“It is stressful, but what’s different about this is maybe these kids are trying too hard, I don’t know. I don’t have any problem with their effort or their attitude. I know they’re disappointed when they turn the ball over, but it just seems to come up. I not only feel bad for us, but for them, too. I want them to be successful. I want them to understand the benefits and reap the rewards for their effort. That’s what’s a little bit different.
“Normally you’re grinding your teeth to find out what’s going wrong but these kids understand it. In the locker room after the game a couple of them stood up and said they have to start doing it. I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to help them get through this stage, whatever that is. It just lets the air out of the balloon when we have the turnovers. I mean, we’re moving the ball and everything’s going good. Then all of a sudden we make a 10-yard gain and we fumble the football or it gets tipped and intercepted. That’s what’s frustrating.
“I think we’re on a little string of bad luck, too. You just start scratching you’re head when those things happen.” Coach Friedgen’s comments from terrapintimes.com.
Ralph thought that perhaps Nick Ferrara was overused which led to him possibly missing the 2 4th quarter FGs. Travis Baltz hopefully will be back this week to handle the punting duties. Also, Ralph said to expect to see more of JaMarr Robinson and possibly Danny O’Brien at QB, figuring he has to get these guys some time at QB fo rthe future.
freddy from boca
It’s time to start working in the qb’s of the future because theRe isn’t any future with Turner. Hard to imagine, though I hope I’m wrong, the Terps turning this season around. Let Robinson and O’Brien play some in each of the next 2-3 games and the the guy who shows the most should take a majority of the snaps in the final couple of games.