How Big Is Jermichael Finley’s Dropped-Passes Problem?

September 12, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year Jermichael Finley dropped a lot of passes. In a study of dropped passes from tight ends over the past three years, Pro Football Focus ranked Finley as one of the worst culprits in multiple categories.
Finley will talk about a lack of chemistry and thinking too much, and some media and fans will tell you he was struggling to return from injury. Both will say, "It's not going to continue."
This past week, Finley clearly dropped at least one pass, though it appeared to be more.
We're going to look closely at every missed catch in the loss to the San Francisco 49ers and see if we have a larger problem here.
One game does not make a season (or career), but it's also a matter of when he drops the ball—not just that he does it at all.
So let's take a look at the catches he didn't make, whether they were drops and what they meant for the team.
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