The Inside Scoop (Part I) – 8/20/18

Keaontay Ingram (Will Gallagher/IT)

Keaontay Ingram (Will Gallagher/IT)

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Todd Orlando said the offense edged out the defense. From what we’ve gathered it was pretty even. We did hear, “the defense looked really solid as usual,” but it’s important to note that this scrimmage was pretty vanilla and the structure was different from those in the past. It was family day, and you aren’t going to ask families of players to travel great lengths and not see their child play. Like a Little League game the staff wanted to make sure everyone got an at bat. Still, there was plenty of important work to be had.

The staff wanted to see which players could move from ‘unknown’ status to ‘dependable’. They wanted to test certain players and position groups. Essentially, this scrimmage highlighted the twos more than anything. Not only will those players be needed for depth and snaps this year, many will be locked in as starters a year from now, especially on defense. The staff isn’t just getting these guys ready for this season.

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