Take your critics with a grain of salt and a sense of humor.
That’s the approach young Raiders’ wide receiver Hunter Renfrow took on Twitter on Thursday.
Here’s a good find by our friend, Cyril Penn.
Love that Hunter Renfrow liked this tweet— Cyril Zackary Penn IV (@cyrilpenn4) March 26, 2020
He knows this dude has like a 3 percent hit rate on his takes https://t.co/Y2IKqasUN1
Yes, Renfrow, who is entering his second season with the Raiders, indeed was among those who hit the “like” button on the tweet showing him dropping several passes as a rookie.
It began when NFL analyst Cian Fahey tweeted this after the Raiders signed Nelson Agholor:
The Raiders drafted Hunter Renfrow, traded for Zay Jones and signed Nelson Agholor. Mayock and Gruden not only don't care about drops, they seemingly value them.— Cian (@Cianaf) March 25, 2020
Apparently, Fahey got a lot of blowback from fans saying Renfrow didn’t have a drop problem. So, Fahey went to the tape.
Renfrow saw it and was clearly amused.
Good for Renfrow. Face criticism head on. Who cares?
Renfrow knows he needs to improve in this area and he surely will. The fifth-round pick from Clemson showed steady improvement last season ended up with 49 receptions.
I expect him to take big strides in his second season. And, clearly, he is keeping his focus.