New England Patriots veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman had some dropped passes this season. Some analysts say that these passes are actually the biggest issue Edelman has on the field. The 2018 Super Bowl MVP has a league-high 11 dropped passes for the season. One of these drops resulted in a pick-six by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 26-10 loss. With eight minutes left in the fourth quarter of the game and a 19-10 potential loss, the veteran wideout dropped a nice pass by Jarrett Stidham. Tyrann Mathieu grabbed the ball and hit a nice touchdown.
Edelman went on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show,” and talked about his issue. These dropped passes have affected the game in New England.
“I think you have to be onto the next week,” Edelman said. “That is not the first time I dropped a ball, probably won’t be the last. It’s football. That is how it goes. Sometimes you’re going to be hot, sometimes you’re not. … It’s something you have to fix. That is what we’re doing in practice. That is what I am trying to do all the time. Your job as a receiver is to get open and catch the ball. Let my team down a little bit last week and I am looking forward this week to go out and try and help them.”
Julian Edelman has to take care of his dropped passes
The wideout has 18 receptions for 294 yards in four games in the season. He will have to make some changes if veteran quarterback Cam Newton and his teammates want to make the Super Bowl.
New England is facing a big challenge this season. The team had four players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Newton will join his teammates for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. That’s more than good news for the Patriots. New England needs his running game against the Broncos.
Head coach Bill Belichick needs his players sharp and ready to make the big game. Let’s see what happens in the next few games.