Graham cleared

October 2nd, 2013
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UH head coach Norm Chow said quarterback Taylor Graham had been medically cleared to practice.

Whether Graham practices today — or is healthy enough to play Saturday — is another matter.

Graham did not play against Fresno State because of a subluxed left (non-throwing) shoulder.

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We always knew former UH quarterback David Graves would do well. Here's his business card:

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118 Responses to “Graham cleared”

  1. Sean:

    1


  2. PolyMom:

    Great strong Taylor. Bring it on!

    No injuries Warriors!

    Lets WIB big!!!


  3. Buffoman:

    This is good for the team. I hope Sean gets a real shot. Competition is good.


  4. UHfan808:

    Good morning, Tsai-kos and Lurk-ers! :D


  5. UHfan808:

    Yay for Taylor!

    Do your thing Taylor, dude!

    When you're ready!


  6. UHfan808:

    Have a good hump day, everyone!


  7. Moocher:

    Buffoman.......exactly.
    I can be wrong, but to me it just seems like chow will anoint someone QB and that's it....no chance no hope for others. competition is good, wins are better. the QBs will push each other and a leader will emerge that the line and receivers can galvanize around instead of just follow. And that's because a proven leader who emerged is almost always better then an anointed or inherited leader....my opinion :)

    anyway go bows! i back the rainbows 100%!


  8. UHfan808:

    Oh - ST, Thank you for reporting the good news about Taylor and about David, too!


  9. Committed Road Warrior:

    Nice business card!


  10. Whats up:

    Great News about Taylor Graham, having the option of Taylor and Sean at the helm is a blessing for the Warriors!

    If I needed to get financial help for a mortgage I would see David Graves! We all know he has a heart of gold and would do everything in his power to help and get you the best deal. But most of all Graves love Hawaii. Kudos to David Graves.


  11. pu'uwai:

    Aloha kakahiaka. Competition is good. TG may break out after watching SS from the sidelines last game.

    Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!


  12. Former UH Athlete:

    What an advertisement for Graves! Well, if you need a loan, Graves is your guy.

    For UH, doesn't really matter who starts Saturday, I think we figured out that UH can just let it rip on the deep ball. Just give the WRs a chance and they have the talent to go get it. Just keep it away from double coverage.

    TG or SS must be decisive, if it means choosing the wrong receiver once in a while, so be it... Anything is better than being indecisive and getting hit too much, then getting rattled. Once rattled, then everything goes bad and nothing works. Decision making can be coached up during a game. A rattled QB hearing footsteps is much harder to settle down.


  13. chopsueyboy:

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!


  14. NYUHTx:

    Good to have Graham as a option again but it's clear SS has regained his starting position now that he is healthy again.


  15. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    IS IT SATURDAY YET?


  16. 3-Prong:

    Have a great day today! You live in Paradise AND there's a home game on Saturday.
    Let's Go Bows!


  17. 3-Prong:

    And for wafan: Let's Gobo!! hehe


  18. UH_Fan_In_SD:

    Great Article about Harding - I was at the OSU game with some friends from Oregon who was amazed that he was Punting, Returning Punts and Receiving... To top it off on one play he juked a defender before getting the punt off. I hope they throw in some fake punts with him.


  19. Maddog50:

    Play with a passion and ugency whoever gets the nod.....put David Fales on his back early and often.....Go Warriors


  20. Former UH Athlete:

    18. I think Harding may have the option to run if nobody comes after him and it's not a long distance to cover. The opponent's punt return/block teams have had defenders around so Harding hasn't really had an opportunity.

    Opposing special teams coaches should be aware of Harding's multi-talents so they should have people keeping an eye on him.


  21. Warrior Storm Brewin:

    Good news for Taylor. No more risking running - goes for all QB's. Slide, baby, slide!

    Nice to have several QB's with more game experience.

    Heal well, Warriors.

