Receivers working the tennis ball drill
Since the summer, the wide receivers have caught hundreds of balls each day after workouts or practice to correct a rampant problem from last year: drops.
But not necessarily footballs.
Instead, the receivers have brought out the tennis ball machine.
“Hurts your hands,” Broyles said. “You get hit in the throat, the lip trying to catch those balls coming out of that thing.”
Broyles said the receivers have caught about 3,500 tennis balls so far, and get the drill in before and after practice.
“We used to be the first group out,” Broyles said. “Now, we’re out there with the defensive line,” a unit that notoriously stays out late to get in extra work with line coach Jackie Shipp.
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