bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the spring game?
DeWayne Walker: I thought it went pretty well. I thought the offense made the most strides because Doug was putting in a new offense and really simplified it for our kids to really jump all over it. With our quarterback play, I think our quarterback is going to make us better. Moving some guys around, moving Kenny Turner to slot receiver and Robert Clay being the lead back. I really believe we have some pretty good experience coming back on the offensive line. I think Taveon Rogers is probably the most valuable player on the offensive side of the ball. I think we're really headed in the right direction offensively.
We've got a couple more players coming in, Jeremy Morrison at running back. We'll have at least five offensive linemen back including [Mike] Grady who didn't participate in spring ball. We've got some young tight ends and a couple more receivers coming in. There's help on the way.
Defensively I thought we started off a little slow. Coach Lindsey is implementing a new defense for the most part. We're still going to play some of the same schemes but we wanted to experiment with some other schemes. By the end of spring I thought we started to create an identity defensively. I thought our defensive line was probably the most valuable group on defense which we need them to be the strength. Secondary-wise this is probably going to be the first year that we're going to have quality depth. Linebacker-wise, hopefully with Boyblue and B.J. Adolpho, they'll continue to improve.
We're going to have two defensive tackles coming in in July, one of them being Tommy Stuart because he didn't play in spring because of injury and then Sean Brown, another defensive end. [Alexander] LaVoy, we're hoping he can push for a starting position at linebacker. Then we have two JC corners that we think are going to come in and push for playing time.
We feel good in terms of where we are. We have a long way to go and obviously we really want to turn the corner this year. We're pretty excited about this season and hopefully when we put the whole team together we'll have a more competitive football team. Continue Reading This Post >>