Sunday, April 10, 2011

Can Lavasier Tuinei Become A Go-to Guy?

Gary Horowitz of the Statesman-Journal has a feature on Lavasier Tuinei, who the Ducks are counting on to make a jump forward in 2011.

The 6-5 216 wideout caught 36 passes last season, and with Jeff Maehl and D.J. Davis gone, he's Oregon's tallest and most experienced receiver.

Horowitz spoke to Darron Thomas, who said, "He's gonna be my go-to guy," Thomas said after Friday's practice at the Moshofsky Center. "I tell him every time, 'something going wrong, I gotta come talk to you.' "

Tuinei says he's ready for a leadership role.  He has the reach, runs well after catch, and he's a tough blocker.  His role becomes even more important with Josh Huff down with an as-yet undetermined injury.

Duck Down:  In the photo accompanying the article, Huff is clutching the front of his knee, not the back.  The doctors will have the definitive say, but you wonder if it might be a damaged kneecap rather than a ligament tear.  There was no contact on the injury; Huff hurt himself laying out for a pass.

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