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Old 01-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #16
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

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Might want to think twice before championing for DeSean Jackson's services. Had a 13.4% drop rate. On another note, many people talked about Vjax, but I always thought they should be looking at Malcom Floyd. This report leads me to believe I was correct in that thinking.

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I'm surprised to see Roddy White with 15 drops. That's horrible.
yes, a 100 catch per year receiver... just awful. I'd much rather have a guy with 43 catches. This is the logic all GM's should use for making these kinds of decisions.

I agree.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #17
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yes, a 100 catch per year receiver... just awful. I'd much rather have a guy with 43 catches. This is the logic all GM's should use for making these kinds of decisions.

I agree.

Well, if they threw 100 passes to the guy who only caught 43, chances are he'd get there faster than the guy dropping 15 balls.


Look, I'm not saying he's (white) horrible, I'm saying dropping 15 passes is horrible and it is.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:06 AM   #18
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

Was surprised Tana didn't have more drops but then a took a second look at the number of times he was targeted...not all that many...no wonder he's on the "naughty" list. I hope he's not on the roster this season simply because we should have more/better talent than what he can offer at this point in his career.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #19
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Well, if they threw 100 passes to the guy who only caught 43, chances are he'd get there faster than the guy dropping 15 balls.


Look, I'm not saying he's (white) horrible, I'm saying dropping 15 passes is horrible and it is.
all I'm saying is that if he were a better player or open more, he probably would have gotten more targets.
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

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The numbers are what they are. There are variables to everything if you really want to go down that path. You can use that line of reasoning with everything. Sacks, INTS, tackles, fumbles, passing yards, blocks, rushing yards, etc.

In the end, the numbers are what they are. Rex Grossman threw 20 INTs this year, I don't see a * denoting a few of those INTs were caused by the WR. Nope.

They presented the numbers and they are accurate. They aren't going to include some hail mary catch that isn't catchable as part of the stat, which is why they have "catchable" listed and not "targeted".

Also, nobody concluded their fundamentals are lacking. We are concluding their catching ability is.



Drew Brees has 3 WRs in the top 20 on this list and Aaron Rodgers has 2. Always helps a good QB when you have decent guys catching the ball.
I'll give ya that those numbers are what they are, and I will even give you that every single one of those catchable passes were right in the bread basket. But, I can't agree that a player dropping 15 of those 115 passes is horrible. That's about 85% of catchable passes completed. Maybe I'm alone in thinking that. Am I saying a player doesn't need to improve past that? No, not at all. But, if you're going to judge a player solely on these stats, you're not cut out to be a GM in the league. While we are just using these stats to prove that a receiver is not as good as people think he is, you can also use the same stats and logic to determine that having the three most dependable receivers on your team, Tate, Bryant, and Floyd does not get you in the playoffs. Nor does having the "best" receiver from these stats, Tate, gets you a record above .500.

When I look at these stats, I see players who are being thrown to more than others because they are the "go to" receivers when you need a clutch catch. Yes, they dropped a few balls, but they obviously were dependable, otherwise the quarterback wouldn't throw to them. And when I see a receiver catching all 35 passes thrown to him, but knowing his team finished 7-9, that tells me those 35 passes were probably largely dump off passes, short high percentage passes. Or, that receiver benefited from the number one guy getting doubled a few times. Does that make him any less of a receiver? No not all, but it also doesn't make him the best receiver in the league.

And maybe it's just semantics, but if a player's catching ability is not up to par, that tells me he is lacking sound fundamentals. Skills are improved by sound fundamentals.
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

Leading the league in drops isn't good any way you spin it. I'm sure Roddy White would be the first to admit that. That said he went through some early season struggles but got things worked out. It happens.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #22
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

Since this is a wr thread and I didnt want to start a whole new thread about it,I found out this morning that the skins offered Jacoby Jones of the texans a million more than the texans and he turned us down,so glad he did.{last offseason}
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I see that, but still one can't derive, clearly, that these receivers have the case of the drops when there are a lot of variables that go into this. For one thing, look how many more passing attempts are thrown Roddy White's way as opposed to Golden Tate. 115 to 35? How many of those are little hitch passes, bombs down field, perfectly thrown balls, etc.... And, the receivers with the best percentage of catches:drops ratio, why aren't they being thrown to more if they're that more fundamentally sound?

I just think this is one of those situations where unless you look at every single drop from these receivers, I'd be hard press to conclude their fundamentals are lacking.
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He's right. And its just one specific category. And who's determining catchable? I'm sure some could be disputed as well if we all sat and watched film.
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Leading the league in drops isn't good any way you spin it. I'm sure Roddy White would be the first to admit that. That said he went through some early season struggles but got things worked out. It happens.
yea he had some clear drops this year
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Since this is a wr thread and I didnt want to start a whole new thread about it,I found out this morning that the skins offered Jacoby Jones of the texans a million more than the texans and he turned us down,so glad he did.{last offseason}
Very interesting. Did not know that
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Very interesting. Did not know that
This was according to John Mclain of the Houston Chronicle
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #27
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

We had a guy in the 80s/early 90s that dropped his fair share, but he made up for it w/his toughness & ability to make the chain moving catch in the middle of the field, and a lot of big plays downfield - Gary Clark.

Of course Clark played w/a couple great wr's & was always part of a good to great offense. I think big play wr's that drop a lot of passes are analogous to home-run hitters. If you have a good lineup around them, it's worth it to deal w/those occassional drops. If the lineup around them isn't that good, those drops become a much bigger deal cause the team has a harder time making up for it.

Adding a HR hitter w/a poor batting avg. to a poor hitting lineup probably doesn't get you much, but if you've already got good hitters, you can deal w/a few strikeouts from your power hitters. The problem w/Moss is that he's no longer a HR hitter. At this point in his career he's got to be close to sure handed. I think he deserves some slack after coming back from a broken hand, hope he can make the team next year. Either way, we need a complete reciever, a guy that's a deep threat & can make the tough catches. Hopefully Hank will be that guy.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #28
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Re: ProFootballFocus: Best/Worst drop rate for 2011 WRs

This seems like as good a thread as any to mention how ready I am to move on from Moss...
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If we can get a playmaker in the draft or free agency, I'd move on from Moss too. We've got Gaffney to fill the possession type of role, and Hankerson to continue to develop.
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If we can get a playmaker in the draft or free agency, I'd move on from Moss too. We've got Gaffney to fill the possession type of role, and Hankerson to continue to develop.
I'm never ready to move on from players that have been that good for us & on top of that don't cause any problems for the team. I get GTripp's point he's made in several other threads; that Moss' or any vet's spot on the roster prevents another youngster from being groomed. But I look at it this way; we have one of the weakest wr corps in the nfl & Moss is still 1 of the 2 best.

Maybe Hank changes that quickly or a new FA or draft pick does as well. Still, the past 2 years have shown that Shanny will keep a trusted vet WR on the roster, e.g. Galloway, Stallworth, Anderson. Maybe Gafney is the only one for that spot, but I think Moss still has value for the team if he can get over his drops from last year.

I see the point though, Hank, Paul & Gafney are pretty certain to make it, if they only keep 2 others that could put Moss into some tough competition. Armstrong, Anderson & Stallworth aren't likely to be here unless there's training camp injuries.
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