neone watching the game tonight? this guy is dropping balls left and right, what happened to him?
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He never had the greatest hands, and suffered through a few cases of the dropsies while in Ann Arbor. He got on the bad side of fans early in his junior year, just after he switched to the #1 jersey, because of it. But eventually he was just so devastating when he caught the ball that everyone was ok with the occasional drop. I particularly rememeber a drop on a long bomb that probably would have went for a touchdown in the Rose Bowl against USC (I think it would have went for a TD, but I was sitting in the far end zone so maybe just a long gain), and a drop on 4th down late against OSU his senior year (it was unlikely they'd have came back anyways, but they sure weren't after that drive ended).
That's kinda true, but he licked that problem by about halfway through his junior year. I don't remember him dropping much after that.
Braylon had not played for a very long time prior to week 1. If you recall he was cleated by Stallworth in the preseason. While he may drop a lot of balls normally, I bet this has a lot to do with rust.
Ugh Brandon. I was hoping he'd bounce back faster. My fantasy team suffers but I bet I'll play him again next week anyway.
Q: What do Steve Smith (Panther, not Giant), Kellen Winslow, Braylon Edwards, Reggie Bush, Dallas Clark, Terrell Owens, and Randy Moss have in common?
A: They all were in the Top 10 for dropped passes as of Dec. 27th, 2007 for that season.
He's still the same Braylon we've always loved, #1 in our hearts?
A more telling stat would be dropped balls/attempts. Brian nails this, of course, with his receiver charts.
I think the fact so many good WRs drop so many balls has a lot to do with them getting far more attempts, and far more passes that are just plain tougher to catch. You go to Moss/TO/Braylon/Clark/Smith etc. sometimes when they aren't necessarily "open", and maybe they drop a few tough ones. Combined with the sheer volume, I think that says a lot about who ends up high in that category and who doesn't.
did anyone see Avant last Monday? he made a nice catch over the middle, got hit hard and dropped it, then caught it again while on his back. it was sweet