lot more about what they are doing than your silly aypc math.
And you didn't directly make that claim, you tried to back up his claim with your ridiculous calculations. His claim was that Andy had issues with the deep ball. If that's not what you are arguing, WTF are you arguing?
On this final ridiculous claim, I will just add this and leave it at this....since I can't find this year's.
Andy Dalton's AYPC in 2011 - 6.6
Cam Newton's AYPC in 2011 - 6.7
Cam's AYPC was higher in 2011, and he didn't make the list. This is what I'm trying to get through that brick head of yours! It's a stupid idea to draw the conclusions you are from yards per completion. Once again, you're wrong. GFY.
And his deep ball still looks good to me this year: http://www.nfl.com/n...ng-long-td-pass
Dear lord PFFL, you still don't recognize what you're looking at. He was fourth in completion percentage of deep balls, that doesn't mean that he threw the most. Then the graph you posted was for >30 yard completions, which ISN"T IN THE AIR. You're posting conflicting statistics.
Here's something for you to nibble on. In 2011 Cam ranked 5th in the league in % of pass attempts at >15 yards at 25.7% of his passes. Meaning that cam had around 133 pass attempts of greater than 15 yards.
Dalton on the other hand was ranked 22nd TWENTY SECOND in the league in % of pass attempts at >15 yards at 19.9. Dalton had around 111 pass attempts of greater than 15 yards.