This seems to be the quote that receivers want to use these days. New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks said it a couple of weeks ago, by saying “I can’t throw it to myself” when he had ZERO catches in the Giants loss.
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes was asked a similar question recently and responded:
“I can’t throw it to myself and catch it, otherwise I would,” Holmes said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “I played 49 plays, and all I know is I had one catch. That’s all I can attest for. I just have to do my part, which is the position that I’m playing, which is primary X receiver, and a lot of times I get double-covered, taken out of plays, so the progression and the read from the quarterback have to go elsewhere.”
Is this a receiver thing or is this a New York thing?
“You [have] to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot [f---ing] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
I am thinking that the receivers are biting this line straight off of Gisele! How dare they!
So quarterbacks can’t throw it to themself. Wide relievers can’t throw it to themself. But both would like that to happen all the time. Sounds like a personal problem.
Tim Tebow just wishes that he could throw it to someone.