Trouble looms in signing Thomas
Sunday, June 24, 2007Mary Kay CabotPlain Dealer Reporter
- I think she's hyping the state of the Joe Tomas situation personally. We'll see. I don't see any particular red flags....
Savage said the quarterback competition should be a two-man race by the end of the first preseason game, Aug. 11.
"It should be whittled down by then through holdout, injury or performance," said Savage. "We have enough reps to get two quarterbacks ready, but not three or four."
Savage said Charlie Frye's experience would've put him ahead at this point if not for the new offense. "It's leveled the playing field and Charlie's not the prettiest practice player," said Savage. "But when the games get under way, he seems to rise to the occasion."
He said Derek Anderson looked better in minicamp be- cause of his height and strong arm. There is some sentiment in the organization that if the season began today, Anderson would be the starter. But Frye can win the job with stellar preseason games.
"The wild card is Brady Quinn," said Savage. "If he's there at the beginning, he'll be right in the mix."
Savage said Quinn can win the job if he gets in on time.
"He's a quick learner and he showed improvement from his first day out there," said Savage. "People keep harping on his three interceptions in the first practice, but he's come a long way."
The PD is really out there in the DA camp, isn't it? Both Grossi and Mary Kay are all over the QB race with DA out front.
what is so important about 7 / 1 ? Is this just LCB pushing the team back & back? Are there real medical milestones the program is working? Hmm...
Savage said coach Romeo Crennel spoke recently with LeCharles Bentley "and he feels pretty good with where he is right now," said Savage. "After July 1, we'll know a little more about where that stands."
Meanwhile, Baxter continues to work miracles. Gonna be nice depth is we hit troubles like last year:
Savage said he's been amazed by Gary Baxter's progress and wouldn't be surprised if he plays this season.
"Maybe he'll start the season on [the physically unable to perform list] and then be able to play six weeks into the season," said Savage.
Savage said it's possible Baxter could play nickel back or safety. "Gary does have the versatility to do any of those things," said Savage. "If he can make it back, I think he can help us in some way, shape or form."
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