    Aloha Stadium should be rockin' this Saturday. 12th man as Wisehan said on Bobby's show today. Can't wait.


  22. Former UH Athlete:

    The DL needs to have a big game and get in Fales' face. Fales has regressed to 58% this season from 72.5% completions in 2012. Kaumeyer should dial up blitzes early in game to put Fales on his okole and get him to rush things. Fales doesn't have a big arm and he gets very inaccurate when he tries to gun the ball.

    Fales is accurate on touch throws vs cover 2 in the hole between the LBs and the safeties, that's what the UH D has to look out for. That's why I think blitz early, then only rush 3 or 4 and mix coverages to take away the throws Fales is good at. The UH DL should have the talent to get get pressure on Fales without blitzing.


  23. Wes'side Warrior:

    Morning, Gang!

    Heal up good, Warriorz! I know you guys want to get back onto the field, but no rush 'em! Come back too early from injury, and may face more serious problems later.

    Good to hear some positive news concerning DG. Always liked his style.

    Have a great day, everyone!


  24. Inyoface:

    Will we take the Colorado game now since 2 games might be cancelled?


  25. Wes'side Warrior:

    I love that picture... smiling, in a suit... with his Warrior helmet!


  26. HawaiiMongoose:

    Inyoface, Colorado has already signed Charleston Southern to fill its scheduling puka.


  27. tom mui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Good for David Graves!

    Glad to have Taylor back healthy.


  28. Think2Much:

    Sschroeder should start. He has proven to be able to move the team and put points on the board. Its like Rolovich when he got a second chance. Take advantage of his senior leadership and experience. You get a feeling that he just wants to play football and at a high level. Taking all the hits he absorbed last season and transforming them into Ws.


  29. A-House:

    Committed Road Warrior:

    Several Tsaikos are planning a "mini-cattle-call" for the Navy game provided the US Govt is operational. Keep watching the blog and email.

    Are you working or at home?


  30. Warrior Storm Brewin:

    We need to groom QB's for next year and beyond. Schroeder is a viable backup, but starter, nah. He had a great game subbing in the late 3rd quarter with a tired defense playing soft coverage and suffering at least one key injury. Schroeder doesn't guarantee a win. He can always sub in if the starter struggles. Groom for the future. Many of you predicted less than 4 wins this year so we're right on your schedule. Even MWC media picked UH last place. So 1-11 or 0-12. Right on their schedule too.


  31. (Jesse)James:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!!

    Hope all have a great day!!!

    Congrats to David Graves!!!

    Great to hear TG is healing. Continue to heal and get stronger...that goes for all the Warriors.


  32. jeezy33:

    30... That same defense was not tired the play before on the pick 6 right? Norm Chow must have a great eye to notice exactly when Fresno got tired. Nevada must have been tired on the TD pass in that game too...

    Yes SS tenses up at times and holds the ball too long. But when he turns into gun slinger mode and not worried about making mistakes, he has shown to be pretty effective.

    Not saying he is great... But give the man some credit after how poorly he played last year. He's come a long ways and has taken advantage of opportunities given to him.


  33. oldie:

    Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Is it possible to re- schedule the BYU game if we are no longer in the running for the Mountain West Championship game?

    I know we're only 0-2 and probably still mathematically in the running, but just wonder if the UHAD will consider it if we can no longer win the division.

    BYU only has 12 games on their schedule so they may be interested. Just a thought.


  34. waverider808:

    st I have a question. what ever happened to the 250 lb running back from the big island. I think his name is david fangupo. the last I heard was he signed with UH but nothing after that...


  35. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Great to hear that Taylor is doing well and ready for practice!

    #StartSeanSchroeder!


  36. Ipu Man:

    I'd like to see a 300 pound running back...


  37. 808bowler:

    thought I heard fangupo grayshirted. couldn't get his grades in place.


