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March 23, 2006

Numbers show strength of Keyshawn's hands

As we continue to await word on talks between the Panthers and wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson - and the latest rumor is the parties will continue discussions over dinner - here’s some more Johnson fodder:

Everyone knows he’s an excellent possession receiver, but here’s a stat that shows how good Johnson’s hands are:

While playing for Dallas last season, Johnson was the target of 123 passes, according to STATS. Want to take a guess how many he dropped?

One.

For perspective: Steve Smith was targeted 150 times and had seven drops. Keary Colbert was the target of 55 passes and had four drops. Ricky Proehl, who might return to the Panthers, was targeted 50 times and had zero drops. Former Panthers receiver Muhsin Muhammad, now with Chicago, tied for second in the league with 11 drops while being the target of 136 passes. Oakland running back LaMont Jordan led the league with 12 drops.

Posted by Observer Sports on March 23, 2006 at 06:05 PM | Permalink

Comments

im a big panthers fan i have been since 93 and i think keyshawn would be a good fit for the panthers we need a quality 2nd receiver and smith and johnson would be an awesome duo that can take us to the superbowl and win it

Posted by: chris in black mtn nc | Mar 23, 2006 7:15:37 PM

im a big panthers fan i have been since 93 and i think keyshawn would be a good fit for the panthers we need a quality 2nd receiver and smith and johnson would be an awesome duo that can take us to the superbowl and win it

Posted by: chris in black mtn nc | Mar 23, 2006 7:19:13 PM

"Just Give Me the Damn Ball" Keyshaw? No way. He's an Terrell Owens meltdown waiting to happen. He's the proverbial "I" in team.

Posted by: John | Mar 23, 2006 8:09:35 PM

Are those stats available online anywhere?

I think this signing is going to help Colbert, of all people. He has trouble getting open in the number two spot, at number three he should shine.

Posted by: Ben | Mar 24, 2006 7:42:37 AM

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