Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Julio Jones having problems with drops
By Pat Yasinskas
Last season, Julio Jones was Atlanta’s sure-handed receiver, while Roddy White was leading the NFL in drops.
So far this season, they’ve reversed roles. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Jones is tied for second in the league with three drops through two games. And tight end Tony Gonzalez isn’t far behind Jones. Gonzalez has two drops.
The only other NFC South receiver, tight end or running back with two drops is New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham, who has had two passes slip through his hands.
The Falcons rank No. 4 in the NFL with six team drops. The Saints are tied for fifth with five drops.
The Panthers and Buccaneers each have dropped only one pass.