Its nice that we have a lot of players that were able to gain experience. That will certainly help us as we get ready for next season. As Dority and Gueye prepare for their professional careers, theres no question that the torch has been passed to Peters and his younger teammates. A bulk of next seasons returners were still in high school a year ago and now theyre ready to become core of Valparaisos program. I dont think any of us really knew what was coming last year, Peters said.
During a break at the NFL Owners Meetings in Orlando Tuesday, general manager Jason Licht confirmed the team is hopeful Nicks will be ready not only for the season but for offseason workouts. Were gathering all the intel that we have there with all the doctors we sent him to, Licht said. Hes been rehabbing. Things look promising.
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You saw a guy like Russell Wilson that was taken where he was taken and very quickly found his way in the lineup, said Pettine. Once guys are in, where they were taken and how we acquired them, that disappears. If we get an undrafted free agent quarterback and he comes in and wows everybody and ends up being the starter, then hell be the starter. He acknowledged that its a possibility that hell start a rookie quarterback this season and that he wouldnt hesitate to do so. I was part of Mark Sanchez starting and taking us to the AFC Championship Game with the Jets, said Pettine. I was part of Joe Flacco actually coming out of training camp as the third (quarterback) in Baltimore.