Today, the defensive totally dominated the offense in the
half scrimmage which was lead by strong play of the linebackers and a three sack
performance by Kamerion Wimbley.
However, the offense had a few bright spots when Xavier Lee
hit DeCody Fagg for a 70-yard touchdown and when Drew Weatherford connected with
Lorne Sam in the corner of the end zone for a 35 yard touchdown.
"We'll study the film and we see a missed assignment here
and a missed assignment there," Coach Bobby Bowden said. "We'll see missed
technique here and missed technique there. That's what causes breakdowns.
That's the way they learn and got get it all corrected."
Decody Fagg had another excellent practice by catching two
passes for approximately 71 yard, including a 70 touchdown.
"Doesn't surprise me," Bowden said. "He's practiced well
this spring. We got some good receiver if we can get them the ball."
Junior wide receiver Lorne Sam also had another solid day
by catching two passes for 50 yards including a 35-yard touchdown from
The play of the quarterbacks was very inconsistent. All
three took their turn at fumbling the snap.
"The quarterbacks were about like what you would expect on
the first day," Bowden said. "They threw some nice passes and threw some others
maybe not as good. Got sacked a few times and had some fumbles which is typical
for the first day."
What I liked:
The linebackers were very active with Ernie Sims and Buster Davis having tackles for a loss. A.J. Nicholson, Lawrence Timmons and Jae Thaxton were also quite active on the day. In addition to Wimbley, Alex Boston,
Darrell Burston and D.J. Norris all had pressures. Pat Watkins stepped in front
of Greg Carr to intercept a Weatherford pass.
There were several completions to the tight end.
What I Didn't Like:
The offensive line got beat like a drum. The defense
constantly got penetration. In goal line drills the defense stopped the offense
nine straight times. The quarterbacks had very little time to pass. All three
quarterbacks fumbled several times. They all three were inconsistent.
Center David Castillo reinjured his middle finger and
defensive end D.J. Norris injured his shoulder.
Stats From FSU SID
Sexton- 5-7 for 33 yards Lee-3-10 for 88 yards 1 touchdown Weatherford-3-7 for 60 yards 1 touchdown
Fagg- 2 for 86 yards 1 touchdown Sam- 2 for 50 yards and 1 touchdown Henshaw- 4 for 31 yards
Wimbley- 3 Sacks Dickson 1 sack, 1 fumble recovering
Sims- 5 tackles Nicholson- 5 tackles and 1 forced fumble Davis- 5 tackles
Watkins- 1 interception