With all rookie quarterbacks yet to be named starter, Bishop Sankey has a chance to be the most influential rookie of the year.
If it wasn’t for that darn fumbling problem. Sankey has fumbled the ball in each of his first two preseason games. He lost seven fumbles in his 687 career touches with the University of Washington, during which he accounted 3,962 yards and 36 touchdowns from scrimmage.
“You definitely can’t put the ball on the ground. I want to do everything right assignment-wise, execution-wise. That’s really my main focus each and every game, to help the team win,” Sankey said, via 247Sports.com. “It seems like a small details, but it’s something you’ve got to do right each and every time. It wasn’t an issue for me in college, and I don’t plan on it being an issue for me now.”
It’s getting ugly quickly for Sankey, who should be surpassing veteran running back Shonn Greene on the depth chart with ease. But those “small details” are of paramount importance.
“He needs to get as many reps as he can from the standpoint of what he has to do. Protections, and then obviously with putting the ball on the ground, those are things (he needs to work on),” Whisenhunt said. “He’s not a fumbler, he was not that in college. It’s technique things, it’s footwork things where he hasn’t gotten a lot of reps at those, and that can mess with you when you’re trying to think about your footwork and not focusing on some of your other things.”