Wednesday, November 18, 2009
How NFC West receivers stack up
By Mike Sando
Not too many years ago, the Seahawks' receivers were known as much for dropping passes as for catching them.
Through Week 10 this season, the team has the NFL's third-lowest drop percentage, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The Seahawks have dropped 13 passes in 361 attempts (3.6 percent). Only the Texans (7 in 313, 2.2 percent) and Jaguars (10 in 282, 3.5 percent) have dropped fewer. The Colts (13 in 357, 3.64 percent) and Falcons (10 in 273, 3.7 percent) round out the top five. The league average is 5.5 percent.
Charting drops is a subjective process. I have the Seahawks with 16 potential drops, but I can be hard grader.
The 49ers' Michael Crabtree (four drops) has the fifth-highest drop percentage (13.8) among player with at least 25 targets, according to ESPN Stats & Information.