Edsall says LB Robinson won’t have physical contact in Spring due to injury

March 13, 2013 | WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

On the offense:

“I though Dustin [Dailey] did a good job taking all those snaps. We got things accomplished with the things we wanted to put out there. We got a lot in with the zone drill and the half-line drill, the inside run and all that. You practice and we’ll have a scrimmage on Thursday. When you practice, its guys getting their footwork down and everything else, which we need a lot of work at.”

 

On freshman defensive back William Likely:

“He’s a competitor. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and he’s very athletic. He’s got great feet, and he’s just got a really good knack. He’s been very well coached; you can tell, he’s been very well coached. He’s got good fundamentals, good technique and good patience. Like I said, the biggest thing is he’s a competitor. He plays a lot bigger than what he is and he plays with a chip on his shoulder.”

 

On junior Matt Robinson’s move to linebacker:

“Matt, when you look at him physically, he’s more suited to be an outside linebacker. In our opinion, when you watch him move and do the things that he does on the field, he’s more suited. You’re always trying to get your guys in the right position and we just felt after studying him and everyone else, and plus to get the best 11 on the field, that was the move to make. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’ll be a good move for us.”

 

On senior linebacker Marcus Whitfield:

“Marcus is getting better. I think he’s a little bit more confident now. He’s stronger and he’s gotten in the weight room and worked harder and put on some strength. He’s more comfortable because he understands the scheme and he knows he’s got competition behind him. I think he’s making improvement. We’ve still got to get him to do more. As we continue with these last 10 practices, it’ll be interesting to see if he can be one of those outstanding rushers for us.”

 

On Matt Robinson’s injury:

“He’s out there getting as many reps as he can. Plus he’s smart. That’s not something that’s going to hinder him; Matt’s a smart guy. He understands the defense and we’re getting him as many reps as we can. He’s just not going to have any physical contact, which isn’t an issue for me with what he’ll be able to do.”

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