Posted April 2nd, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Some quick and random notes on yesterday’s spring game. I’ll have some general thoughts on the game and on the two young quaterbacks’ performances soon.

  • Jermichael Finley is a hoss. He dwarfs Jordan Shipley in the huddle.
  • Odd seeing a linebacker wearing #1. Former WR Tyrell Gatewood looks pretty good over there on defense but needs to layoff the QB.
  • Speaking of laying off the QB, Colt McCoy doesn’t seem to be too fond of contact. Even though they weren’t really full contact yesterday, he looked shook up after every hit.
  • Shipley needs a black jersey, I wince everytime he’s hit. He went down for a bit late in the scrimmage, the entire crowd held their breath for a minute or two while he was down.
  • Jevan Snead may not look as smooth running the ball as Vince was, but he’s no slouch. Aaron Lewis (#95) completely bit on a zone read and let Snead run untouched to the end zone.
  • Good to see Rod Wright and Jon Scott and some of the other guys hanging around the sidelines.
  • Reverses suck. Scrimmage situation probably not best for the misdirection stuff. Limas Sweed probably isn’t the person to be running them either.
  • Colt needs to fix his shoulder pads.
  • Billy Pittman tore his ACL in the Rose Bowl, I seriously doubt he’d be playing even if this was a real game.
  • Nate Jones looking good. He disappeared for most of last year.
  • Tarell Brown giving tips to Jamaal Charles.
  • Neale Tweedie has good hands, I think we’ll see a decent amount of two tight end sets and sets with Finley in the slot.
  • Great kickoffs from Greg Johnson.
  • Snead needs to work on his footwork and get his feet under him before he throws. Also needs to make sure he doesn’t try to force it into his favorite receiver (Finley).
  • Henry Melton wore an orange jersey over his white one, actually looked pretty cool with the white sleeves showing underneath. Now we need to try orange pants!
  • How long has Matt Melton been on this team? Seems like he’s in his 7th of 8th year.
  • The I-formation with H. Melton behind Chris Ogbonnaya looks so backwards. Melton is like twice his size. Ogbonnaya got blown up by Chris Brown pretty bad.
  • John Rhadigan is a bit of a moron. Does he not know football at all? What’s Craig Way doing tonight? Baseball?
  • The second team offense looked to be picking on the walk-ons that were out there for the second team D a little. Several passes in a row in front of the walk-on corner.
  • Ryan Palmer has the wheels to be a kick off returner, but he made a really bad decision to pick up a bouncing football and kicked it and was lucky to recover it.
  • Speaking of kick returns, Aaron Ross returned a punt for the game’s mandatory kick return TD. There’s at least one every year.

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  1. reply to  #1


    Finley was pretty ridiculous in that game. Looks like he is going to be a nice weapon to have on offense. And Melton wore the orange jersey because he was playing defense too, right?

  2. reply to  #2


    I have officially changed my name to Jermatthew.

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