Thoughts on a busy Saturday
I know I advised not to read too much into the Spring Game but I can't help myself. I was most impressed with Mike Marscovetra's progress. He looked much more comfortable in the offense than he did last season. Most of his passes were crisp and he moved the ball with some second teamers. I could see him starting next year. Shinskie didn't look as good. His passes were off and he seemed a little flustered at times. The two freshmen both had their moments. Bordner was more accurate and more conservative. Despite the stats, I liked what I saw from Rettig. He has good form and speed on his throws. His teammates didn't help his stats by dropping some catchable passes. I am very optimistic about next season and if the spring game is any indicator, we are ahead of where were were going into 2008 and 2009.
Herzy did not play, but was happy to be back on the field.
In the day's other big news, the Saints drafted Matt Tennant in the fifth round. That was lower than most projections, but the Saints felt strongly enough about Tennant to trade up to get him. It is a pretty good destination for him as many of the Saints blocking schemes will be familiar. Also they have a QB that makes everyone around him that much better. As predicted, Tennant was the only Eagle drafted this weekend. It looks like most of the borderline guys found good landing spots as free agents. According to the latest reports, McLaughlin signed with Baltimore, Gunnell with Kansas City and Bowman with Denver. It is hard to evaluate or predict how the free agents will pan out, but of those three, I think Gunnell has the best chance to make an early impact. Kansas City has a new offense and Weis liked smart tough, possession types when with the Patriots.
Our Championship hockey team has been about town, including throwing the first pitch out at Fenway on Friday night.
Here is a link to video highlights of Spaz's latest verbal recruit.
If you didn't see my tweet on it earlier, here is the link to the Gunnar Esiason story. We need to get Boomer on TV a bit more next season talking up BC.
The baseball team is having a nice weekend against NC State.