Ever since Eric Ebron was drafted 10th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft, he has been under the microscope. Some have already labeled Ebron as a bust and are ready to part ways with him as soon as possible. One reason for the Ebron hate stems from the number of passes he drops. In 2016, the Lions tight end was tied for third in the league with seven drops and that does not include the playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks in which he had two more.
On Tuesday, Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw shared his thoughts on Ebron and to say he was harsh is an understatement.
“I don’t like their tight end,” the Hall of Fame quarterback said Tuesday during Super Bowl week in Houston.
But Ebron also dropped seven passes in the regular season, which led the league’s tight ends and tied for third most overall. His 8.2 percent drop rate was a league high among players with at least 35 catches. And he added another two in the playoff loss against Seattle.
That, for Bradshaw, is unacceptable for a player and team still trying to turn the corner.
“Drops,” Bradshaw said, before repeating himself. “Drops. Hey, did you see the playoff game? The drops he had in the playoff game? For first downs? I remember those. Hey, you know what? If I throw it to you 20 yards on an end route, and I hit you right between in the numbers, and you drop that? I mean, we can’t have that.”
Nation, what do you think? Was Bradshaw over the top with his comments about Eric Ebron, or was he on the money?
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