The Baylor football team was back out on the practice field this evening for their second workout of the spring.
The Bears now have a group of leaders that have grown up in Matt Rhule’s system, like quarterback Charlie Brewer.
Brewer ended the year with a bang, winning offensive MVP of the Texas Bowl in a win over Vanderbilt. Brewer accounted for 493 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. As he begins his third spring as the Bears signal caller, one area of focus will be improving his ability to throw the deep ball, to add another dimension to the Baylor offense.
“I think we’re always going to work with Charlie on his deep ball, and not just him also with our receivers on the timing of the deep ball,” Rhule said. “With Denzel Mims and Tyquan Thornton, Josh Fleeks and Chris Platt we need to be an elite deep ball team.”
Brewer knows there’s a lot that goes into completing those deep passes and he feels like they are making strides.
“It goes along with the protection stuff, being able to block that stuff up, so we can push the ball down the field,” he said. “All of that goes into it and I think we’re improving.”
Baylor will need to clean up their sack totals from last year, as they finished last in the Big 12 allowing three sacks per game.