Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Headlines: Notes from Football Scrimmage

Brian: Here are the notes from this past weekend's first intrasquad football scrimmage. Let's get to what most Eagle fans find most interesting this early - the quarterback competition. The lines:

Dominique DavisRS So.9226403
Justin TuggleRS Fr.9118711
Codi BoekSo.7146100
Alexander AtiyehRS Fr.112610

So Jeff, what, if anything, can we surmise from this past weekend's action?

Jeff: Davis is going to be Tuggle's backup this season and Eagle's fans will be extremely happy when Spaz makes that announcement. There is no surprise there. We saw in the ACC Championship game and Davis had weeks and weeks of practice as the #1 quarterback and went up against a great Eagles defense in those practices that Davis just does not quite have what it takes to be a great Division I-A QB. Tuggle might not either but Davis had his chance to prove himself at the end of last year and fell short. This year Tuggle should and probably will be given the benefit of the doubt going into the first game.

Brian: I realize that this is only one scrimmage but I tend to agree with you. The offense usually struggles against the defense in the spring, but Davis' line is pretty ugly. We should at least be encouraged by the defense as Mark Herzlich took one of Davis' INTs back 43 yards to the house.


Raj said...

i think herzlich was playing harder against davis, just so he assured tuggle the starting position. I dont think he could sit on the sideline and see davis give away games anymore.

BCMike said...

Well, we know the answer isn't Davis. Whether or not it's Tuggle is something we'll find out this year.

Big Jack Krack said...

I'm late with this but Mr. Davis might well be third string before this is over. Nothing personal against the young man - but he's not our answer.

Let's get on with it, Coach Spaz.

Brian said...

Big Jack - I agree with you. I don't think Davis is the answer. Although I said the same about Chris Crane at the beginning of last season and he got us pretty far.

I think we just need a serviceable QB that will limit the mistakes and we should be OK.