Kentucky football and dropped passes go together like bourbon and more bourbon. Sadly, catching the football, which is a pretty big part of the game, has been a problem that has haunted UK’s offense over the last three or so years. How many times have we seen receivers drop balls that should’ve been caught? The answer: way too damn many.
This morning, Mark Stoops delivered the unfortunate news that the receivers’ hands weren’t much better during the first day of Fall Camp 2014. If he and his staff are going to find a starting quarterback in the coming weeks, they need the receiving corps to help out by catching the passes thrown their way.
“We need to continue to improve around the quarterback. Those guys need to step up and make the big catches,” Stoops said today. “I was a little disappointed that we dropped the ball a little bit today. We put the ball on the ground when we had some opportunities to make some plays. We’ve got to continue to push in that area.”
“I noticed some drops today that we can’t have,” he added.
Maybe we chalk it up to first day jitters today. I’m not sure Big Blue Nation can handle another season of inexcusable dropped passes.