April 3, 2009
Defense rules the day at Friday practice
Friday, Texas A&M practiced for 1 ½ hours in the afternoon on the outdoor practice fields on pleasant College Station day with no clouds in the sky. The Aggie offense, however, wasn't nearly as pristine as the day in which the team practiced.
The defense won the day by a large margin, the final score was 84-47, as the offense sputtered throughout the afternoon. Some of the problems, however, head coach Mike Sherman contributed to the quarterbacks having tired arms after a busy week of spring drills.
"We haven't scrimmaged at all so this is kind of watered down, but I thought the offense yesterday had the upper hand in the redzone period and today the defensive had it," Sherman said. "And that's the way it should be where it goes back and forth, back and forth. I think our quarterbacks can play better than they played today. I think they're tired and their arms a little bit raggedy so we probably have to back off of them a little bit, but today was a defensive day and I thought we made some improvements."
But the problems weren't just due to the quarterbacks. Receivers dropped plenty of balls during the Friday afternoon session.
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