Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Guess who leads NFL in dropped passes?
By Pat Yasinskas
With one week to go in the regular season, Atlanta’s Roddy White is back in sole possession of the league lead in dropped passes.
White was charged with one drop in Monday night’s loss to New Orleans, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That gives White 12 drops for the season and makes for one of the most perplexing storylines in the NFC South.
White had only three drops in 2010, when he led the league with 115 catches. White has good numbers (96 catches for 1,227 yards and eight touchdowns) this season, but they could be much better without the drops.
Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams also has had a big problem with drops. He’s in sole possession of third place with eight drops. Cleveland’s Greg Little is No. 2 with 11.
New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham is tied for No. 11 with six drops. Tampa Bay’s Arrelious Benn and Kellen Winslow and Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart are all tied for No. 21 with five drops.
The Buccaneers lead the NFC South with 28 team drops, which puts them at No. 3 in the league. The Falcons are tied for No. 7 with 26 drops.
The Saints are tied for No. 11 with 24 drops and the Panthers are tied for No. 27 with 15 drops.