SPRING PRACTICE

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  • #19137
    RichH
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    Shaf had his WTF plays last year. As Andy noted he was rerrible at time and great at other times. The key is making quick and correct reads,not the strength of his arm.Lum could and did great even w/o a cannon.
    O has its share of adjustments to make,ie,RB, but with everyone healthy,we could be very good. D has been bad the last 2-3yrs. There are some pieces there to build on.Botts and staff need to coach this bunch into a unit. If we can get even just a moderately competent unit,we will have a winning season.

    #19138

    holyloch61
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    Rich I did not mean to say SHAF had an error free year nor did I give him all the credit when LEHIGH played a good game ,but LEHIGH did score 27 points against 2 of the BEST TEAMS in the EAST . NEW HAMP. and FORDHAM ,so I do think SHAF had a lot more good plays than he had bad plays . As I think he was last year a 19 year old SOPH. not some 5th or 6th year 23 or 24 year old QB ,I believe he did very well with the little OFFENSIVE talent that LEHIGH had last year .

    #19139

    lfnadmin
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    I think in all 11 games last season Shaf showed his best and worst. He’d show 4 or 5 MVP-caliber plays that reminded you why he was so highly prized out of HS. He’d sell a play-action perfectly and float a perfect ball for a TD, or go through the progressions and take off for a 20 yard gain. At his best he reminds me a lot of a FCS HOF QB – UNH’s Ricky Santos.

    Having said that, since he’s a kid and still developing, he’d also usually make a WTF play or two a game, too – initiating contact with an LB on a run with his throwing shoulder, forcing the pass that shouldn’t be forced, uncorking it deep when his arm can’t deliver it. This is in no way unique to sophomore Lehigh QBs over the years.

    Overall about Shaf my big concern is the healing of his arm. I would really like to see a season with him fully healthy. We haven’t seen that. I don’t think he was even fully healthy his freshman season.

    #19141
    RichH
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    Tears likely from baseball in HS. Do recall Visconti being only QB who was healthy to throw last Spring.

    #19142

    holyloch61
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    0j
    ‘It would seem like SHAF has had arm problems since he came to LEHIGH .I think at Whitehall he played 3 sports football ,baseball and basketball ,so it seems like he never had an off season for his arm or shoulder to fully heal .Hopefully by this summer it will be healed and he can build up his arm and shoulder for SEPT .and for pre season drills .

    #19143

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    ‘It would seem like SHAF has had arm problems since he came to LEHIGH .I think at Whitehall he played 3 sports football ,baseball and basketball ,so it seems like he never had an off season for his arm or shoulder to fully heal .Hopefully by this summer it will be healed and he can build up his arm and shoulder for SEPT .and for pre season drills .

    On this I think we all agree.

    #19146

    LehighGuy
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    The Kee kid gets the nod so far at RB. Seeing him practice I wonder why he hasnt seen the field. He looks quick and fast. Has wiggle and looks like he can go the distance on any play. Andy loves his Srs. If he keep looking like what I saw. He might hold the spot.

    #19148
    RichH
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    Kee is a puzzle. Recall his video from HS. Quick cutter with good speed. Pure speculation but my guess is blocking. Yeah,Andy does love his seniors :)
    If he keeps starting slot on ability after August then I figure he’ll do until frish transit up.

    #19152
    van
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    Kee a mystery to me too, at the least I expected to see him returning kicks last year

    #19155

    TMH
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    I think injuries may have been a factor. He got a lot of reps in the Brown-White game and looked fine but it was essentially touch football. Hopefully, this is his breakout year. Sodeke never really bloomed until last year. Sherman really hit his stride then. Bialkowski, the same.

    #19164

    Miller
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    I think we’re all on the same page,Shaf needs to more consistent and cut down on those holy shit plays, which he should as a JR., or step aside if someone else is younger and just as promising.

    #19165

    Miller
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    FWIW, the only stat that matters is Wins/Loses. An ugly win is better than a pretty loss. Just ask the 2012 or 2013 teams. 18-4 wasn’t pretty but very respectable.

    #19168
    sundayamqb
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    I think last year’s corps of WRs were among the worst we’ve had in a few years — and that’s not ripping them, but we’ve been blessed with some great groups. Furthermore, our TEs were almost never used, FBs nonexistent — and sure, there’s the scary D.

    May the best players start and stay healthy, and let the rest contribute heavily. It takes dozens of healthy players to win.

    #19170

    chipwho
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    TMH,
    Chris Leigh has moved back to Michigan and will be attending HOPE College a well known Div III school. He plans to play football in the fall. He left school for some family issues also.

    #19171
    RichH
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    Thanks chip. Hope everything works out for the young man.

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