In training camp, pass catchers pick up a lot of passes from their quarterbacks. They also grab it from a machine that has one purpose. To simulate throwing a pass.
But there is a caveat when it comes to using the Jugs machine, in the opinion of Rams coach Sean McVay.
“If they’re working in pitchers, I’d like to see them move because you don’t pick up many flats,” McVeigh told reporters on Saturday. “So we need to work at the top of the tracks. So if you see them on the pitcher, say, ‘Hey, make sure we’re working at the top of the track.’ Tell them that the next time you see them on the jug.”
Logical. Rarely is a player standing still, Waiting for the ball to arrive. There is movement, or at least anticipation of movement once the ball gets there.
This is the difference between hard work and smart work. Standing still and catching balls that hit their way doesn’t make a guy better at catching balls in games. Simulate the final movement at the top of the road before focusing on doing the catch.
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