Receivers Still Looking For Consistency

Receivers Still Looking For Consistency

The receiver position was an area of excitement for Golden Eagle fans heading into the season. The size of guys like Dom Sullivan and Chris Briggs combined with the quickness of senior receiver Tracy Lampley had Golden Eagle fans very excited to see what this group could do. It has been a tough stretch for the receivers thus far, but receivers coach Broderick Fobbs says they can get back on track.

Coach Fobbs said the week of practice has gone well for the receivers, despite a few injuries. "Practice has gone good. We're getting in a good rhythm passing wise," Coach Fobbs said.

"The injury bug kind of bit us a little bit, but we've shuffled some guys around and everyone seems to be getting comfortable in their spots."

Despite the loss on Saturday, Coach Fobbs believes the receivers are headed in the right direction.

"We did show some improvements," the Golden Eagle coach said. "We are taking steps in the right direction with the passing game, and hopefully we can grow from that."

Coach Fobbs said the vertical passing game is a work in progress, and he expects things to improve over time in that area.

"What a lot of people are forgetting is that we have a lot of young guys on offense," the coach said.

"They really haven't had a chance to work and gel together, so it's kind of tough. It's just going to take some time to work through the kinks, but once these guys have worked together for awhile they'll be fine."

With that said, Coach Fobbs believes the group is improving, and that they are getting close to where they need to be. "I think we're getting there and we're starting to get some confidence," Coach Fobbs said.

The Golden Eagle coach discussed a couple of key things that he thinks will help the receivers improve.

"We've just got to hold on the the football and improve in the red zone," Coach Fobbs said.

"We haven't had to many problems moving it from 20 to 20, we just need to improve in the red zone."

Coach Fobbs talked about the duo of Dom Sullivan and Chris Briggs, and the potential they could have as outside receivers.

"Chris [Briggs] is coming off of injury, so he's just been working on getting his legs back the past couple of weeks," he said.

"I do think there is a potential for them to both be good outside guys. It's just a matter of putting it all together."

One of the biggest question marks for the receivers so far this season has been the lack of touches for senior receiver Tracy Lampley. "He's been beat up some lately, so that has had a lot to do with it," Coach Fobbs said.

"It also has to do with situations. There's a lot that has to happen right for the ball to end up in his hands. The center has to snap, the quarterback has to catch and make the right read, he has to throw it, and the receiver has to catch it, so there's a lot that has to happen. We're doing everything in our power to get the ball in his hands."

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