Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Guess who isn't dropped-passes leader?
By Pat Yasinskas
Watching Roddy White rack up dropped passes last year was kind of like watching a guy chasing a home-run record.
It seemed White was putting one (sometimes more than one) on the ground every game and running away with the league lead in dropped passes. He finished with 14 and we pretty much kept weekly tabs on his count in this blog.
But I just got the list of drops from Week 1 from ESPN Stats & Information and White’s not in his usual spot at the top of the list. In fact, he’s not even on the list.
The top spot belongs to Victor Cruz of the Giants, who dropped three passes in his opening game. If Cruz continues on that pace, he’ll shatter White’s mark.
Two of White’s teammates -- receiver Julio Jones and fullback Lousaka Polite -- had drops in Week 1. But the only other NFC South receiver to drop a pass was New Orleans’ Marques Colston.
In his drop-free opener, White had six catches for 87 yards.