Seahawks Have Dropped the Drops, So Far

One of the defining characteristics of the Mike Holmgren era was receivers who didn’t catch the ball. Every year, Seahawks receivers were atop the league’s leader boards for dropped passes. The sad thing was, about half the passes that hit receivers in the hands and weren’t caught didn’t seem to constitute as drops to the league’s stat keepers. The problem was always much worse than the stats showed. For years, it was part of the identity of the Seattle Seahawks.

Well, so far in 2011, it would seem that the Seahawks have solved their drop problem 

In fact, according to Mike Sando of ESPN, The Seahawks are the best in the league at catching the ball. The rest of the NFC West? Well, lets just say they aren’t as good. The Rams also seem to think that dropping passes is part of what makes a good team good. Either that or they are just really really bad at catching the football.

2011 Drops Through Week 3

Rank Team Targets Drops
1 Rams 103 8
12t 49ers 73 4
24t Cardinals 88 2
31t Seahawks 93 1

Data taken from Sando’s blog, from the article linked to above.

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