Not much going on in the news today. But that isn't all that surprising. After all, how many ways can you say the team has great potential but a lot of quesions? Today is Media day so hopefully we will get reports from all the media outlets either later today or tomorrow. The season is finally upon us and I couldn't be more excited!!
The Herald is the only paper with an article today and they list out the questions that we have with each of the players going into training camp. Lots of questions and hopefully we will start to get answers with the official opening of training camp tomorrow.
The Globe doesn't have an article but have a photo gallery of Doc at home that goes with their article about Doc and his devotion to his family that they printed yesterday.
that gives us a bit more info from the season ticket holders' picnic. This quote caught my attention:
Calder wrote: Do you think this is the year that everything comes together on the defensive end? I mean, you’ve got some young guys, but also good perimeter defenders and rebounding bigs Tony Brown wrote: yes our defensive strength is out on the perimeter Calder wrote: so does that mean you’ll be doing a lot of switching and trapping (he started nodding his head before I could finish) or will you be playing any man-to-man? Tony Brown wrote: We’ll be switching and trapping and using pressure defense
Be still my heart. They are talking about playing defense. And not just playing defense but trapping and pressure defense. Now, if they can do it and not just talk about it, that would be excellent. Check out the Real GM thread for some good pictures as well.
I like the idea that we are going to try to up our defensive pressure. But thinking back a few years ago, when we had Dick Harter as defensive coach under Jim O'Brien, we were a solid defensive team (in terms of FG%), but we were like chaotic defensive team. We did a lot of scrambling and running like mad. We looked like a bunch of chickens with our heads cut off. It did not seem like we were in control (like how the Pistons and Spurs look on defense).
But I guess I should be happy with whatever works. As long as we improve our defense and keep our opponents from scoring more than us, I will be happy.