Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Smith, Bryant on 'worst hands' list
By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN Stats & Information sent out a chart with the title “Worst Hands." It included a couple of NFC South wide receivers with big names.
Carolina’s Steve Smith and Tampa Bay’s Antonio Bryant each made a list of receivers with the lowest catch percentages (compared to number of targets). Smith has never been a guy to drop many passes and that wasn’t a real problem this year. I think his numbers largely are a reflection of quarterback Jake Delhomme's struggles. You can argue that inconsistency at quarterback also played a role in Bryant's spot on this list, but he also dropped way too many catchable passes.