  38. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    can't wait to see if we will be going majority with the 4-wide set or back with the TE. gotta keep sjsu guessing :)

    #StartSeanSchroeder


  39. Derek:

    Schroeder still has to learn how to throw the ball away to avoid a sack and make the down and distance to have a reasonable chance to pick up the first down. It's a lot better 3rd and 10 rather than 3rd and 17. He must have a mental clock in his brain to get rid of the ball quick. He's got to do his reads, whether it's the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd option and let it fly.
    He's not quick enough to elude even slow DL, much less pass rushers. The other thing too is that by throwing the ball away you avoid making a fumble and maybe take it to the house. Punting is not a bad thing you know.

    It seems so simple, but in the fire I guess it's not that easy. Still, SS is a smart guy so I can't excuse him. He should know better. But, I have to say he seems to have improved his confidence. I think the wins against UNLV and South Alabama at the ending part of last year helped him.


  40. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday, KymryKauai !!!


  41. gobows:

    Did the light come on for shroeder, much like it did for rolo his senior year? I hope so. Hawaii needs an agressive qb, not a timid one.


  42. jimmy the lock:

    :roll:

    What day is it? C'mon, what day is it?

    GO RAINBOW WARRIORS!
    GO WAHINE!

    EDDIE WOULD GO!


  43. gobows:

    Dont think fangupo has seen 250 since intermediate school. At 250 he may end up being similar to reagan mauia. Gotta see how he punches.


  44. primo123:

    Schroeder did good on Saturday in getting his throws out quicker. Not sure if a light went off in his head.

    Also, I noticed if no one was open he just threw it to a spot near a receiver, or between two receivers.

    He made our outside receivers look good.

    He needs to do that again.


  45. primo123:

    competition sparks talent to another level.

    exactly what coach beeman is talking about.


  46. primo123:

    or.............did a light just go off in our offensive coordinator's play calling????????????????

    makes you wanna say.....hmmmmmmmm?


  47. jimmy the lock:

    Fascinating how a moment in time or a sequence of events can be elucidated in extremely divergent perspectives. Some see awesome tasting beer, others see skunky beer.

    GO NOW HAWAII!


  48. kapakahi:

    #34 & #37,

    Fangupo a non-qualifier so never made it to school nor on the team yet.

    Hopefully qualifies in time to enter school in January so can participate in Spring Ball.....along with other expected greyshirts (Rashaan Falemalu, Ualesi Sale, Jamie Tago).


  49. Warrior Dave:

    Interesting that Chow wants to run a Pro Set. But changed it to RS to catch up using SS. it's been reported by many that Chow is stubborn so I wonder if Taylor plays it'll be in the Pro Set and if SS plays it's be RS???? To confused so just win baby!!!


  50. SteveM:

    Tsai-kos attending the road games... or those who want to be seen and get-together anyway... are listed at:

    http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/away13.html

    Possible Tsai-ko Navy game meet-ups are being discussed, but the logistics (Annapolis versus D.C.) and the varied travel plans are challenging. Stay tuned!

    Please update me with your lodging location and in/out dates for Vegas and Navy. This info helps those who might want to organize something. Get plenty of da usual instigators going... :)


  51. cocobean:

    I've never heard Chow say he wants to run a Pro Set O. Maybe you've heard it but I haven't. I heard him say many times "we've got to able to run the ball..." that's about it.

    Can someone who knows describe what the Pro Set formations look like and does it match what Chow has been running.


  52. kimo browner:

    @ 47...0-4 to start 2013 and 3-13 over 16 games is NOT an awesome perspective to view, no matter what brew you are drinking....unless you sip Kool-Aid.


