Friday, August 16, 2013

Kenny Stills Trying to Improve Performance After NFL Debut

Former Oklahoma receiver and Saints rookie Kenny Stills Jr. has already earned enough respect from Sean Payton to see some first-team snaps, and enough trust from Drew Brees to see some deep passes come his way.

If he can earn a few compliments from his father, a former NFL safety, then he'll know he's really getting somewhere.

Stills talks with his father a couple times a week, and when they spoke after the rookie's preseason debut against Kansas City, the focus wasn't on his leaping 22-yard catch or the pass-interference penalty he drew by outracing his defender deep down field.

It was on a deep pass from Brees that he dropped.

"He wasn't very pleased with my performance," Stills said of his father. "That's just him being tough on me and I wasn't very pleased with it, either, so you can see where that comes from."

The elder Kenny Stills told his son that "it's unacceptable to drop a ball and I'm lucky I still have a few more opportunities to continue to prove myself — and make sure I'm catching everything," the younger Stills recalled.(Shreveport Times)

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