Zac Taylor comments on Ja’Marr Chase’s drop issues

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Zac Taylor comments on Ja’Marr Chase’s drop issues
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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor doesn’t sound overly concerned about the drop issues that plagued fifth-overall pick Ja’Marr Chase on Friday night.

Speaking with reporters after the game, Taylor said it’s something the rookie will have to keep working on, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:

“We just have to keep working on it. It’s key our receivers do a great job focusing on catching the ball. He’s getting better every day in a lot of the other details that maybe go unnoticed. We’ll just keep looking improvement there.”

And veteran quarterback Brandon Allen put the blame on himself.

“It starts with me being more consistent,” Allen said, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, “throwing catchable balls.”

Chase had a trio of drops with the first-team offense against Washington Football Team — all three of them on third downs.

The rookie has been candid about his slow start to camp as he adapts to the game at the pro level after a year away from football. Typical details explain the drops too — he’s not used to working with Allen in the offense and the defense had good coverage.

No word on how much starters will actually play in the team’s preseason finale, but Chase’s drop issues are something all involved would like to have cleaned up by the season opener.

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