Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Early Tuesday notes from Edsall

A few early notes from today's press conference with coach Edsall...plenty of good stuff. Check back later today for more, including player interviews.
  • One more change to the depth chart. Dwayne Difton has passed Isiah Moore, and will start at wide receiver against Buffalo.

  • Cody Endres and Erik Kuraczea are off suspension, and back on the depth chart. They were allowed to work out with the strength and conditioning coaches during the suspension on their own, but all team functions (weight sessions, meetings, practices) were off limits. "They can stay in top physical shape (on suspension), but there's also football shape. We'll see what kind of football shape they're in." Edsall said Endres looked "rusty" throwing the ball in Sunday's no-pads practice.

  • Asked if Endres worked out with any of the receivers on his own over the last month, Edsall hinted it was unlikely, at least with any of the starters. "I don't think they were too concerned with helping Cody after he did what he did," Edsall said.

  • Listening to Edsall, I expect Frazer will start against Buffalo. "There were throws that could have been better," Edsall said. "It's not mechanics. It's just reads and making the throws." Unless Endres really wows at practice this week, Frazer is still the guy.

  • The decision to take Todman off kickoff returns was made because Edsall wants to spare him more hits. ."He's too valuable to have out there on kickoffs. Plus, we have confidence in Mike Lang. I just felt it was prudent to take him off that and not expose him to unnecessary hits to his body."

  • Edsall wasn't happy with his player's quotes following the Temple loss, particularly with regard to being demoralized after the Todman fumble that resulted in the go-ahead touchdown. "Demoralized? There's still time on the clock to score another touchdown," Edsall said. "That's bull crap. That's a cop-out."

More to come soon...


Anonymous Tommytwotimez said...

The Huskies need someone better than Frye on kickoffs. I keep hearing he has speed but he runs STRAIGHT into the the other team's tackler. Speed don't mean crap on special teams if you can't cut, juke and accelerate immediately. Maybe Frye is fast in the open field but good kickoff men create most of their big gains. How about the kid Kinnard or Difton on kickoffs? And is Difton going to really play this week? Didn't coach Secret say he was going to play last week?

September 21, 2010 7:29 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

How you doin', Tommy
How you doin'

I agree, Frey had a rough day returning against Temple.

Not sure I agree about the juke, though. That's better served on punt returns when you've got tacklers on top of you. Kickoffs you want to be hitting the seam at full speed to break one off. Juking only slows you down. That's the kind of runner Frey is...he's more of a straight line runner, but when he's on he finds that seam quick.

Lang should be a nice complement on the KOR team with Frey.

September 21, 2010 9:54 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

And Difton will start. Whether they throw to him is another question.

September 21, 2010 9:55 PM 

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