FOOTBALL: Calling For Help
After Losing Spiffy Evans, BC Is Searching Even More Desperately For Receiving Threats
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 03:10
“Dave might be one of the best competitors on our football team,” Addazio said. “He’s the guy that took every snap at pre-season camp, tailback receiver, et cetera.
“He’s a highly accountable guy. Dave is going to go out there and do his job, be where he’s supposed to be, catch the ball if the ball is thrown to him. We’re going to rely on him heavily as not only a receiver but a punt returner. I know Dave will get that job done.”
Addazio echoed that same confidence in Willis that he showed in the sophomore Dudeck.
“Myles has really developed quite well, is an explosive player, kind of a complement to Andre because they have different running styles,” Addazio said. “Myles, he’s really quick and has sharp cuts. Andre is a big, strong, powerful, fast guy. Myles is a little more elusive. They complement each other a little bit. We have complete faith in Myles. You have seen Myles in the game and you’ll continue to see him even more in the game.”
While traditional throws down the field may be taken away, Willis gives BC the option to convert quick screens out of the backfield to throw the defense off balance. It’s an option Rettig will need to hit if it’s available, and although he had a poor performance last week, Addazio’s faith in his senior quarterback isn’t shaken.
“You’ve got to have great confidence and you’ve got to understand going in that it’s not always going to go right and mistakes are going to happen and those things are going to get magnified,” Addazio said of Rettig. “But at the end of the day, the guys on the team know who prepares hard every day, they know who competes hard every day. So that’s all you can do. And try not to get too caught up in all that stuff.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that Chase gives us our best opportunity to win right now. He’s an experienced veteran player and a game manager. Chase is where it’s at right now and we’re going to move forward with Chase.”