I’m ready for some football
Published: Thursday, August 14th, 2014
I can’t tell you how giddy I was to watch the Hall of Fame Game when it was played last week in Canton, Ohio. Even though football is pretty much a year-around event anymore with the draft, combine, OTAs, etc., the first preseason game truly signals to me that football season is upon us. Six months after the Seattle Seahawks raised the Lombardi Trophy, it’s NFL time again, and Iâ��couldn’t be happier.
And it’s not just the NFLâ��that is getting things underway. All across the nation, college teams are beginning their fall camps and high school teams are beginning as well. It’s the time of year when every team is filled with hope, thinking it’s a contender for its respective championship. Yes, even my Oakland Raiders have hope in early August.
Locally, there are lots of questions people are asking about Custer’s prospects. I get asked frequently (as I do with all the sports teams here), “How do you think they are going to do this year?” Iâ��certainly believe the team will be solid again this year, but there is a glaring question that needs to be addressed—who is going to play quarterback?
I have asked that question to three of the coaches on the team and a couple of the returning players. There hasn’t been a consensus, and I know the team has tried a few players in that role during summer activities.
One thing is certain—the team will need to find a capable player to fill the role the departed Chase Glazier filled for three years, even if it’s just to take snaps and hand the ball off. Iâ��expect Custer to run, run and run some more, considering the athletes they return at running back, the size they have on the line and the lack of experience they will have at quarterback. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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