Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Seahawks best, Rams worst in drops
By Mike Sando
The Seattle Seahawks caught the ball well throughout their roster during training camp.
That theme has carried over to the regular season.
Seattle has had one dropped pass through three games, tied with New England for fewest in the league. No Seahawks wide receiver has dropped a pass; running back Marshawn Lynch owns the lone drop.
The St. Louis Rams have eight drops, two more than any team in the league. Wide receivers, tight ends and running back Cadillac Williams have contributed to the total even though the Rams' quarterback, Sam Bradford, tends to throw with good accuracy.
The Seahawks value size in their receiving targets. Wide receivers Sidney Rice, Mike Williams and Kris Durham are all at least 6-foot-3. They require less accurate throws than smaller wideouts.
The Rams clearly miss injured 2010 receiving leader Danny Amendola. He was their most reliable target before suffering a dislocated elbow in the regular-season opener. Amendola has a chance to return this week, but I would expect the Rams to hold him out through their Week 5 bye.