Trent Edwards looks more comfortable in his role as the starting quarterback, and his teammates are noticing.
Edwards has been more vocal with his teammates, has been more apt to approach his receivers in between series to discuss things that may have just happened or just to make sure they’re on the same page. He’s also been more encouraging of his teammates if they make a good play.
“He’s matured as the quarterback and as the quarterback you need to be a leader,” said Lee Evans. ”He’s definitely a lot more vocal this year, a lot more vocal in camp and I think it just goes to show just how much more confident he is. If he plays well then usually the offense plays well.”
“You’ve got to have a good relationship with your quarterback because he’s not going to see everything and vice versa,” said Roscoe Parrish. ”If you beat your guy on a route you’re not going to come to him and say, ‘Dang why didn’t you throw me the ball.’ You just let him know that you had your guy and when you watch film you talk about it. It’s all just about staying positive with one another.”
In years prior it may have proven more difficult for Edwards to assert himself knowing there were clear favorites in the locker room that preferred J.P. Losman as the starter or due to the fact that he wasn’t a proven QB. This year Edwards isn’t getting bogged down in all of that and has simply chosen to fill the role of leader and move forward. We’ll see how that helps to lift the offense as a whole in the coming days when the preseason begins Friday night, but the positive signs are on the rise.
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