A lot has been made of the dropped passes in last weeks game. In my opinion there were so many other factors that went into losing the game that a few dropped passes seem insignificant. But they are so easy to see and point out, that we often tend to focus on them. Dropped passes are going to happen in every game to the best teams and the best players. If we won (someone please block Steve Breaston next game) we would all be talking about how great the 4th and 1 play and Clayton's 3rd down catch on the sideline were. Dropped passes would not even be an issue. After the jump I will have stats for dropped passes for our team as well as some other key teams. Hopefully you will see that there is so much more that goes into winning or losing a game. With only 16 games every play is important but not every play has to be perfect to win. Our team played hard and tried their best, the reason we lost IMO was lack of situational experience for both our coaches and players.
Rams Pass Attempts 55 - Bradford (32 completions)
Rams total dropped passes 4 - 2 Clayton (16 targets), 1 Laurent Robinson (9 targets), 1 Steven Jackson (8 targets)
As you can see SJ has the same ratio ( 1/8 ) as Clayton and no one will ever question Jackson's ability as a receiver.
Colts Pass Attempts 57 - Manning (40 completions)
Thats one more than the Rams. Yes they lost the game (Arian Foster) but I would love to have all 4 of those guys be a Ram.
Patriots Pass Attempts 35 - Brady (25 completions)
Patriots total dropped passes 4 - 2 Faulk (6 targets), 1 Moss ( 8 targets), 1 Welker (11 targets)
Same amount of dropped passes(on a lot less pass attempts) as the Rams and they won. No one is talking about the Patriots dropping passes. Moss same ratio as Clayton (1/8) and would love to see him become a Ram.