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Friday, October 31, 2014

Packers Receivers Give Each Other $100 Gift Card for Every Dropped Pass

Here is a frightening note for all NFL teams: The Green Bay Packers have dropped a lot of passes. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay has dropped nine passes this season. If you ask offensive coordinator Joe Philbin he will tell you the team has had 10 drops, but STATS (and independent sports firm that analyzes NFL statistics) has the number at nine. Either way, Jordy Nelson must be rubbing off on his teammates as the Packers have been one of the worst teams in the league in terms of dropped passes.

That should be alarming to the rest of the league because it means the 6-0 Packers have room to improve. If they can limit their drops, one of the best teams in the league (even though it took them so long to win a Super Bowl) will get better. As Packers reporter Jason Wilde shared with us on Twitter, Green Bay’s receivers have come up with a way to police themselves while coaches make it a point to emphasize drops in practice.

In other words you drop a pass, you pay 400 bucks.  Of course the Packers receivers are not intentionally dropping balls, but every added incentive helps.  If I were Jim Schwartz or one of the other NFC coaches, I’d offer triple the amount for them to keep doing what they’re doing.

H/T to Sports by Brooks Live for the story



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