Brown is primarily looking to see if his young guns are as poised in public as they were during each of the private sessions this spring. The most important thing at this point, Brown has said, is how well each QB manages the game.
Thing is, the strength of this year's team should be its defensive front. The down linemen are loaded with depth and attitude; they expect to pin their ears back and relentlessly pressure the QB in ways not seen during Brown's nine-year tenure. In short, Saturday's scrimmage shapes up as a trial-by-fire for whoever is behind center, but both QBs have received plenty of props this spring from counterparts on the other side of the LOS.
"I'm trying my best and doing my pass-rush but they (QBs) are doing really well," said DE Brian Orakpo. "Colt and Snead are both working with the first group. You really can't say they're different because they both have played so well. They're both young so they're still coming up. Our offense is looking great. Today was a great practice and they got a lot done."
To be sure, the two-deep rotation is still to-be-determined at several key areas, notably MLB, NT, TE and RG. But there's no question that the eyes of Texas, literally, will focus primarily on VY's heir(s) apparent. FSN Southwest will present a live telecast of Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage. It will be replayed Wednesday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. (Central).
"The big question will be the quarterbacks because no one has seen them except for a few shots on TV," Brown said. "Those guys have really improved and I'm excited about them. You don't how they'll respond Saturday night, but we'll see it when you see it."