drop pass


Definition of drop pass

: a pass in ice hockey in which the passer skates past the puck leaving it for a teammate following close behind

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Penalties and dropped passes kept the Patriots from finding a rhythm, and a run-heavy attack by Adams and junior running back Michael Shirley (138 yards in 11 carries with three touchdowns) kept the Birmingham offense off the field. Jack Dorfman, Los Angeles Times, "Crespi routs Birmingham to improve to 2-0 behind quarterback Blake Adams," 31 Aug. 2019 Jennings has played well enough to earn a spot, while Ferguson was largely invisible against the Chargers after a miserable performance - a fumble and dropped pass - against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. oregonlive.com, "Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection for the 2019 season," 28 Aug. 2019 Furthermore, neither he nor Kitchens has time for mental mistakes, and there were far too many on Wednesday in situational football such as the two-minute drill: dropped passes, missed blocks, missed field goals and errant routes. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Baker Mayfield practicing with urgency to get his chemistry down with Odell Beckham Jr. and others as season approaches: Mary Kay Cabot," 31 July 2019 The sequence came after Rosen had already connected on a long pass to receiver Trenton Irwin toward the left sideline, and saw receiver Jakeem Grant and Preston Williams drop passes thrown their way by Rosen. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins training camp Day 3: Josh Rosen’s stock rises while Ryan Fitzpatrick’s falls, and other observations," 27 July 2019 Some of last year’s issues appear fixable, such as empty red-zone trips and dropped passes. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "At SEC media days, Will Muschamp says this is his best football team yet at South Carolina," 17 July 2019 This was while dealing with 32 dropped passes (fourth-most in the NFL). Matt Gajewski, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Wide Receiver Position Primer," 8 Aug. 2019 The Ducks had 52 dropped passes last year (four per game) and must greatly reduce that number without their top receiver from ’18, Dillon Mitchell. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Pac-12 training camp: North division preview," 1 Aug. 2019 Dropped/batted passes: In just the final period of 11-on-11, WRs Trinity Benson and Fred Brown dropped passes and DE Adam Gotsis and NT Billy Winn batted down passes. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos training camp rewind, Day 6: WR Emmanuel Sanders debuts in 7-on-7 drills," 24 July 2019

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drop pass

ice hockey : a pass in which a player stops the puck and skates past it in order to leave it for another player who is close behind

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