Former Bronco wide receiver Jerard Rabb provides his insight on Friday's night scrimmage, the second of three during the fall for Boise State.
I thought that the offense looked crisp out there tonight. Kellen Moore had a solid performance, created some time with his feet, and made smart decisions. The offensive line struggled on the first drive, but picked up their protection and opened up some nice holes for Doug Martin to make some big plays with his speed and power. The O-line will be important for the Broncos when the Ducks fly into town.
Several big catches tonight by receiver Tyler Shoemaker. He's showing signs of being a legit threat to go alongside Pettis and Young. Big body, good hands and a safety valve for the quarterback. One of his catches came on a deep in route, where he got drilled by Safety Cedric Febis, but made the catch and took the hit.
I saw some good things from the secondary positions: Kyle Wilson, Jeron Johnson, Jason Robinson, and Jerrell Gavins. The starting D-line had what I believe to be the best performance of the night. They kept pressure on Kellen, didn't let him get comfortable in the pocket, and batted down balls on short passes. That is the type of pressure the Broncos will need against Oregon.
Keys for Oregon game:
- Solid O-line protection
- Big Plays on offense
- D- line penetration
- Good coverage by DB's
- Win the turnover battle
J. Rabb signing off.