Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/27/12
Minnesota-vikings

We’ll admit that we understand how you can get lazy when Adrian Peterson is churning out yardage. However, the receiving corps is a necessity for a modern day passing attack. One of the fundamentals is not dropping the ball, something the Vikings receivers did at an alarming rate vs. the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. Young quarterbacks need a lot of help from their receivers if they are going to have any luck in the NFL and Christian Ponder falls in the category. The Vikings have the 30th ranked passing attack and after leading receiver Percy Hawkins who has 62 catches, there is a noticeable drop off, literally. Head Coach Leslie Frazier put his focus on the improvement of his receivers and the ability to hold onto the ball. “We’ll go back and do some drills and do some different things to try to help our guys to hold on to the football,” he said, adding: “When your teammates see those opportunities disappear, it affects the entire team. It affects the guys on the field, affects the guys on the sideline.” “The number of dropped passes we had was really unacceptable in our league,” said coach Leslie Frazier, via the Associated Press “The drops were not good. They hurt our continuity, our ability to move the football. So we have a lot of work to do. A lot to get done. I have a lot to do to get our team back, refocused on the task at hand for this next ball game.” var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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  • It is Percy Harvin who has 62 receptions and the other receivers need to catch the football, fight for it, and hold on with iron grips. I felt terrible when at least three times I saw Jerome Simpson mishandle passes against the Bears. No team or quarterback can win games when they count on a receiver catching passes that make it into their reach and they drop the ball.
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