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Former LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase has had some issues with dropped passes in practice and preseason games with the Cinncinati Bengals.

This week, he explained whats going on. Per SDS:
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“The ball is different because it is bigger,” Chase said. “It doesn’t have the white stripes on the side so you can’t see the ball coming from the tip point so you actually have to look for the strings on the ball at the top, which is hard to see because whole ball is brown and you have the six strings that are white. But for the most part, just have to get used to it and find out what I am comfortable with catching.”

Chase also added that he’s not looking the ball into his hands the way he needs to:

“My drops come from me not looking the ball in. By looking the ball in I’m talking about high-pointing it and watching it and as soon as it hit you looking away,” Chase said. “Me running before the catch. Me doing stuff like that and dropping it. I did that a couple times.”
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Damn, you guys are sensitive. He was asked a question and he gave his honest answer about what is happening and what he needs to get more comfortable with. He's not bitching that the ball is too big, he's just stating that it is and he has to get used to it along with looking it in, etc. Our fans love to crap on our own and we wonder why some kids choose to go elsewhere.
Reply15 days
The coddling is impressive.
14 days
Bayou Bust
Reply15 days
Stop it
15 days
Stop it
15 days
Stop it
15 days
I've never heard any other receiver make this excuse. I have heard QBs talk about the bigger ball, but not receivers. Really lame excuse by Chase.
Reply15 days
Did his agent write that "excuse" script for him? That's some of the lamest crap I've ever read, but it's a first! It's the first time in my life I've heard a receiver cry about the NFL/College ball difference!
Reply15 days
You had all last year to train with NFL ball. Don’t ball as excuse. Your concentration isn’t where it needs to be. #brownballsmatter
Reply15 days
Wait, did you only catch college balls during your year off to prepare for…the NFL?
Reply16 days
Jamar will be fine. Why is our fan base so sad
Reply16 days
Haha Can’t catch an mfl ball Can you say BUST Will be an mfl afterthought in a couple of years…
Reply16 days
Wow , you’re such a miserable person lol
15 days
As a former baller myself, that's just nothing but a crock of shite by Chase. If you know how to catch a ball, you catch the damn ball despite the change in appearance. His mind is just not right- right now, and we all know why. Lol Get your young life straight, homie!
Reply16 days
1. Needs Humidity 2. The ball is different 3. He knew LSU people would be angry
Reply16 days
Quitter. All I have to say.
Reply16 days
He made a business decision. He would not of benefited at all playing for LSU last year , with that cluster frick of a season we had
15 days
@big he would have remembered how to catch a ball. And don't upvote yourself.
15 days
How many passes did he drop?
Reply16 days
Every one since joining the Bengals
16 days
Here is what he actually said… haha i never said it was hard to catch. they asked me what the difference was in the ball??. don’t change my words!!! But by all means continue bashing arguable the best receiver to ever play for LSU
Reply16 days
Ja'Marr sounds blind as frick...
Reply16 days
And you sound like a miserable ass
15 days
so when he quit playing football, he really quit playing football. no practice or nuthin.
Reply16 days
He is a quitter.
Reply16 days
He’s doing way more than you’ll ever do LOL
15 days
No sympathy. Sat out a year and got rusty. No excuses, man up, catch the ball. Justin didn't seen to have that issue. Odell didn't seem to have that issue catching that somebitch with 1 hand rookie season.
Reply16 days
He sat out so he could get aid early and frick around, knowing no matter what he'd be a top 10 pick. Let's not pretend it was anything else.
Reply16 days
Now are yall all convinced he's a punk arse quitter. He quits on his LSU team and uses excuses AS A PROFESSIONAL. I'm pretty sure if you put NFL balls into the jug machine, NFL balls will come out
Reply16 days
Guess he was using a college ball to train when he opted out. I mean that was the point right? Train for the NFL? One would assume you be would using, you know, things they use in the NFL, like the ball.
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