The assembled media gathered around Chris Jones Monday, hoping to learn who the starting quarterback would be for Saskatchewan’s season opener against Toronto.
He didn’t tell them.
One gets the feeling he didn’t let the quarterbacks know on Monday, either.
Jones should be given credit for the way he handles quarterbacks. Last season, when Kevin Glenn was pulled early in a game in favour of Brandon Bridge, Jones had to reiterate to the media that Glenn was still the starter.
Bridge didn’t have extensive experience.
Jones said when a starter gets pulled in baseball in the third inning, he is seldom in danger of no longer being a starter. Glenn knew he would have to perform or be pulled, yet knew where he stood.
Now that Bridge has valuable experience under his belt, Jones has promised that it will be an open competition with Zach Collaros for the starters role. It appears that will the case.
As we all know, competition brings the best out of every one.