  53. primo123:

    #49

    chow has said before, that he'd use elements of the run n shoot in his offense and not be just a 'pro set' offense.

    chow also said, the offense run by ss was different from the one that woolsey ran.

    when ss went in they were down 42-3 and nothing to lose midway thru the 3rd quarter.

    i doubt he'll be the run n shoot guy at the beginning of the sj st game. if they get down 42-3 again, maybe maybe.....lol


  54. madeinhawaii:

    cocobean,

    There's a basic discussion on Chow's Pro set here...
    http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=219&f=1136&t=12051944


  55. Warrior Storm Brewin:

    Jeezy, you made the argument yourself. Viable backup. Come on, playah. ;-)

    Are you gonna put all your $$$$$ into a small tournament that doesn't count for much, or are you gonna put aside enough ammo for the WSOP?

    Who doesn't like Schroeder as a person, but let's face it, he's gone after this year. Many, if not most, fans picked UH to lose to SJSU. Groom QB's for next year where fan's expectations will be much higher.

    And that's not to say that we can't win if Graham or Woosley or Higgins starts. Any guy can get the win. But I like to look at Schroeder now as our Ace up the sleeve. When we need him after the opposing defense is a little gassed and their best D-line pass rushers are hobbled, BAM! 5 unanswered TD's!!

    If Schroeder starts, though, so be it. He deserves it.

    As much as us fans want wins, and I do go to the games (how can a true fan not), this is no make it or break it year for Chow. He's has to think about next year too. Or next year may be his last. Coach has to consider factors that fans don't have to consider.

    In the end, I support anyone starting. I leave those decisions up to the Coach. Just play well on D and get some turnovers. Get some excitement going on O with TD's and big plays and we, the fans in the stands, will get the stadium rockin'! Win or lose.


  56. primo123:

    Pro set offense definition:

    Its a split back formation where the running backs line up closer to the line of scrimmage behind either the guards or the tackles and are side by side as opposed to in a line like an I formation. There is typically a tight end and two wide receivers. The formation allows for running and passing as the backs (two RBs or a RB and FB) are close to the line and can serve receive as receiving options in addition to running. It's most commonly associated with Bill Walsh's West Coast offense.
    Copyright © 2013 Answers Corporation


  57. markazulu:

    So are we gonna be able to play army and navy? Notre Dame and Boston College are 2 schools that have Army and Navy on there schedule and also western kentucky, pitt, south alabama


  58. cocobean:

    #54. mih. thanks but not a member. what's the gist of the discusion?


  59. Slugger:

    Good morning to you!

    Good to hear TG can play. Just don't injure yourself again.

    d1shma, the camel is walking around today. Not Saturday yet. :)

    Happy birthday, KymryKauai!!!


  60. Independent Thinker:

    @47. Ran that statement through my WTF translator. It spat out the following translation: Beer is good.

    WTF = What That Fellow said


  61. jeezy33:

    55. U better start winning games this year before you can think of next year. I wouldn't be surprised 1 bit if Larry Tuileta is our QB next year. Taylor Graham has been in college long enough. If he can't hit a wide open WR now, experience isn't the answer.

    And yes SS is most likely a back up QB anywhere. But Hawaii doesn't have a starting caliber QB so best thing to do is ride the hot hand at this point.

    Even if Chow decides to run a platoon type system similar to what Spurrier does with Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson at times, I'm all for it. Toledo had success doing it past 2 seasons. Oklahoma St did it with whoever had the hot hand.

    Were not winning games period. So no matter who you're arguing to start, it isn't a good option. I just want to go with the hot hand at this point. If Graham starts and we go 3 and out on our 1st year possessions, I hope the Coach pulls the trigger to light a spark. Vice versa too.


  62. Slugger:

    Good to see David Graves is in a people kinda job. He's very personable.

    Oldie, mahaloz! Got 'em!

    Let's GO WARRIORS!


  63. The Pillar:

    @Kimo Browner

    Anyone who thinks that Hawaii, which is THE destination for college football with a $160 million athletic budget and an abundance of 5 star talent knocking the doors down, has a powerful BCS conference backing it up so NCAA sanctions are minimal for rule breaking, has immaculate state-of-the-art facilities, has 100% political support for maximum success, has unlimited national TV exposure on prime channels, has a newly renovated on-campus stadium with luxury boxes, and has an awesome fan base like the awesomely enlightened Kimo Browner so therefore should dominate the football landscape, is drinking the Kool-Aid.

