Football position battles heat up as season approaches
By Gregor Avey
August 28, 2007
The Kansas City Chiefs arenâ€™t the only Missouri team with a quarterback competition going on. The Missouri Western football team has one itself.
The starting quarterback position for the football team is still up in the air. The competition is between Barron Bradshaw and Drew Newhart. Both are good athletes and neither quarterback has made this an easy decision for the
football coaching staff.
Drew Newhart is a local product from Cameron, Missouri were he was the quarterback of the state championship teams for Cameron. He is listed at 6â€™0â€ 185 pounds.
Barron Bradshaw is an instate product from St.. Louis, Missouri. He is known for his great arm strength. He is listed at 6â€™2â€ 196 pounds.
As I stated before Bradshawâ€™s biggest strength is his arm strength and his leadership ability.Newhartâ€™s strengths are his mobility and he is a little quicker than Bradshaw. The race between the two quarterbacks is dead even. Both quarterbacks are well liked by their teammates and show great leadership skills.
This year could also end up like last year and both quarterbacks could see playing time. Either way they go I believe either quarterback can be successful and lead the Griffons to great success.
Putting together a depth chart is like putting a puzzle together.Each piece has to fit together. Starters from last yearâ€™s team leaving gave opportunities to players to grab a starting spot.
Another position for opportunity is the wide receiver position. With Jarrett Brooks departure it has opened up for guys to step up into a bigger role. Players that could fill this role are Andrew Mead, Joey Harris, Anthony Anderson and Zach Sharp.
For the team to be successful this upcoming season young guys are going to have to step up and be playmakers. Young guys like Andrew Gilmore, Kendall Davis, Demarcus Trotter and Thomas Hodges. The team maybe young, but they are athletic and have a strong core of senior leadership.
The mix of young guys and returning players is what makes this team interesting. Watching this team this year will be exciting. It will be interesting to see how the team adapts to the new coordinators and also see how the new starters adapt
to their new roles. No matter what the outcomes of the games this team will be young and exciting to watch this season.