Monday, November 5, 2012
Where Doucet ranks in dropped pass rate
By Mike Sando
Arizona Cardinals receiver Early Doucet suffered three drops on 93 targets last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
His drops per target percentage was 3.2, below the 4.4 average for all players.
Doucet and teammate Rob Housler each had two drops during the Cardinals' 30-20 defeat at Green Bay in Week 9. Only one player, Oakland Raiders tight end Brandon Myers, had more (three).
The chart shows Doucet ranking second among 144 qualifying players in highest percentage of targets resulting in drops. Doucet is the only wide receiver listed. The others are running backs or tight ends.
ESPN defines drops as passes that should have been caught with ordinary effort. Each game is charted twice with multiple people in an effort to enforce a uniform standard.
Doucet lost playing time to rookie Michael Floyd as the game progressed Sunday. That trend will presumably continue following the Cardinals' bye.