Thursday, September 22, 2016
Drew: Receivers need to get open faster, coaches say
Detmer: "We haven't gotten a lot of separation against man coverage at times, and so in turn the quarterback holds the ball a little bit, which makes it looks like our line is not really protecting. We feel like the guys who are going to be in there [on the offensive line] will go in and play well and execute. The focus isn't on, 'We gotta protect for five or six seconds.' We still need to get open and sharpen our routes, and be able to throw things on time as well. So I think when people watch the game, they feel like, argh, we aren't getting protection. But our protection hasn't been terrible. It has been good enough for us to be able to get the ball out on time if we are doing what we are supposed to."