Malleck and Stanford on the passing game

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Ryan Malleck

Ryan Malleck

On how he’s progressed: “I think in the offseason I prepared myself well in the weight room, our 7-on-7, working with Logan in the spring and so far this camp.  Not only with my blocking, but running routes.”

On whether he feels like there is more of an emphasis on the tight ends in this offense: “Yeah, a lot of plays we are the #1 read sometimes, which is good.  Lots of over the middle routes where Logan looks for us.”

On whether the tight ends were always the third, fourth or fifth read in the past: “Yeah.”

On how quickly the guys behind him are picking things up: “Quick.  Duan is looking good.  He’s been playing real well.  Zack too, and Darius.  But yeah, they made a great transition to tight end.”

Joshua Stanford

On how Saturday’s scrimmage went: “I felt that personally I could have done a lot better.  Offensively, the coaches are telling us we could have done way better.  I feel like it wasn’t as good as we would have liked to perform.  But we learn from the past, we watched the film, we’re building on it to get better.  We’re ready to move forward.”

On what went wrong on Saturday: “Some of the stuff was schematics.  Like making the right reads on a particular play, lining up, reading the defenses, obviously making plays.  Overall it wasn’t our best showing, but we learned from it and we’re ready to move forward.”

On whether that’s to be expected for a group that’s so young: “Umm, I guess so, but we’re all going to see the field and we’re all going to play.  At that point, young or old, you still have to make plays.  You’re put in the position where you have to make plays and contribute to the team because the team is expecting that out of you.  And that goes for all the players who play.”

On whether he feels like there are no excuses at this point: “It’s not an excuse.  I don’t think it’s an excuse.  If it was an excuse, then you’d be on the sideline because they didn’t think that you could perform.”

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  1. VT could do well to invite Ernest Wilford to practice for a few days to work with the recievers.

    Ernest made a major adjustment in his college career when he decided to catch passes instead of dropping them. It was obviously a mental adjustment. He always had the physical requirements, but after a few drops in college games he clearly made a super mental adjustment.

    His skill at catching tough passes made him excel in the NFL. Perhaps he could communicate his adjustment techniques to the current crop of VT receivers.

    1. Actually, Ernest went out in the offseason and caught more than 100 balls a day. he improved his hands the old-fashioned way: hard work.

  2. “Yeah, a lot of plays we are the #1 read sometimes, which is good. Lots of over the middle routes where Logan looks for us.”

    Even though I enjoy reading that, I wonder if maybe he should not have been so specific.

    1. I am glad he said it because they have to plan for it now when in the past everyone knew it was not going to happen.

  3. I love hearing “Lots of over the middle routes where Logan looks for us” about the tight ends. That’s a position and a route that we’ve badly underutilized for the last…well, seems like forever.

    1. We have always thought we needed the extra pass protection. The TE was a distant option. Now running a route is like blocking a LB or safety. It is the future of the game. I understand we are going to split the TE’s out, too. I am so curious to see our offense. Perhaps, it is not warranted to expect too much against Bama, but it will be fun to examine the O anyway.

      Maybe some trickeration with Parker or Caleb.

          1. Such a sad but very true comment. Hokies have been wanting a multi-functional offensive plan for years. Opponents are going to lose their lunch as we start to develop one. It could be too soon to see the results in 9days, 5hrs, 15min but perhaps Sunday morning, the Tide wakes up wondering “What in the H just happened to us last night”.

            Go Hokies

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