Last season i can recall alot of bad drops by some of these Recievers that utterly killed drives or worse prevented us from getting a TD.
Couldn't find a decent pic of Kellen Davis dropping any last year unfortunately and that looks like a tough catch anyhow but the fact's remain frustrating.
Now lets look at the drops:
Brandon Marshall - 118 REC. 11 DROPS
Matt Forte - 44 REC. 2 DROPS
Earl Bennett - 29 REC. 1 DROP
Alshon Jeffery - 24 REC. 1 DROP
Devin Hester - 23 REC. 4 DROPS
Kellen Davis - 19 REC. 6 DROPS
Kyle Adams - 4 REC. 1 DROP
Matt Spaeth - 6 REC. 1 DROP
For a total of 27 combined drops
Now the guy's that have a limited amount of receptions really killed us when they dropped the ball, i''m looking at you Kellen. Factor in the poor offensive line play and the scheme we had the picture begins to form the offense was terrible in both scheme as well as utilizing the talents of the team.
Alshon Jeffery was surprisingly very solid at catching the ball with only one drop and i'm eager to watch him take his game to the next level this season. Earl Bennett has always had great hands and if he and Jeffery can both stay healthy i find those two perfect compliments to Marshall who obviously needs help and i feel like i don't have to explain why Marshall had 11 drops.
Martellus Bennett had 55 REC. and 6 DROPS which is by far better than Kellen Davis however there's still room for improvement but in no way can i rightfully complain in comparison to the horrible hands of Davis. And besides there's always going to be drops. The focus was how useless our supporting players were like Hester and Davis along with other guys in limited opportunities who should've stepped up and made the catch, that was a huge problem with our roster last year especially taking into account the O-Line's troubles.
But with an improved O-line, healthy Alshon, Earl and newly acquired Martellus to along the likes of Forte and Marshall the sky appears to be the limit more so in the west coast scheme as opposed to the vertical passing one we attempted to use last season.
That's it, any thoughts, criticisms, and jokes are always appreciated.