Thursday, August 20, 2009

One Post, Two Sides of the Magic!

Mr. Jones and Me

First the offensive side of the ball where the big news from yesterday's practice was the injury to Ben Jones. Jones - a sophomore who started 9 games at center last season, walked off the field on crutches. Luckily x-rays were negative, but Jones was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. So he is officially listed as day to day.

Should the sprain linger into early September, Chris Davis could slide over from left guard to fill in at center. It's a position he's comfortable with from all of last year's shuffling. Another option would evidently be Chris Burnette, who has been working with the #2 unit according to Hale.

I know I've gone on record as saying this Burnette kid could avoid a redshirt. But I'm sure the thought of putting a true freshman over the ball..on the the season one Searels shudders at.

Martinez Not Backing Down...from Lilly??

According to THIS piece by the AJCs Jeff Schultz, Coach Willie is not backing down and is ready to coach on offense. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but he basically says Coach Lilly has it easy.

All kidding aside, Schultz does outline CWMs assessments of the three worst defensive embarassments in '09. If you want the short of it...poor tackling...bad weather...offensive turnovers...poor tackling...UGH!

In better news, Weiszer features Battle's performance through camp as potential good news for the upcoming campaign. AND Abry Jones may have practiced himself into the tackle rotation.

1 comment:

Mackie said...

“This is George Costanza; I’m calling for my test results. Negative? Oh, my God. WHY! WHY! WHY? What? What? Negative is good? Oh, yes, of course! How stupid of me. Thank you. Thank you very much.”