Saturday, April 12, 2014
I am never one to take a lot out of spring games. It is against your own team and so it is hard to really access a whole lot. Having said that, this day belonged to the quarterbacks. I was a little surprised to see Malik Zaire start the game over Everett Golson, but I really don't want to read too much into that.
The fact is that both quarterbacks performed very well, especially in the first half. Zaire had over 200 yards passing and had two touchdown passes. Golson had some really nice throws as well and had a rushing touchdown.
It didn't matter who was in. The offense just marched right down and scored a lot. The quarterbacks were helped by a nice trio of runners in Cam McDaniel, Tearean Folston, and Greg Bryant. They have a young group of receivers led by Corey Robinson.
So who will ultimately be the starting quarterback? My guess would be Golson and here is why. Although Zaire did have better day in the scrimmage, it really looked like the defense was throwing a lot more at Golson. The package appeared very basic when Zaire was in. You also cannot ignore the progress Golson made two years ago in the magical season.
So although, Zaire did start in the Spring game and did have a little better day, it still appears to be Golson's job to lose.
I give the defense an incomplete because they really dialed it down and did not show a lot.
I cannot wait for the Rice game.