Mailbag April 9: How Is Rotation Working With QBs, What Positions Need Depth?

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Q: Dez I  got  Two Questions: (1)Which QB  got the most reps with the first team in the scrimmages so far?(how are the rotating these guys, will each qb get a equal amount of reps with 2nd and 3rd string?) (2)At what positions do you think that the team needs more depth? – Dwayne, NY

A: If there’s a pattern to follow I think the coaches are the only ones that know it. Good luck. Last Saturday’s scrimmage was totally different from the first. It started out with eight scripted plays  on Saturday, Johnny McEntee ran the first set. The second eight? Mike Nebrich ran those. Then they ran two sets of four plays in which Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer got in those then all the quarterbacks worked with the first and second team lines against the first and second team defenses. Johnny McEntee came out first in the first scrimmage, too. Does this mean Johnny McEntee is your starter? Does it mean Michael Nebrich is No 2? No it doesn’t. All is saw that to mean is that they were the most familiar with the system and what the team was trying t accomplish with those scripted plays. Listen, I know you want to know who the starter is – and for some it’s simply so they criticize the coaches for who isn’t starter – but we can wait Dwayne. I said this last season, same this season. The coaches aren’t in any hurry to do this during the spring. There is no need. The need right now is to give every single one of them an opportunity to win the job and they’ll do that best by creating competition between them and raising the level of it. That’s how you’re going to get your best QB of the bunch. You’re not going to figure that out in two weeks, especially in April.  And the coaches aren’t going to come out and tell us so forget that one, too. Be patient and enjoy it for what’s it worth and try to go to the April 21 Spring Game and have a look for yourself. I think they need assure depth at defensive end.


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