If Collins undergoes surgery, he will miss some time in the spring with new defensive coordinator James Bettcher as he installs his defense. Collins would still be able Spencer Long Jersey to go through meetings, but he would miss out on practice reps. If he is able to come back by the start of training camp, he should have no problem catching up.
On Monday, Collins sounded excited about Bettcher’s scheme.
Today we went over two schemes and it’s perfect, Collins said. While he was going over it, it was like I was in college again. It was back to what I knew like the back of my hand and it’s going to play fast because it’s very stern.
At the moment, we’re not even sure who the quarterbacks will be when OTAs begin. Josh McCown and Bridgewater will be there, but will Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty? The quarterback room is expected to get a new resident in next week’s NFL draft.
If the Jets take a quarterback at No. 3, as expected, will that mean the end for Petty and/or Hackenberg? Petty appears to be a definite goner. There are still some people in the organization clinging to the hope of getting something out of Hackenberg, but he will be the fourth quarterback in a four-man group if he survives the next few weeks.
On the mound — In his second home start of the season, Ohtani got worked over by the Red Sox Tuesday night, giving up a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts to begin the game and three runs in just two innings before exiting. His fastball location was poor, and the Angels subsequently announced he was removed after developing a blister on his pitching hand during the second inning.
At the plate — On Friday night in Kansas City, Ohtani went 2-for-4, including his first double, to bring his season line to .367/.424./.767.
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At the plate — He should get Wednesday — the day after his start on the mound — off as a rest day, so the earliest he’s expected to be back in the Angels lineup would be Thursday against Boston.
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On the mound — Depending on how they respond to Ohtani’s short start against the Red Sox, his next start may have to wait until the Angels’ homestand against the Astros from April 23-25.