Andre Roberts, other Cardinals WR struggle with drops in 2012

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Among many of the problems the offense had, we can add dropped passes to the list.

The Arizona Cardinals, as we know, struggled offensively. They had bad play from their quarterbacks, their offensive line, their running backs and also their wide receivers. The receivers, including superstar Larry Fitzgerald, struggled with surehandedness.

Fitzgerald for years has been one of the best in the league at avoiding drops. This year he fell off the top of the list, dropping five passes in 76 catchable throws, according to Pro Football Focus. That would be a drop rate of 6.5 percent.

Rookie Michael Floyd dropped five passes to go with 45 catches. His drop rate is 10 percent.

Early Doucet? Eight drops and 28 catches. A drop rate of 22.2 percent. To compare with other wideouts, in PFF's analysis of receivers and drop rates, he would have been the worst in the league if he had been thrown to more often. The worst drop rate was 16.7 percent, shared by Donnie Avery and T.Y. Hilton.

Andre Roberts found himself among the league's worst at dropping passes. He had 10 drops and 64 catches, for a drop rate of 13.5 percent.

As always, with any stat, there is some variance as to what a catchable pass was, so the team's quarterbacks surely made things more difficult. However, as Ken Whisenhunt noted more than once, the quarterbacks did not get help from their teammates.

One notable thing in all this combined with the coaching change, obviously better quarterback play will help with the drops. However, the two guys at the top of the drop rate list were two Indianapolis Colts, coached by Bruce Arians.

This definitely does not mean that we are in for more of the same in 2013, but what would you say about that fact? Or is there anything to be said at all?

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