How is Shea Emery looking at camp?
How are the back-up QBs doing?
He knows that he’s here to be a #2 QB but he’s attacking every practice as if he were the starter. That’s exactly what you want in your depth guys. He’s not sitting around just happy to be back in the Green and White, he’s still got things that he wants to accomplish personally. That drive alone and the way he practices will keep him focused, and ready for any workload that the team needs him for during the 2015 season.
In the CFL you’re one snap away from being the starter and role players need to understand that. Having KG around, on and off the field, will set the standard and provide a blueprint on how to be prepared for your moment. That’s absolutely HUGE for a team that won’t have a lot of experience in some spots behind the starters.
Like most athletic QBs that try their hand north of the border, Smith used his legs a lot in the first week in order to offset the fact that all of the waggles, offensive demands, and crazy defensive looks, are moving at the speed of light. It’s a ton to take in for a new QB, and often times, if one doesn’t see something they like automatically, one uses their feet to make a play because it’s the easier characteristic to trust than going through a foreign concept while John Chick, and T. George are throwing offensive lineman right at you.
He’s not the first QB to have to adjust, and he won’t be the last. He’s looked better as of late in pass Skelly, but will need to play well when given the opportunities during entire team periods.
How has Tino Sunseri looked in Practice? Did he get a fair chance last year? Does he have the potential to be a #1 in the CFL?
Sunseri had a GREAT chance last year to prove what he can do. More than most QBs get, because he got sat down, and then given another chance to roll again. Tino did well when he was thrown into action without much prep and got to be a gunslinger. People were wowed with his ability to throw the ball, as well as the physical characteristics that he possessed. Everyone came to expect long balls and TDs, which was unfair. The problem was that when he went through the whole week as the #1 QB, and the mental demands were at an all-time high, on and off the field, he looked like he began to over think the game, and that led to certain inconsistencies.
Now that’s not a bad thing, Sunseri is still a young QB so he shouldn’t be buried for that. But what it did do was limit the amount of shots that he may get moving forward. This is a “what have you done for me lately” business.
Does he the potential to be a #1? There was definitely bright spots during the ups and downs of last year. #12 just has to do the mental work. In his case, that may mean he has to slow things down, and just let things come to him. Make the easy throw, put yourself into a manageable 2nddown situation. Things like that. Now all he has to do is jump on his chance. He may only have a couple left.