Don’t be fooled by the headline. This isn’t our weekly update on how Atlanta’s Roddy White leads the NFL in dropped passes. That will come a little bit later in this post.
We’ve got another NFC South target that’s dropping a lot of passes. That’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- as a team.
The Bucs have moved into a three-way tie (with the Bears and Browns) for the league lead in team drops. Tampa Bay receivers have dropped 15 passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Bucs are led by Mike Williams, who now has five drops. Arrelious Benn and tight end Kellen Winslow each have three drops.
The Falcons are tied for No. 7 with 12 drops. They’re led by White with seven. He continues to lead the NFL, but we’ll go lightly on that since White hasn’t dropped a pass in the last two games and he could be overtaken this week as the Falcons have a bye.
The Carolina Panthers are tied for No. 27 with five drops. Steve Smith has two drops, but he has an excellent catch percentage (95.1) and he’s been targeted more times (64) than all but three players in the league. Smith has 39 catches.