Earth to BYU receivers: "Play harder, get open, catch the ball, make first
downs."Next message: "Catch a pass and score touchdowns!"Duh.
Just catch the ball is the best way to focus first and then make some runs as
your second focus.
Jeff- This is an OK article, but the timing is interesting. You could have
writtent this article weeks ago. Nothing's changed over this amount of time to
make the receiving corps any worse. Also, the last time I read a DN article
about a receiver was about Ashworth and how his "one game" against Wyoming all
of a sudden shacked him out of his season-long funk. Let's go Cougs. Let' hope
for a big UNLV win and that Jacobson can have the game of his season!
Earth to BYU “True Freshman Jake Hypes": "Play harder, watch ALL
receivers, throw in front of them, throw beyond 5 yards, make first downs."Next message: "Tell Anae to turn the page!"Duh.
Good things happen when receivers catch the ball. Just sayin'.Oh, and one
of them is yards after catch. Touchdowns are a frequent byproduct of those 2
Understatement of the season, I guess they took the summer off.
Honestly, I think the receivers Jake was throwing to in the spring have been
replaced by aliens. There's no comparison with the bodies playing today and the
people who were recruited originally. As far as the tight end position it seems
like none of them act like they want to standout as someone who is capable of
playing college ball. One in particular has been a big liability since returning
from a mission. Maybe they need to give up their scholarship to someone who
Jacobson has been BYU's biggest disappointment this season, in my opinion. Fans
expected huge things from Jacobson.. Instead we've watched him run routes
half-heartedly and drop pass after pass after pass. It seems like he's got lead
feet and hands this year.
Rather than struggling could it be that they are just not that good? I thought
they would be better but they really have not shown improvement all season from
what I can see. Maybe they are just not that good.
BYU has been struggling this year? Really? Who knew?
Bowling at the wilkinson center is always an option after losing one or two of
the final four games.
The WRs have underachieved huge. With a freshman QB, freshman TEs, and the loss
of Harvey Unga, they are the veterans of the offense and haven't carried the
weight that they have needed to for the offense to be like it has been. Maybe
the O-line can pass protect better and should because they are veterans too, but
even with the times the WRs have had to get open they haven't been able too, and
they don't catch all kinds of passes that hit them in the hands. All
we can hope for now is still for their progress to get better and the chemistry
with the QB to get better. There needs to be 200 yards receiving from BYU's
offense each week, and the WRs need to be most of that. That's what I'm hoping
to see on Saturday.
This receiving corps has not just been sub-par, they have been awful. How can
all the receivers just drop pass after pass after pass? That is just bizarre,
and yeah, this far into the season, the QB is irrelevant; it's the receivers who
have failed, not the QBs.
Said it before, say it again: Heaps needs to learn some "touch" on the ball.
He reminds me of John Walsh. Great arm, but no touch. His receivers were
constantly dropping the ball to, but Edwards would never replace him. Don't
rocket a ball to a receiver if he is 5 yards or closer. Don't loft a softball
to receivers who are farther than 5 yards out! He seems to just have to
throwing speeds. All the accuracy in the world won't help if you don't have any
touch.That being said...to the receivers...shouldn't matter if he
throws a rocket or a softball. If you can touch it, you can catch it! If the rocket balls hurt, go practice catching bricks like Jerry Rice
used to do. Then it won't hurt your little hands so much.
Fred Vader, they weren't catching Nelson's passes either... This
group of receivers has singlehandedly stalled BYU's offense and forced us to
become a running team.They act as if they are afraid to go across
the middle or lay out for a ball.
@Dumpdrake: " it's the receivers who have failed, not the QBs."I'm going to have to throw the red flag on that one. The QB has been just as
awful, if not more awful, as the receivers. I don't understand why Heaps gets a
free pass when it comes to analyzing why BYU's passing game has performed so
poorly. Call it freshman inexperience, immaturity, or just plain not nearly as
talented as he is hyped up to be, he still makes too many poor decisions, locks
in on his primary receiver too much, scrambles very poorly, and has poor touch
on the ball.Yes the receivers drop the ball too much, but I think
the bigger problem with the receivers is their inability to get separation from
their defender. You don't have to be lighting fast to do that. Both Pitta and
Collie proved that.
Are we scouting the JC's for wide receivers and tight ends? If so, have we
found any that will be ready to contribute from game one, next season?If
not, why have we not been able to attract Junior College playes to BYU?Will all of our four star true freshmen be able to contribute from game one
starting next season?What is the prognosis for our team for next
"Dumpdrake: Quote:" it's the receivers who have failed, not the QBs."I'm going to have to throw the red flag on that one. The QB has been just as
awful, if not more awful, as the receivers."Wow Dumpdrake, Have we
been watching the same games? The games that I have watched had, on most part,
and with very few acceptions, balls that bounced off the chest of the receivers
or through the two hands of the receivers. How does that translate into the QB
as being awful??? Our QB passes were caught by high school receivers that took
their team to three straight State Championships. Why can't College men catch
his passes?Maybe there is emotional problems that keep them from
performing as well as they should. Maybe the opportunity for them to speak
their minds freely without consequence could give some insight to the problem
and once out of their system, perhaps they might be able to perform to their
potential. If not, recall the scholarships and find replacements.