By: Will Burchfield
Terry Bradshaw went after Eric Ebron on Tuesday on the ongoing media circus in Houston, residence of Tremendous Bowl LI, crushing the Lions’ third-yr tight finish for his slippery arms.
Ebron’s seven dropped passes this season have been tied for third most within the NFL and have been most amongst tight ends, in line with SportingCharts.com. Worse, his drop fee of eight.2 % was the very best mark within the league amongst gamers with greater than 50 targets. (Ebron had eighty five.)
Ebron’s drop totals have elevated in every of his first three seasons, ballooning from 4 (2014) to 5 (2015) to seven. That’s sixteen drops in complete, by far probably the most amongst Lions gamers in that span.
As Bradshaw famous, Ebron’s arms reared their ugly head within the Lions’ playoff loss to the Seahawks. Ebron had two drops, together with one which negated a possible third-down conversion.
Suffice to say, Bradshaw wasn’t unjustified in his critique of the Lions’ tight finish. Ebron apparently felt in any other case.
He took to Twitter shortly after Bradshaw’s feedback had gone public:
The highlighted class above represents yards per recreation. Ebron needs you to know he completed seventh in yards per recreation amongst tight ends. Whether or not that’s something to actually brag about is one other debate, however it doesn’t do something to disprove Bradshaw’s level: Ebron has a problem with drops.
Right here’s to hoping he figures it out within the offseason.