Checked in on the Shock at Tuesday's practice and put together a notebook that will run in Wednesday's S-R. Take a look at the unedited version below.
There is no rest-vs.-rust debate as far as the Spokane Shock are concerned.
As practice was winding down Tuesday, head coach Adam Shackleford told his players, “This isn’t a mess-around game. This isn’t a warm-up game for the playoffs.”
In other words, Shackleford is treating this game just like any other on the 16-game schedule.
“We want to win,” he said. “There is a recruiting battle (for players) between us and
There are two schools of thought for teams that have wrapped up seeds and hosting rights before reaching the finish line of the regular season. In 2006, ex-Shock coach Chris Siegfried rested a couple of key players and considered limiting quarterback Kyle Rowley to two quarters against
“It always helps to go into the playoffs on a run,” Davila said. “It’s been a fact in any sport when a team is on a winning streak it’s a good sign for them. For me, I need live reps to stay sharp.”
“It was a huge relief last week (winning against
Joked Davila: “I’ve been telling (Vijil) all week I’m not throwing to him in practice.”
Defensive back Virgil Gray will fill in for Vijil on kick returns. Gray handled two kicks against
“I played for
Defensive back Aaron Williams (knee) and receiver Andy Olson (ribs) practiced Tuesday. Shackleford said their status will be determined later this week. Williams is returning from knee surgery while Olson’s ribs have been bothersome for several weeks. … Friends and relatives of Shock players gobbled up more than 200 tickets for the Central Valley game in