Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Camp Thoughts

I apologize for the lack of daily updates on the spring camp this year. As always, the news and developments trickle in around this time of the year. Here are some brief thoughts on the first days:
  • If you gave me odds around -1000 now that Tino Sunseri was going to be the opening day starter I would call those a bit conservative. I think after all these Spring Camps with Wanny as head coach we can understand how he does position battles at QB. The job has been Tino's since before they even started practicing and the amount of snaps with the first team has proven that. Can we close the book on Bostick's career aspirations as a starting QB? Probably, but who knows what will happen over the course of a season.
  • Tight End is an interesting position battle that is going to have an impact on our style of offense. None of the tight ends we have on the roster are as good of blockers as Nate Byham or as good of pass receivers as Dorin Dickerson. What we do have is bodies with different skill sets. Mike Cruz seems like the obvious starter playing a similar game to Nate Byham but behind him is a bit of a mystery. Brock DeCicco is a smaller pass catching style tight end and Andrew Devlin, the UVA transfer, is similar to Cruz. As we saw last year having a playmaker at tight end is a big part of the offense.
  • The interesting place to keep an eye on defensively is cornerback. Saheed Imoru is a JUCO transfer who has been getting reps with the first team along with Antwuan Reed. Every time I've seen Reed play I've been a fan and he has had some success in practice covering Baldwin. I will continue the tradition here at The Cat Basket bringing up Buddy Jackson into every cornerback conversation, I'm really hoping he can see significant time on the field as a 3rd corner. Aundre Wright's move to corner is interesting but I'm really doubting that it amounts to him seeing the field on more than special teams.
We will be back throughout camp with some thoughts. It won't be daily but if anything big happens you can expect our thoughts.

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