Re: Colts Sing Heyward-Bey
posted at 4/2/2013 10:21 AM EDT
You guys are living in the past when talking about Heyward-Bey's hands...
Darrius Heyward-Bey's improved hands are the most important improvement he has made, because without it, nothing else matters. He was embarrassing in his rookie campaign, dropping passes and unnecessarily jumping for passes at times.
Then in 2010, his second year, he started to look like a decent receiver, with a drop percentage of only 10.3 percent.
In 2011, he drastically improved that, cutting his drop percentage in half to 5.3 percent, and three of those drops were in one horrible quarter.
In fact, that 5.3 drop percentage has him in the top percentile of NFL receivers.
In 2012 he had 5 drops all season.
The guy is a burner, Darrius Heyward-Bey's speed scares defenders to death, and he has finally found a way to use that in his favor. He even has a drop percentage of a legitimate No. 1 receiver in the NFL these days.
He has very good route running ability and his size and strength are what really sets him apart.
Would have loved to see him in a Pats uni this season, Pats fumbled the ball on this one.