East-West Shrine Game: Day 1
January, 13, 2014
By Steve Muench | ESPN Insider
Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY SportsHeisman Trophy finalist and Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch showed his skills -- and an erratic arm.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Practices for the 89th East-West Shrine Game kicked off today and there were several NFL talent evaluators looking for a player -- or players -- who can help their team the way running back Zac Stacy, who played for the East last January, helped the Rams in 2013.
East head coach Jerry Glanville and West head coach Romeo Crennel approached their first practices in different ways. The East practiced in full pads and featured plenty of contact in the earlier practice, while the West practiced in helmets and stressed installation of schemes over physicality in the second practice of the day.
There were more mistakes in the first practice, but evaluators prefer Glanville's approach because they understand players are trying to pick up what they are being asked to do, so the scouts expect mistakes.