Dorsett thinks Pats are OK at wide receiver
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Phillip Dorsett has a message for anyone who thinks the New England Patriots don't have enough talent at wide receiver with Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games of the season.
"I think we're ready to go," Dorsett said Thursday as his team gets ready for Sunday's opener against the Houston Texans.
"We've got a lot of guys, a lot of playmakers, not just in the receiving room, but in the running back room, the tight ends room.
Tommy Armstrong: He gets the start for Nebraska at quarterback and dodges a bullet on his first pass of the game, which bounces off the chest of Iowa linebacker Ben Niemann, who can’t corral the ball. Nebraska has to punt.
Riley McCarron: On Iowa’s subsequent drive, he catches a pass in the flat from Hawkeye quarterback C.J. Beathard, turns upfield and gains 15 yards for an early first down.
Iowa’s struggling receivers crippling Hawkeyes offense
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's offense has typically revolved around the idea that a strong line and interchangeable running backs will open up the passing game.
The Hawkeyes didn't expect its receivers to be so ineffective that their entire offensive identity would be compromised.
No. 17 Iowa relying on young receivers in 2016
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will typically play veterans he trusts over youngsters who might have more potential.
Ferentz won't have a choice but to lean on at least a few untested kids at wide receiver in 2016.
The 17th-ranked Hawkeyes will be led by one of the Big Ten's best in senior Matt VandeBerg, who caught 65 passes a year ago. After him, experience is slight.