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Nelson Agholor charting drops, in hopes of eliminating them

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It’s clear that Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is trying to change things up.

But he’s trying to move past a problem with dropping passes by noting every one he drops in practice.

Via Andrew Kulp of CSNPhilly.com, Agholor keeps a dry erase board in his locker, which features motivational quotes and a daily tally of passes dropped.

“It’s just something that you want to do to make sure you’re keeping accountable,” Agholor said on Monday. “You look at it, you try to get better each day, and you want to repeat the same habits.”

While exact tracking of dropped passes is difficult because it’s a subjective measurement, Agholor has had what we can numerically define as “too many” his first two years.

So that led him to chart his drops this spring, though he swears he’s not overthinking.

“I don’t really worry about it when I go to practice,” Agholor said. “All I worry about in practice is making my plays, and focus on making every opportunity count.

“When you’re throwing the football, I try to pluck ’em. If it happens, don’t worry about it in practice, catch the next one and keep working. When you come home, you watch the film, you remind yourself … you figure out what happened there and you get better from there.”

The Eagles have praised the work he’s put in this offseason, as he tries to rescue his career. And perhaps combined with changing from jersey number 17 to 13 will help him break out of his slump.

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12 Responses to “Nelson Agholor charting drops, in hopes of eliminating them”
  1. sceaglesfan says: Jun 7, 2017 11:18 AM

    Last chance with the Eagles

  2. therealtrenches says: Jun 7, 2017 11:39 AM

    The only reason this guy is still on the team is because of the cap hit. Even if he turns it on this summer, it’s too little too late as far as I’m concerned. He’s played too poorly too consistently for him to earn back the Eagles’ trust in him. Let him figure it out on someone else’s dime.

  3. bigbluedeadhead says: Jun 7, 2017 12:09 PM

    Charting his drops? It’s definitely in his head..

  4. dilbio50 says: Jun 7, 2017 12:18 PM

    He should chart gameday catches…as they’re a rarity. Bum.

  5. nflknowitall says: Jun 7, 2017 12:27 PM

    He has 1 job: Catch the ball.

    Anything less than that is failure.

  6. jianningwu says: Jun 7, 2017 1:20 PM

    *drops chart*

  7. janvanflac says: Jun 7, 2017 1:40 PM

    He does have talent, he’s fast & runs good routes. There is hope for him, but with Alshon Jeffrey, Torrey Smith, and 2 WRs drafted he may get limited opportunity this year and end up moving on.

  8. intrafinesse says: Jun 7, 2017 2:43 PM

    >> And perhaps combined with changing from jersey number 17 to 13 will help him break out of his slump.

    Changing your jersey number won’t make a lick of difference.

  9. mh0va says: Jun 7, 2017 2:47 PM

    Changed his number to unluckiest number there is.

  10. intrafinesse says: Jun 7, 2017 4:13 PM

    >> And perhaps combined with changing from jersey number 17 to 13 will help him break out of his slump.

    Said no coach or player ever.

  11. eaglesw00t says: Jun 8, 2017 8:35 AM

    I remember years where we had receivers without a single drop in the preseason. Avant, Na Brown, etc. Mostly average receivers at best.

    Then you have Aghorrible here, who has to chart how many drops he has? In shorts and a tee shirt, they should be few and far enough between that you can use a post it note, not a whole dry erase board…

  12. mh0va says: Jun 8, 2017 11:28 AM

    No better way to get something out of your head than posting it on a whiteboard in your locker.

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