    The Kool-Aid argument is THE MOST stupid argument on the internet. And the one's using it is usually the ones drinking it.


  64. madeinhawaii:

    Cocobean, the free membership will give you access to it. There's too much information there to cut and paste.


  65. jimmy the lock:

    IT, I agree, beer is good.


  66. jimmy the lock:

    Never liked the taste of Kool-Aid, Malolo mo bettah.


  67. Independent Thinker:

    No question no matter who starts, we are all in agreement we support that student athlete. Not his fault for starting even when factors such as performance and results might suggest otherwise. It's norm's call who starts. We all get it. No issue there.

    Hard to continue to support a person, however, who is not a student athlete, who is a highly paid professional, and who clings to the past and makes decisions about the future of the program, not based on who can best lead us to victory based on recent performance and results, but upon ideas such as promises made to a qb to entice said qb to come to hawaii, and loyalty to his "annointed" starter.


  68. Former UH Athlete:

    2013 Preview snippets by Scout

    What to watch for on offense: An improved passing game. It wasn’t Sean Schroeder’s fault that the offense didn’t move – he didn’t get any time to work – but scoring became a big problem and there weren’t any big pass plays coming even when he did have time
    **MORE OF THE SAME THIS YEAR

    What to watch for on defense: Even more attacking. The Warriors will never hold up well against the better running teams, and there will be times when the D just can’t get off the field, but it has to keep improving the pass rush to help everyone else out. The aggressiveness last year was great, but it didn’t lead to enough takeaways and didn’t always save the secondary. The defense has to make up for giving up big rushing yards with more third down stops. That will come from veterans Tavita Woodard and Beau Yap on the outside up front, while the linebackers will be involved as well.
    **UH HAS BEEN BETTER THAN PREDICTED. SCORES DON'T SHOW IT BUT UH CAN STOP THE RUN AND HAS FORCED TURNOVERS.

    The schedule: It’s going to be really, really rough early, but it eases up a wee bit. There are just enough winnable games to hope for a better year, but it’s too tough a slate to be a factor in the conference title chase. Missing Boise State from the Mountain is a plus, and getting Colorado State and Utah State isn’t bad, but that’s about the only break. Starting out against USC and at Oregon State is tough enough, but the non-conference kickoff is made worse by a Mountain West opener at Nevada and followed up by a nasty showdown against Fresno State. There’s a rough second half stretch of three road games in four weeks, made even rougher with one of the trips to Maryland to play Navy.
    **SO FAR PLAYED OUT AS EXPECTED

    Best offensive player: Junior C Ben Clarke. Then BRS.
    **NOT SURE IF CLARKE HAS PANNED OUT... BRS FINALLY HEALTHY

    Best defensive player: Marrell Jackson. Art Laurel, JH-T, Woodard also mentioned.
    **ALL 4 HAVE BEEN GOOD

    Key player to a successful season: Junior OT David Griffin. It might sound like a broken record, but nothing on the offense will start to click without the line playing better. The front five isn’t good enough to need just one missing piece.
    **HAS NOT HAPPENED YET

    Key game: Oct. 5 vs. San Jose State. The Warriors will likely start out the season 0-4 after facing USC, at Oregon State, at Nevada and Fresno State, but San Jose State, even with all the improvements and even with David Fales at quarterback, is a winnable game. With UNLV and Colorado State to follow, the chance will be there for Hawaii to go on a bit of a run if it’s good enough to beat the Spartans.
    **WE SHALL SEE...

    --

    So far, it's playing out as was expected, but now UH is done with the tough part of the schedule. Progress has been slow on offense, but there has been progress.


