Re: BYU receivers still dropping balls.
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:12 am
yep, 15 could have been a special year. It was obvious to me from the Nebraska game that Hill was dialed in to those guys. Combined with his running ability, we may have even won the Michigan game.BroncoBot wrote:BYU football and T. Hill's injury in 2015 was very unfortunate. Sure, Mangum stepped in and did, for the most part, a stellar job in getting the Ws that BYU needed that year. The receivers he had definitely helped him out. But I think Hill, with the receivers on that team, could have got a lot of NFL attention. Hill returned in 2016 to some of the worst receiver play I can remember at BYU. Lots of drops, soft receivers, giving up on routes, etc.frdbtr wrote:I 100% agree. If we had had the 15 receivers in 16, we beat Utah easily and probably only have a 1 loss season, if not go undefeated. If we only had 1 guy as physical as Austin collie was in our receiver corps last year, we win games that we would have lost. If we had had 2 guys like K.O. and McGuire from the 96 team, we go undefeated last year. watching the football game replays on BYUtvsports.com it is unbelievable to me how soft our guys were last year. Very frustrating.Gunk wrote:Don't forget all the turnovers we caused.frdbtr wrote:I'm still hoping. The way Detmer is talking, it sounds like they are trying to address the issues. This team has a ton of potential with the talent they have in Tanner, but that talent will be wasted if guys are letting balls bounce off their facemasks like Moroni LP did in the bowl game last year with his pristine white uniform at the end of the game. It is going to take some physical receiver play to beat utah and that is why BYU has struggled with the utes for the last 10 years. The last time we beat them, we had guys like Pitta and George and some receivers that actually looked like they wanted the ball more than the defense and it still took over time. The marshmallows we have had the last few years don't have a chance. The only reason we had a chance last year was because of guys like Williams and THill and it wasn't enough.
Last year should have been blowout if our receivers were any good.
Edit: reading between the lines in the interviews from fall camp has me believing that the receivers are not going to have improved a lot this year. The DB's are saying that they are frustrating the receivers with bump coverage which to me is not a good sign, it means the receivers get frustrated with physical play. The receivers should be initiating the physical play not getting frustrated by it. I hope I am wrong.