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When they want to talk about drops, lets start with the Giants


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The NFL has clearly become a passing league. There have been 106 300-yard passing games this season, eclipsing the old record of 104, set in 2009. With two weeks to go, and the league averaging seven 300-yard games a week, that number could eclipse 120. As impressive as that may seem, however, imagine how many 300-yard games there would be without all the dropped passes we've seen.


When teams throw as much as they're throwing these days, dropped passes are going to come. But receivers seem to be letting the ball bounce off their hands at an extraordinarily high rate. Heading into Week 15, there were approximately 700 dropped passes in the league, an average of 47 per week. We all saw Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks drop a touchdown pass in New York's 23-10 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws with pinpoint accuracy, so he must have been frustrated to see players like tight end Jermichael Finley and the usually sure-handed Donald Driver drop passes in the team's first loss of the season last week. During the Jets' 45-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, New York receiver Santonio Holmes had a drop that resulted in something even worse than an incomplete pass; he let a ball go off his hands and fall into the clutches of a defender for an interception.


How can the Cleveland Browns effectively evaluate young quarterback Colt McCoy when his receivers lead the league in dropped passes? What if his guys caught just 20 of the 40 or so passes they dropped? Maybe the struggles of the Eagles' so-called "dream team" have as much to do with dropped passes as they do with the defense. What constitutes a dropped pass will always be up for debate, but the truth is the Eagles receivers have probably dropped over 30 passes this season.




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Apparently we are right behind Cleveland in 2nd place in the butterfingers comp.



Hang on tight: Even if the Giants' offensive line can keep the Jets away from quarterback Eli Manning, Manning will need his receivers to catch the ball. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Giants receivers have 28 dropped passes this season, second-most in the league behind the Cleveland Browns. Hakeem Nicks' drop of what would have been a long touchdown pass early in the Week 15 loss to Washington stands out, but the team has five drops in the past two weeks. Victor Cruz leads the team with seven this season, and Nicks, Jake Ballard and Mario Manningham have five.



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And these drops are coming from not looking the ball into their hands. Not tough catches, wide opened catches with YAC a plenty to be had.



Again pretty basic shit....wonder what the WR coach is doing instead of teaching fundamentals that "Cheerleader" is supposedly known for.... :rolleyes:

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