Ken Whisenhunt: Attention to detail key for Bishop Sankey

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    On his sixth and final rushing attempt of the Titans’ exhibition loss at New Orleans on Friday, a handoff bounced off of rookie tailback Bishop Sankey and fell to the ground, where it was recovered by the defense.

    The fumble was an unfortunate bookend to an otherwise promising night for Sankey, the Titans’ second-round pick from Washington. On his previous three carries, he had rushed for 13, 7 and 11 yards, respectively. On the final of those rushes, the 5-foot-10, 209-pound tailback finished with NFL-caliber power, lowering his shoulder and driving forward for extra yardage.

    It’s clear Sankey has the run skills to play early and perhaps often for Tennessee, especially with veteran Shonn Greene again dealing with knee issues. But as Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt noted Sunday, the first-year tailback has some things to tighten up in his game.

    “I’m impressed with a lot of the things about Bishop, but he’s a rookie, and a lot of things that are causing these problems are things that he needs time with and he’s got to get better at — whether it’s footwork, whether it’s how he’s taking the balls on handoffs, understanding the protections,” Whisenhunt said, according to John Glennon of the Nashville Tennessean.

    According to Glennon, Sankey has to run laps around the club’s practice field after he fumbles, and that’s an occurrence that “has become too common for the team’s liking,” the Tennessean reporter noted.

    With two preseason games and 20 days until the Titans’ regular season opener, Sankey has time to prove he’s ready for the big role that’s there for the taking in the Tennessee backfield. Now, it’s on him to earn it. The good news? The talent is there.



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    I'm more worried about our defense allowing a backup QB drive down the field and score on the opening drive two games in a row!
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    In time he will loosen up and not have these mistakes. RB is the easiest position for a rookie to contribute at.
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    LOL I liked this comment on the article...

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    Classic berman
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    And yet ppl like you say the VY and CJ nutswingers are the ones always bringing these guys up.....The haters are in denial.
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    I make an observation on his fumbles in college and I am a hater?

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    No you brought him up is my problem here.
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