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    Lions lead N eff L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... in drops

    https://www.si.com/nfl/lions/news/li...hest-drop-rate

    This one from SI... so, is it Stanford?


    The Detroit Lions are going into Week 6, coming off their bye, with a 1-3 record.

    Obviously, there is a handful of issues with the Matt Patricia-led team -- mostly on the defensive side of the ball.

    Thatís not to say there hasnít been plenty of struggles on the offensive side of the ball, as well.

    The offensive issues just pale in comparison to the Lions' porous defense.

    Through four games this season, the Lions' high expectations for their passing attack have sputtered.

    A lot of blame can be placed upon none other than Stafford up to this point.

    There have been uncharacteristic off-target passes, turnover-worthy throws and poor pocket presence shown by the usually reliable signal-caller.

    Who knows if itís just some rust or if it's Stafford pressing a little too much, knowing that the defense is likely to give up points on just about every drive.

    However, not every problem in the passing game can be put on Stafford.

    Lack of receiver separation, spotty blocking upfront at times and maybe the worst aspect, dropped passes, are all also to blame for Detroit's passing game woes.

    Remember -- and itís hard to forget -- a dropped pass in the end zone resulted in a Lions loss in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.

    Now, every analytical website has its own tracking mechanism for passes dropped.

    After all, it is a bit of a subjective statistic.


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    According to Pro Football Reference, the Lions have logged 12 dropped balls on Staffordís 134 total passing attempts, excluding spikes and throwaways.

    That means that nine percent of Staffordís throws have gone through the receiverís hands -- the highest percentage in the entire NFL.

    Below is a breakdown of all the players and their drops.

    Player
    Drops
    Drop %
    D'Andre Swift

    3

    18.8

    Quintez Cephus

    2

    15.4

    Marvin Jones

    2

    10.5

    Kerryon Johnson

    1

    33.3

    Marvin Hall

    1

    20.0

    Adrian Peterson

    1

    16.7

    Kenny Golladay

    1

    6.7

    T.J. Hockenson

    1

    5.0

    Jesse James

    0

    0

    Jamal Agnew

    0

    0

    Danny Amendola

    0

    0

    Jason Cabinda

    0

    0

    As you can see, the sure-handed Swift leads the Lions in drops, and he had the most crucial drop of all in the final seconds of the season opener.


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    His three drops match his entire drop total from his time at Georgia.

    In 2019, Swift didnít let a single ball hit the turf for the Bulldogs, according to Pro Football Focus.

    Hopefully, his reliable hands in college can translate to the NFL.

    At the very least, he has demonstrated the ability to consistently get open. Now, he just needs to finish the play.

    Overall, plenty of Detroit receivers could use some work on securing the catch.

    Itís not fair to only pick on Swift.

    Actually, none of the running backs have been very dependable.

    Due to how the team is structured, this team needs the passing attack to carry the team.

    Yes, Stafford needs to find his 2019 form, but the receivers need to also be better catching the ball when the opportunities present themselves, as well
    Last edited by Lionsfanfromsac; 10-16-2020 at 01:28 PM.
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    Letís be honest... we had better years with more sure handed receivers like Golden Tate and Megatron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionsfanfromsac View Post
    Letís be honest... we had better years with more sure handed receivers like Golden Tate and Megatron.
    True. ALso, we throw to running backs a lot don't we? I would imagine that leads to more drops.

    Also, just of note I recall megatron actually dropping the ball somewhat often. I mean, that's gonna happen when you're triple covered...but I recall it happening a lot.

    Tate on the other hand was steady as ****. I can't recall him dropping an important ball.

    Would sure love it if we had some sure handed dudes catching the ball. Maybe it's cus our WR core is young?

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    Who did the Lions end up getting anyway for that Tate pick?

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    "handful of issues" lol that's gold

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    stafford is still throwing it way too fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Who did the Lions end up getting anyway for that Tate pick?
    They got the #85 and #166 in return for Slay.

    They then traded the #85, #149, and #182 to Indy for #75 and #197. Used the #75 on Jonah Jackson.

    With the #166 pick they selected Quintez Cephus.

    With the #197 pick they selected John Penisini.

    Received
    Jonah Jackson
    Quintez Cephus
    John Penisini
    $10.5 million in cap room

    Lost
    Darius Slay
    Picks #149 & #182

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigers.6 View Post
    They got the #85 and #166 in return for Slay.

    They then traded the #85, #149, and #182 to Indy for #75 and #197. Used the #75 on Jonah Jackson.

    With the #166 pick they selected Quintez Cephus.

    With the #197 pick they selected John Penisini.

    Received
    Jonah Jackson
    Quintez Cephus
    John Penisini
    $10.5 million in cap room

    Lost
    Darius Slay
    Picks #149 & #182
    Who did the Lions end up getting anyway for that Tate pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    Who did the Lions end up getting anyway for that Tate pick?
    who did the Lions end up getting for that Tate trade anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    who did the Lions end up getting for that Tate trade anyway?
    They got the #85 and #166 in return for Slay.

    They then traded the #85, #149, and #182 to Indy for #75 and #197. Used the #75 on Jonah Jackson.

    With the #166 pick they selected Quintez Cephus.

    With the #197 pick they selected John Penisini.

    Received
    Jonah Jackson
    Quintez Cephus
    John Penisini
    $10.5 million in cap room

    Lost
    Darius Slay
    Picks #149 & #182

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    meh, Slay....Tate.....same thing.

    I believe they got the #88 from the Eagles and then traded it to Minnesota for the #81 to select Will Harris.

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    Is Will Harris good?

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    Also I like how "$10.5 million in cap room" is in the Received column lolol.

    Nice one Tigers

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Also I like how "$10.5 million in cap room" is in the Received column lolol.

    Nice one Tigers
    haha I laughed as well when I came across it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Is Will Harris good?
    who cares, does he have personality?

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