Diaz comments on second scrimmage

Diaz comments on second scrimmage

Stefan Adams
On the growth he saw in the team in the second scrimmage…

“It was uneven, to be honest. The first half, it was a massive butt-whooping. The defense just got after the offense. Very disappointing in the way that you started to see the ‘far away’ look in some guys on the offense, things we’re trying to eradicate from our program. We had a feeling the disease wasn’t fully cured. That being said, second half, the offense rallied. Where in the past, when things have not gone well, there would sort of be a tanking for the game. I saw a couple productive touchdown drives in the second half and guys showing some competitive fight and spirit, which is really what this camp and this offseason has all been about. That’ll be encouraging. But the self-inflicted wounds in the first half, not to mention, sometime you just take a beating – will be disappointing. It’s a good reality check. Conversely, defensively, to play as well as they played in the first half, and to sort of lose their edge in the second half, was disappointing. It’s like what we figured. We have not solved all of our issues. We are solving them. But to think we just snap our fingers and have it all fixed would be fooling ourselves.”

On what he saw from the team’s quarterbacks…

“I look forward to watching the film. Obviously, in the first half, nobody played well on offense. It was hard for those guys to function, and part of that was their doing as well. But again, I saw some guys lead some good touchdown drives in the second half. I think Jarren [Williams] hit one to Will Mallory, I know we had one to K.J. Osborn at the end. I still like the running of DeeJay Dallas. I think he has been consistent throughout camp. That has been encouraging.”

On who impressed defensively…

“Gurvan [Hall, Jr.] now has three [interceptions] in two weeks in scrimmage situations, which is great for him. Greg Rousseau, I thought, showed up tonight, which we’ve been waiting for in camp. I think he’s feeling a little better about his body. That was encouraging. Of course, [Michael] Pinckney and [Shaquille] Quarterman and those guys, I think Trevon Hill had a multiple-sack night. You’re starting to see some of the progress from those guys. The consistency on the back end. Two scrimmage situations, from a tackling standpoint, pretty good. Not giving up the explosive plays on just shoddy tackling down the field, which has been a hallmark of our defense. The disruption up front and the lack of giving up big plays has always been a big part of our formula.”

On what he wants to see between Saturday night and two weeks’ time in Orlando…

“It’s simple – it’s competitive fight. That’s the whole deal. It’s going to be a highly emotional night. Both teams will be supremely motivated to play against each other. Who can keep their competitive will through adversity? Because it’s going to be a night with all kinds of adversity, for both sides. And that’s why it’s about finding the right mix of guys that don’t blink in that setting. That’s what we have to go back and study this film and find out who are the guys that will fight their way off the ropes. I think both teams are going to land some blows. When you get put on the ropes, you have to fight your way out of it.”
 

Comments (414)

Reading between the lines, I suspect our OL got beat pretty badly, mixed in with some turnovers, penalties, dropped passes perhaps (all speculative).

The OL is going to be our X-factor and will affect QB play as we already know. Hope those guys can gel as the season goes on.
 
Reading between the lines, I suspect our OL got beat pretty badly, mixed in with some turnovers, penalties, dropped passes perhaps (all speculative).

The OL is going to be our X-factor and will affect QB play as we already know. Hope those guys can gel as the season goes on.
Hopefully our dline does the same thing to UF.
 
Main reason why I hate this time of the year. Do we have a dominant defense or is the offense gonna take years to fix?

I’ve also wondered if Diaz is strategic in the way he puts info out or is he shooting it straight. Does he know who the QB is? Is he making it sound even to keep them competitive & not give UF one guy to prep for? Just get me to 8/24. We’ll know exactly what’s up then.
 
Sounds like we’re going to see Scaife move to tackle . Multiple sacks from Hill and Rousseau alone. This line is a liability on the edge.
 
Officially at the two week mark. Let’s pick a QB and get the offensive familiarity going. Enos is goin to have his hands full, trying to help this O-Line produce from the sounds of it. Hopefully it has more to do with a really dominant defense that we will be fielding
 

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