Catching the football is the most basic, yet most crucial part of playing wide receiver.
The Denver Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders is doing it as well as it can be done right now. He has not dropped a pass since their 2015 divisional playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, via Pro Football Focus and The Orange Page.
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Sanders has been outstanding since joining the Broncos in 2014. So far this season he has 36 catches for 413 yards and 3 touchdowns. In nearly 2 1/2 seasons in Denver, he has 213 catches for 2,952 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The Broncos offense looks to get back on track this week against the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. Sanders said earlier in the week to Sports Illustrated that he knows why their offense has gotten off track.
“First of all, we gotta be able to find ourselves a run game,” Sanders said to Sports Illustrated. “I’m not pointing the fingers at anybody; collectively, as an offense. Whoever and whatever it is, we have to fix that issue. It starts with the run game. We gotta be able to run the football.
“Teams are starting to play zone coverage, Cover-2. You gotta be able to run the football when they play us like that. They’re dropping back so deep into the curls, into the flat. They won’t even allow us to get behind them.”