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    Question on Wide Receivers

    How do you get them to catch the ball? Seriously do we have any coaches out there that have drills that would help these guys out. We drop more balls a year then any team I have seen. It's every year to. Not just this year. How do we get them to start catching the ball. It's pretty much there only job other than running down field and blocking.


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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    We need the drill where they have to catch tennis balls out of the machine being fired at them. Leach had pretty good success with it.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    If you can catch a wrench, you can catch a ball.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    They need to practice catching balls in the freezer at the local butcher shop.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    You've got to catch the ball with your hands. If you let it come into your chest, like West did, a lot of the time its going to bounce off your pads and drop to the ground.


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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    It costs us the games to. If we catch the ball the drive continues and we could have scored a touchdown on the west drop. It's so frustrating. Every time we get a recruit at receiver we get all excited because of the size and speed. Maybe nobody else was recruiting them because the kid can't catch either.


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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    We have to have the worst WR corps in the BCS. Until I see proof otherwise, I will believe that.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    We have to have the worst WR corps in the BCS. Until I see proof otherwise, I will believe that.
    The proof you seek will be on display during the next game held at Kinnick.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    We have to have the worst WR corps in the BCS. Until I see proof otherwise, I will believe that.
    Where is Sedrick Johnson when we need him.


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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    There is no question on WRs, they don't catch the ball well. Every game there are 3 & 4 receivers on the other team that catch the ball better. I do have to say the RBs are catching well. They have made some tough catches on low balls especially.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    I hate watching receivers let the ball his their chest. Ugh. Catch it with your hands.




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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    We have to have the worst WR corps in the BCS. Until I see proof otherwise, I will believe that.
    Lol srsly?



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    All drops are huge, but with this group even more so. Given we already incur the opportunity cost of an overall lack of play-making from the group, we really need them to make the routine plays.

    The frustrating thing is if you look at each individual, they all have their moments. West and Lenz (when healthy) make plays. Horne and Bundrage too. IMO, the problem is a synergy effect due to a lack of that #1, All-Big 12 type WR... rather than all these guys do not cut it as Big 12 players.



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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    Should be no different than RBs- you put the ball on the ground you sit. I think Horne should be limited to special teams. Just dropped to many to not let the other guys get the chances. We've got five other guys who can carry the load.


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    Re: Question on Wide Receivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    It costs us the games to. If we catch the ball the drive continues and we could have scored a touchdown on the west drop. It's so frustrating. Every time we get a recruit at receiver we get all excited because of the size and speed. Maybe nobody else was recruiting them because the kid can't catch either.
    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    We have to have the worst WR corps in the BCS. Until I see proof otherwise, I will believe that.
    I don't 'like' either of these ideas, but I agree with both. There's something to the idea that our receivers just can't catch the ball, and that's kind of an important part of being a receiver.


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