Learning On His Feet
J.P. Bekasiak adjusts to
the other side of the ball
June 04, 2008
The Hamilton Spectator
(Jun 4, 2008)
excerpt...'It isn't easy.
Particularly for a guy who's really still learning the game
-- he never played football until his final year of high school --
and who's never played a down in a game on the O-line.
His entire offensive experience consists of
with Bleamer in the off-season,
[ [i] At least he isn't starting
completely cold in Training Camp
This is encouraging.[/i]]
these practices, and a tryout
with the Minnesota Vikings.
He's not the only man at camp facing
a significant positional change.
Former tight end Kori Dickerson is going
the other way onto the defensive line.
While Dickerson deserves respect
for the switch he's making,
even he would probably have to acknowledge
Bekasiak's adjustment is more profound.
with the first exhibition
game just eight days away,
and the first regular-season
game just two weeks after that,
can he be ready?
"I hope so," he says. "I believe in myself."