(Coming out of hybernation for one post… don’t expect much until August)
I went to the Spring “Game” on Saturday in Berkeley and left half way through. It was a weird experience and frankly, pretty boring. I wasn’t sure if it was just me, but I guess not:
The Cal Spring Football Experience on Saturday was a little tough to define.
“It wasn’t practice, it wasn’t a game, it was a little weird,” quarterback Jared Goff said.
“It’s very weird,” said senior running back Daniel Lasco, an 1,100-yard rusher last season who did not carry the ball once in the often scripted format. “The schedule was weird. I wish we would have knew what was going on.
Yeah, that about sums it up as far as how it went.
As for what I saw from the team in the hour I was there:
- If this is the level of effort we can expect from the team now that they’ve clawed their way back to mediocrity, it’s going to be a LONG fall. The energy level was horrible.
- Missed field-goals galore, particularly when outside the redzone. This offense better put the ball in the endzone.
- On the positive side, the wide receivers have incredible hands. They were good last year, but they look even more comfortable now making ridiculously difficult catches look easy.
- The backup QB, Chase Forrest, looks like he has potential.
- Goff on the other hand didn’t have his best day.
- The defensive line looks marginally better.
- The secondary looks a LOT better. It was nice to see them actually picking up the ball in the air and making moves on it. We might actually intercept a few balls next year. However, don’t get too excited. This is still a mediocre unit.
- Watching Rubenzer on defense was a bit odd, but there’s no doubt the kid has athleticism and I could see him being serviceable back there.
And finally, Kate Scott should never live down her ridiculous staged endzone dance. What was she thinking?