  69. Derek:

    I believe in our President that the government shutdown will end this week.


  70. nuff sed:

    67 it

    You know about sed promises as truth? You are always full of it. No need your support. Beat IT. You are the biggest loser.

    ITT

    nuff sed


  71. gobows:

    chow said in an interview he doesn't know what a spread offense is...and that he's been spreading out defenses over 20 years.

    #69 did he really say that.
    im not able to file a UI claim online (must be over loaded) and the phone said all operators are busy, try calling back later.


  72. gobows:

    was that leo koloamatangi, #78, getting some snaps on offense? he didnt have a name on his jersey.


  73. RedZone:

    Go Warriors. We get more than chance.


  74. RedZone:

    Nice article on Scott this morning. More than well deserved.


  75. Independent Thinker:

    * Sets down a bag of hinode rice for the pigeons who have started to congregate and expel excrement from their mouths. Chuckles at the pigeon who appears to be able to make human-like sounds at 70. Leaves blogosphere. Returns to tending his herd of Llamas.


  76. Jack Flash:

    Go Bows! Go Warriors!
    I liked hearing Chris Gant mention that the receivers are looking to block downfield for other receivers after catches the other night. We were near him when that last kickoff was close to going out of bounds and were all yelling "don't touch it!" He let it go and looked up at us smiling. We all applauded. It ended up a touchback.
    Looking forward to a great night and great WIN this saturday at the stadium.


  77. Haleakala:

    David Graves will do well in his professional future. I'm glad to see that he has an 808 area code.


  78. jeezy (doesn't) know-it-all:

    jeezy...bla bla bla. talk is cheap for someone who doesn't go to the games. you got lots of opinions for someone that donates how much money to the program? das what I thought. $0.00


  79. Inyoface:

    How about a 4 set to move the ball then use a TE in the redzone?


  80. Jack Flash:

    ST- i'm a professional in the mortgage industry here as well. Can you post my business card? ;-)


  81. gobows:

    #77 it dont get much better than 500 ala moana


  82. primo123:

    i sell used cars....can I get some promos?


  83. primo123:

    #75

    funny stuff.


  84. Bryson:

    ST is Allen Sampson Still On The team?


  85. boolakanaka:

    Great pub for the boy from kalaepohaku, see; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/heisman-trophy-watch-week-6-2013_n_4032602.html?utm_hp_ref=sports


  86. Moocher:

    We are 100% a have not.......
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9754072/big-ten-football-bringing-big-revenue-no-national-championships-sight


  87. jeezy33:

    78, stalker, get a life... I have season tickets and attend every game. Thought a stalker like you would know that.

    why don't you reveal yourself and stop hiding.


  88. jeezy33:

    Going to UNLV game too.. Will I see you there stalker?


  89. Marleysdad:

    I love how some people change their screen name to call out someone.

    #NoMoBalls


  90. (Jesse)James:

    ITT....WOot Woot


  91. primo123:

    88

    maybe in the mirror?


  92. Mytake:

    Chow is stubborn but he's also desperate for a win. SS to start.


  93. boolakanaka:

    Going to vegas.....drinks on me anyone?


  94. jeezy33:

    Ill be at craps table at GN


  95. Independent Thinker:

    Confucious say: stubborn goat will eat own feces if mean he right.

    Actually, Mr. Ho, the manapua man in Kalihi, next to Kalakaua school, from before time, said that.

    Then I replied, what mean you by that, Mr. Ho?

    Ho: it mean you stupid boy, now hurry up and order, boy, what you like, fly lice? manapua? noodle?


  96. 3-Prong:

    You're not going to believe this but, Audie Kimura is posting on FB that Stevie Wonder is going to do a private concert for Ellison to celebrate Cup win, at the Kuroda Field in Ft Derussy on Saturday. I wonder if my tickets are still good from the last time? Hehe


  97. Kapahulu:

    On Monday afternoon, on my way to Call The Coach with Norm Chow, I saw them setting up for what could be that event. Whatever event it is for, it looks huge. They had already set up temporary fencing and were working on the huge Lighting Towers. Can probably watch from the sidewalk?, or maybe the Parking Lot next door.


