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    Dropped Passes

    I am just rewatching the ISU vs OSU game and noticed we had 4 dropped balls in the first quarter (i think we ended with 7 or 8?). I know they plagued us all year, but was wondering if anyone knew any statitics on this? Here's to hoping we have fewer of them next year.



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Dropped passes are like penalties......DRIVE KILLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Quote Originally Posted by cydline2cydline View Post
    I am just rewatching the ISU vs OSU game and noticed we had 4 dropped balls in the first quarter (i think we ended with 7 or 8?). I know they plagued us all year, but was wondering if anyone knew any statitics on this? Here's to hoping we have fewer of them next year.

    I was trying to keep track in the stands and I thought I cam up with at least double digit drops. Some of these could have been poor throws that WR just barely got their hands on but through my beer goggles I thought I counted at least 10 that the WR got their fingers on and dropped.


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    Re: Dropped Passes

    I'd like to see an offical stat institute for dropped passes. Maybe something like 2 hands on ball, one foot on ground, no contact with defender = drop. They have added odd ball stats before like net punting, punts inside 20, pass breakups, pass efficiency, etc..



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    I was trying to keep track in the stands and I thought I cam up with at least double digit drops. Some of these could have been poor throws that WR just barely got their hands on but through my beer goggles I thought I counted at least 10 that the WR got their fingers on and dropped.

    My apologies, I meant a statistic for how many dropped passes we had this year and not just the OKST game.



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    don't worry - I have it on good authority that the dropped passes were due almost exclusively to Herman. He won't be here next year so we shouldn't be seeing dropped passes any more.


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    Re: Dropped Passes

    i can't help but wonder how much better our team would be with a superstar wide receiver. (or any position for that matter)



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i can't help but wonder how much better our team would be with a superstar wide receiver. (or any position for that matter)
    I have asked the same question, but at QB. No doubt both would help, but a QB much more.



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    I have asked the same question, but at QB. No doubt both would help, but a QB much more.
    See, I think we have decent talent at QB that can get the ball to the recievers. For the past few years we have had a lot of issues with WRs getting open and dropping passes.

    If JB or Steele had a consistent "go to guy" who got open more often and caught everything that hit him in the hands, That would open up a lot more of our offense.

    Money is a great athlete but was inconsistent. Jantz seemed to find him a lot when needed, but then he would drop a routine pass and kill a drive.

    Lenz showed flashes and was coming into his own as JBs favorite target before being injured.

    If we had that one stud WR who could take over a game like Blackmon (other than the ISU game) that would force coverage away from the other receivers. The defenses wouldn't be able to stack against the run. The whole offense might be able to explode like Okie State.



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Albert Gary looks to be most dependable to catch a ball.


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    Re: Dropped Passes

    A low 50% completion percentage isn't going to cut it; plenty of room for improvement on both sides.



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    The most disappointing thing about a lot of the drops this season is that the two seniors are the ones making them. Fortunately the young seem to be hanging onto the ball better so that bodes well for the future.


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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    See, I think we have decent talent at QB that can get the ball to the recievers. For the past few years we have had a lot of issues with WRs getting open and dropping passes.
    A great WR never helps the team as much as having a great QB.

    Imo our WR are never going to be that open with the routes Herman had them running. When you are a strong running team that compresses the field with your WR routes, and have mediocre QB's, the WR will not be that open.



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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Our younger receivers to be much better at hanging on to the ball than the seniors were.

    Also, I choose to blame Arnaud for the receivers drops this year.

    A great WR never helps the team as much as having a great QB.
    We have some receivers that have continued to drop the ball no matter if it was Austen Arnaud, Jerome Tiller, Steele Jantz, or Jared Barnett throwing it to them. When receivers routinely drop balls (a "drop" means the ball hit them in the hands) regardless of QB, it starts to seem a little silly to blame the QB.


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    Re: Dropped Passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post


    We have some receivers that have continued to drop the ball no matter if it was Austen Arnaud, Jerome Tiller, Steele Jantz, or Jared Barnett throwing it to them. When receivers routinely drop balls (a "drop" means the ball hit them in the hands) regardless of QB, it starts to seem a little silly to blame the QB.
    Yes it does, and every team has those. It seems a bit silly to post this here.

    Back to my comment, would signing a QB like Cam Newton or RGIII (great QBs) do more for the offense than signing a WR like Blackmon (great WR)?



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