Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Charles has drawbacks as receiver, too
By Adam Teicher
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jamaal Charles leads the Kansas City Chiefs in pass receptions, but he's also well out in front in another receiving category, this one not as positive.
According to the fine folks at Pro Football Focus, Charles has dropped nine passes. That not only leads the Chiefs and NFL running backs, but it's second in the league to the 10 drops credited to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess.
One of Charles' two drops in Sunday night's loss to the Denver Broncos was an easy throw that would have been a touchdown had he caught it. The play didn't cost the Chiefs as they scored a touchdown on the next play on Alex Smith's pass to Dwayne Bowe.
But with the Chiefs struggling to get their passing game going, it's a problem spot for them. Donnie Avery dropped a pass in Denver for what should have been a long gain. Dwayne Bowe also had a drop against the Broncos.
Charles, though, leads the way.