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Bishop Sankey: I don’t plan on fumbling being a problem


Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey has a shot to move ahead of veteran Shonn Greene into the top spot on the depth chart this summer as Greene dealt with knee problems, but he is at risk of fumbling it away.

Sankey has fumbled in each of the first two preseason games and displayed problems holding onto the ball in practice as well. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sankey needs to show more attention to details like footwork and exchanges with the quarterback because they are the root cause of the fumbles. Sankey appears to have taken the coach’s words to heart.

“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 “It seems like a small detail, 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 hard to think of a running back who made a fumbling problem part of their plan for an upcoming season, but, as Sankey pointed out, holding onto the ball wasn’t an issue for him at Washington. That doesn’t mean the demands of the professional game won’t be and Sankey’s expected rise to a prominent offensive role will take some time if the little things continue to trip him up.

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11 Responses to “Bishop Sankey: I don’t plan on fumbling being a problem”
  1. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 22, 2014 1:13 PM

    That would be a weird thing to plan for.

  2. bigbaldpapahawk says: Aug 22, 2014 1:27 PM

    Glad to see Sankey making a place for himself. #GoDawgs.

  3. rickeyp says: Aug 22, 2014 1:30 PM

    As opposed to all the RB’s out there that do plan on fumbling being a problem.

    Rookie backs fumble…

    and water is wet.

  4. scoops1 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:31 PM

    you better not… are one of my starting RBs

  5. fastrichie says: Aug 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    “I don’t plan on getting pulled over by the cops two hours after smoking pot.” – LeVeon Bell

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    “I’ll probably keep fumbling, but I don’t see it as a big problem…”.

  7. moderngenfootballfan says: Aug 22, 2014 2:09 PM

    Easier said than done, note steven ridley’s persistent fumbling, focus on security, followed by fumbling.

  8. jimmysee says: Aug 22, 2014 2:49 PM

    Well, we’re glad to hear that. OK sign him up.

  9. alonestartexan says: Aug 22, 2014 3:04 PM

    Go Dawgs?

  10. Ferdinand says: Aug 22, 2014 3:40 PM

    Like any player ever has said, “I plan to score 15 touchdowns this season, gain at least 1500 yds and fumble 7-10 times.”

  11. mrlaloosh says: Aug 22, 2014 4:04 PM

    The Bishop got crowned by Kenny Vacarro. That’s when he fumbled. THIS IS THE NFL! HOLD ON TO THE BALL!!!!!!

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