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Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher Explains Why The Taller Receivers Aren't Playing

Florida State has a number of 6-foot-3 or taller receivers on the roster, but none are getting playing time in the red zone.

The Florida State offense has really struggled in the red zone this season. The Seminoles have scored touchdowns on just 7 of the last 19 red zone attempts. 

One of the main issues that Florida State is having is that they are playing three receivers under 6-foot-1 while there are three 6-foot-3 or taller receivers on the sideline. Head coach Jimbo Fisher was adamant about why those three were not playing.

"Well, if they were ready, don't you think they'd be playing?" Fisher asked. "We tried to actually hit Auden Tate-- he broke his toe. He broke his toe in practice or something the week before. So you lost that and the other guys are all inexperienced guys. They're tight ends and all those things. I promise you those will be the guys. There is no magical dust or magical player or magical formula. It's what we've done. Last year we didn't have big guys. We were very good in the red zone. It's just about executing what we're doing."

Florida State had Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston and the most productive wide receiver in Florida State history, Rashad Greene, last year, which made red zone attempts a little easier. It's clear that something needs to change, but it doesn't look like it's going to be the wide receiver personnel until coach Fisher thinks they're ready.

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