There were introductory periods during the summer, some more during the bye week. It’s still not the same, but it has helped in the early going, especially for a defensive unit that has very little experience facing the offense. Even the mistakes, Bobo said, will be useful tools of learning.
Four plays later, he connected with Jordan Norwood for a 36-yard touchdown pass, then repeated a similar cycle in the third quarter: Two plays after taking his first sack of the night, Siemian evaded the rush and found Emmanuel Sanders for an 18-yard pass and a first down.
The highly touted defensive recruit that arrived at Virginia three years ago and the dispirited Andrew Brown that coach Bronco Mendenhall encountered last December had very little in common.
Brown, a five-star recruit and Gatorade national player of the year, had lost his way.
He had quickly found his way into then-defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta’s doghouse once he got on campus.
“You cheap NFL jerseys can’t argue with the couple big plays (Siemian) makes,” offensive coordinator cheap jerseys Rick Dennison said. “Like everybody else, the other 10 that are on the field, it’s a consistency issue. That’ll come with experience. We just need it to happen fast.”
For Siemian, who was selected as the team’s second offensive team captain alongside Thomas last weekend, the defeat offered another chance for self-evaluation. The offense will probably need to be sharper to have a chance against New wholesale jerseys Orleans (4-4), which is averaging 30.3 points per game, second best in the league.