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Edwards on TD throw to T.O.

Posted by Chris Brown on May 18, 2009 – 7:42 pm

Trent Edwards was asked about his 60-yard bomb for a TD to Terrell Owens during the first OTA practice session. Edwards offered the following.

“It was a pump route,” said Edwards. “We had run a route, which is just a deep route the play before and I had missed my read and I wanted to do it again on the opposite side to Terrell, and it was just a matter of putting the ball up and allowing him to make a play and that’s kind of what we need to do here.

“That’s why we brought him in here to do that and that’s why we brought in those guys up front, because they need to block for me. They need to block and allow us to make plays and throw the football like that.”

Interesting that Edwards referenced the offensive line, in particular the new guys in Hangartner, Wood and Levitre. In all likelihood those three will be entrusted with keeping the pocket intact long enough for Edwards to deliver on those kinds of plays.

Wood and Levitre didn’t begin with the first unit. Kirk Chambers was at left guard and Seth McKinney was at right, but both were replaced for reps during series by Wood and Levitre. It’s evident that the coaching staff wants them in the lineup sooner rather than later, and after making them first and second round picks this spring you understand why.


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