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April 28, 2007 at 1:49 PM

Some quick observations

We’re into the second half and the game is no longer in doubt, so I’ll pass along a few thoughts:
— Carl Bonnell looks more accurate today throwing the ball than Jake Locker so far, but it’s important to note that the offense consists almost solely of simple passing and running plays today. No QB option or any of the kind of stuff that Locker is best suited for and which will be a big part of the offense come the fall.
— Jared Ballman continues to struggle punting the ball and given Ryan Perkins’ uncertain health situation, this could could become a dicey area. UPDATE: To be fair to Ballman, in the press box it’s hard to notice the wind and his first punt of the second half that went with the wind was pretty good, going 41 yards, so maybe the wind is really blowing down there.
— J.R. Hasty isn’t doing much to impress anyone but he’s also again stuck behind the No. 2 O-line.
— Marcel Reece looks like the real deal and is the best player on the field so far.
— UW is a little sloppy with three personal foul penalties so far.
— The offense still seems to have trouble running the ball straight ahead, even with the No. 1 O-line going against the No. 2 D-line. Of course, the No. 2 D-line cold be pretty good, especially tackles Erick Lobos and Cameron Elisara.
— Walk-on safety Jay Angotti continues to impress and he could become the one walk-on who has a legit chance to play this fall.
— The lineups today sure weren’t set for a competitive game with the starters against the reserves. But as the score mounts, it’s worth wondering if this is a worriesome sign about this team’s lack of overall depth.
— Is a setup like this better than the more even format of two years ago that led to a 3-0 score?

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