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Remember when we led the league in fewest drops?

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    From 01-04 I remember one or two years we lead the league in fewest dropped passes. No doubt this was an emphasis from the offensive staff at the time, and allowed us to make important plays when needed in high pressure situations.

    Fast forward a few years, after spending lots of high draft picks or trades for offensive weapons, and overall the attention to drops has fallen off quite a bit.
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    what do you expect? it's a brand new qb
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    Troy, Givens, and Branch were all clutch. Patten too.
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    He doesn't drop them, any more than the HOF'er did in his brief attempts to connect with them in the first quarter of the first game in 2008.

    Belichick has always stressed how focus and preparation and effort and execution can mitigate so called measurables talent. Talent provides the capacity to do more, but unless it simultaneously does the little things equally well it often doesn't matter...
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    Excellent point. Once again, we really need to reflect on and appreciate the entire Patriot teams that won those SBs. The work ethic, the clutch gameday performances, great gameday coaching and overcoming injuries.
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    Has nothing to do with the QB. We had few drops under a relatively new QB from Michigan too, one who primarily played a horizontal passing game and threw a wobbly ball on long out routes.

    Even under Brady after he began to reach his peak, we have had way more % of dropped passes since 05.
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    Stats anyone?? Or just what people seem to remember??
     
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    I'll try to find the article now, I know it exists.

    I believe it was on cold hard football facts, from 04 or 03.
     
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    I just wondered about 'real" stats other than anecdotal...I do remember Givens in his early days dropping a lot and an offseason on the Juggs machine...and such
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?


    whatever you guys want to believe. this is a game of inches so it's ball placement. throwing the ball in front and behind. the speed of the throw. the rotation of the ball.

    no matter how you like it... the change of qb has something to do with it. not all, but something
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    THAT is part of it...but hardly all of it...there were drops before...and there are drops now..I would guess it HAS increased from last year to this...but comparing 08 to before...02-06? Not really sure...
     
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    Re: Remember When We Lead the League in Fewest Drops?

    :D
    thank for repeating my post.:D

    we are in agreement
     
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