Scrimmage report

August 21st, 2009

The defense dominated as Hawaii scrimmaged today t the grass practice field. Starting quarterback Greg Alexander sat out as UH looks to make a decision on No. 2. Walk-on sophomore transfer Bryant Moniz took a big step forward by directing the offense’s only touchdown drive, hitting Kealoha Pilares on a post route for a 19-yard score.

One highlight came before the scrimmage, when Blaze Soares intercepted a pass and collided with fellow linebacker Jake Heun, who was also going for the ball. Big crash, but both came out of it unscathed.

Safety Kenny Estes ended the practice on crutches. The initial diagnosis is that it is a wrenched knee, but with no ligament damage. An MRI will be taken.

The kicking game was disappointing. Short field goal attempts were missed punts averaged under 40 yards and one was blocked.

“We need Chad Ocho Cinco,” mused an observer, referring to the Bengals receiver who kicked an extra point in an NFL preseason game last night.

-By Dave Reardon

9 Responses to “Scrimmage report”

  1. letsgowarriors:

    EBtm1 must be jumping for joy.

  2. lori:

    thanx DR….looks like K Estes is having injury problems w his shoulder and now, his knee.
    Depthwise we can use him down the stretch and perhaps he should settle back a bit to heal. Good to hear Moniz is showing good stuff–it will be a long season and Alexander is going to be whacked more than once so we need someone in the wings to step in–remember last year?

  3. Nani:

    So offense and special teams not good? I guess 33% is better than zero.

  4. mpadello:

    1st three games will determine the season….my opinion…….my prediction…..very hard season for the Warriors this season………5-8…or 6-7 season………rough season 4 coach mac………


  5. uhwarriors:

    For anyone who went to the Sugar Bowl and made it Johnny White’s on Bourbon St., you’ll remember Lynn Sapir, the Iolani and UH alumnus who owns Johnny White’s with his wife Janeen. Lynn and Janeen were back in town for the first time in over 5 years. They hadn’t been back since before Katrina. It’s been really rough economically in New Orleans. Lynn said the Sugar Bowl week was the best week for business that he has had since Katrina and the most fun he ever had running Johnny White’s. He thanks all who stopped by. He really appreciated all the Hawaii support. He also said if anyone from Hawaii is in New Orleans to stop by and he’ll buy you a drink.

  6. badayu:

    not only alexander sat out the scrimmage, but the 5-O in the front also watched from the sides. no wonder the offense couldn’t get anything going, and that was mostly against the 2nd and 3rd team defense.
    still don’t know why 6 can’t block 4, because 3 out of 4 pass plays the qb’s are hurried and there was about 5 called sacks.
    if the line can’t block, this offense will suck big time. which means alot of defensive highlights again. this team should be better than last years, but we will have to wait and see if they can pull out enough wins…
    the punter is definitely OVERRATED. dude punted the ball around 40 yards in the air, but minus 12 yards to the line of scrimmage and that’s a 28 yard punt. plus he got one stuffed in his face.

  7. North shore:

    The O-line was terrible last year and will be terrible again this year. Alexander is a scrub who only plays good against scrub teams. Put him in against a Boise State or Fresno and watch him crumble because he’s SCARED!!!!

  8. 808 Warrior:

    Seems like alot of the things I loved about the Warriors are going away, e.g. the pass-happy offense, the black uniforms and now the haka. I just saw on the 6:00 news last night that they decided to scrap the haka. What next? Rehire Dick Tomey and bring back the rainbow uniforms? We’re going backwards……

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