How will Clay Helton‘s “Friday” depth chart work for the quarterbacks?
The starting quarterback always gets the majority of the snaps in practice. That means you know who is going to start by reps unless a QB is hurt and trying to heal.
Does Helton imply that a quarterback might get 20 percent of the snaps Tuesday-Thursday but then suddenly make a leap because the brain trust liked how he performed in practice more than the starter? Puh-leeze.
Most of the time you know who will start by practice snaps. I doubt it changes with Helton. He simply likes the way it sounds to the public to say he will keep players on their toes during the week.
They don’t really listen to him so I suppose it can’t hurt. But when the depth chart was released on Sunday last season, I doubt many players took it as a guarantee they would start the following Saturday.
But I thought Helton tried to show a tougher demeanor during his press conference Tuesday. No more Mr. Nice Guy!
P.S. I’m including the photo above, which was a moment of exasperation for Helton after I asked him a question at a press conference where I pointed out something he said wasn’t quite true.