Helton on getting the ball to Carr and St. Brown: We're doing everything possible
During a 17-3 loss to Stanford, USC fans on Twitter and other social media outlets were asking why young stars like Stephen Carr and Amon-Ra St. Brown weren’t touching the football more.
It was a question worth asking. Stephen Carr only had 10 carries in the game, and he actually averaged 5.2 yards per carry. Despite that, he was given 8 less carries than Aca’Cedric Ware. The other super young superstar, Amon-Ra St. Brown, only had 2 catches for 39 yards. That’s a stark contrast to his 7 catch, 98 yard debut which featured a touchdown.
It seemed a bit odd that in a game where offense was needly badly, Carr and St. Brown would only touch the ball 12 times. Helton addressed the issue after the game.
“We saw Stephen (Carr), we worked just like we did the first game, mixing in all three tailbacks effectively,” Helton said during the postgame presser. “Stephen, I thought did a really nice job tonight. Amon-Ra (St. Brown), we actually had a special package for Amon-Ra tonight. Not only is he playing outside receiver but slot receiver now. So we’re trying to do everything possible to get it in our play makers hands. Stephen and Amon-Ra are two of our better our better playmakers. We’ll continue to try to find ways to get them the ball.”
It would help if that happened sooner rather than later. USC travels to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns next weekend (5PM PST, FOX).