  98. papajoe2:

    Eddie Aikau now on 30, 30 on ESPN2.


  99. PolyMom:

    #48--

    Give me all those non qualifiers for 6 months. They'll be eligible. I know how to teach UN and Coach um up!


  100. madeinhawaii:

    PolyMom,

    Using nail, chains, whips, Chinese water torture, and other forms or corporeal punishment are no longer permissible.


  101. 3-Prong:

    What Kapahulu, you not going game? If not for the game I would have sat outside just to listen.


  102. 3-Prong:

    Kapahulu, I guess money talks......you know the rest.


  103. Sasa Muli:

    Sasa says: fafa with hand in pocket feel cocky too much.


  104. john boner:

    Army, Navy, Air Force will play football this weekend, from SA


  105. Fafe Tai Tele Lafa:

    Good one Sasa :-)


  106. (Jesse)James:

    So, T-gate is still happening on Saturday...Hope all can make it.


  107. cocobean:

    Does anyone know if Graham practiced today? Starts if he did, Schroeder if he didn't.


  108. Derek:

    Jeezy, come by the Main St. station crap tables if you can. 20X odds. Of course, you already know that right?


  109. NYUHTx:

    I'm all for letting several QBs play. Well, maybe two. I hate the way they baby their QBs. #StartSeanSchroeder


  110. Boya_jr:

    I watched Graves from the sideline @SJSU the last year of Mack. Team player encouraging his teammates. I knew he was special. Thanks for being a Warrior!


  111. gobows:

    freaken unemployment website crashed


  112. oldie:

    Slugger, Saw your message. Let me know if you want this last game.


  113. Jeezy33:

    108. Yup.. i mix it up ... looking for the hot table..


  114. kev-1:

    Jeezy #61 . . . RE: Your thoughts that if Graham can't get it done, you could see Tuileta starting. I know its just thinking out loud, but you don't see enough potential in Woolsey as a future starter? I don't know. I get the hype about Tuileta's athleticism, but I haven't seen enough of what he can do with his arm yet.


  115. kev-1:

    I still haven't given up on Graham yet. You have to honestly admit that with each game that he played, there was improvement each start. Different factors played into each loss.


  116. jeezy33:

    114... The situation reminds me of Timmy Chang coming out of high school. Was Chang ready as a true freshman? Probably not. But knowing that June Jones had a young team that had to grow together for the future, he gave Chang a chance early on. I don't know for sure if Tuileta would be given that same opportunity but the kid is a very talented QB.

    Here's my take on what I've seen. Tuileta has an unorthodox throwing motion as a lot of people will notice but the kid has an accurate arm. Decent to above average arm strength. What I think separates him is his pocket presence and field awareness. He can feel pressure without panicking and uses his feet to step up into the pocket to make nice throws down the field. Woolsey on the other hand isn't confident throwing in the pocket and will take off and scramble too early. Chow mentioned it during his TV show. When Tuileta gets outside of the pocket, his eyes are down the field and finds open WRs. His pre snap reads are advanced for a QB his age. He doesn't stare down receivers and goes through his progressions very quickly. I think working with Dilfer over the summer has helped a lot. He has intangible traits that can't be grasped easily in my opinion.

    I haven't seen enough of Woolsey to really have an opinion on him yet, I just think Tuileta has traits of a QB that can go out and win football games. That IT factor. I could be completely wrong but the kids knowledge is advanced for a 17 year old.


  117. kruzen:

    John Lotulelei released by Seahawks. Hopefully, he can land on the practice squad or another team.


  118. A-TEAM:

    If game this weekend is not televised, is there a site to watch it on for us folks on the mainland.