Monday, August 10, 2009

Haden already knows 9 plays on offense

Steve Russell, WRUF's Sports Scene host, is reporting that Joe Haden has already learned 9 plays on offense.

If Haden can successfully transition back to offense, how will this change this year's offensive play calls? What does it mean for Tebow and Brantley as the QBs in terms of playing time? And does it mean that we get to see Tebow throw a few blocks? If so, it is win win.

Robbie Andreu has more on Haden here.

When asked if he planned to steal Tim Tebow's job, Haden said, "No, I'm not going to steal it, I'm going to borrow it for a second. I'm real excited about it. I've always told Coach Meyer I wanted to get back on that side of the ball even if just for two plays. I've been working with the quarterback coach (ScotLoeffler) after practice. I don't know how they're going to do it."

Haden is one of the Gators' best all-around athletes. He displayed his excellent open-field running skills last year against Georgia when he returned an interception 88 yards to set up a touchdown.

Haden can run it. He can also throw it. At Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md., he set a Maryland public school record with 7,371 career passing yards and tied the record for career touchdown passes with 80.

Harvin was a one-dimensional threat when he lined up at quarterback. Maybe Haden could be a dual threat, sort of like Tebow.

Photo: AP