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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Why are West Virginia receivers dropping passes?

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Repeated mistakes have been a contributing factor to the frustration that West Virginia football fans are feeling. One of those issues that has been recurring is dropped passes from the wide receivers.

Is the quarterback the reason for the drops? Absolutely not. The Mountaineers have a great passer now with JT Daniels. The redshirt junior is an accurate passer that protects the ball.

Is inexperience causing the dropped passes? Probably not. Sam James and Bryce Ford-Wheaton are veteran receivers at this point in their careers. Kaden Prather and Reese Smith are growing into bigger roles, but they still have some experience.

Head coach Neal Brown says that the drops are the result of “just straight fundamental issues,” which has to bring some concern about the development of these wide receivers. Brown has also cited bad habits as an issue for the receivers.


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