Opposing coaches said Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders took the sack to boost his statistics, the report said

Opposing coaches said Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders took the sack to boost his statistics, the report said

 

On paper and in the game, Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders has been outstanding so far this season. The Buffaloes signal caller completed 74.8% of his passes, throwing 15 touchdown passes and two interceptions.

However, one Pac-12 assistant coach seems to believe that Sanders’ gaudy numbers aren’t quite what they seem.

“I think they want to increase Shedeur’s stats. He really holds the ball for a long time. I think he got fired because he didn’t want to affect his completion percentage,” a Pac-12 assistant coach who thinks Colorado “had some epiphany” told The Athletic in a piece newspaper is published THURSDAY.

Sanders was sacked 25 times in five games in 2023. The sacks he had dropped his rushing total to minus 43 yards on 49 attempts.

“He’s playing a little bit differently than he did at the beginning of the season. Before showing this, he was ready to enter and exit through the B gaps. Now he is retreating further,” the aide said.

Any change in Sanders’ playing style, regardless of his motivation, could coincide with the Buffaloes’ recent schedule becoming significantly more difficult. After opening with wins over TCU, Nebraska and Colorado State, Colorado lost back-to-back losses to Oregon and USC.

Sanders and the Buffaloes have a chance to right the ship on Saturday night, when Colorado visits Arizona State at 6 p.m.:
30 p.m. ET.

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