Friedgen: Scott is 'Hurting' After Fumbles
I asked Coach Ralph Friedgen about the mental state of running back Da’Rel Scott because I’m curious how Scott has been holding up after three fumbles in his last two games. Here is a guy who comes in as the returning all-ACC first-team running back this season. He’s got high hopes. And he sees himself benched during games because he can’t hold on to the football.
Here is what Friedgen said:
"Da'Rel is hurting. I thought he practiced very hard last night and I didn't see any remorse but I saw more determination. That's what I would expect out of Da'Rel. I was pleased with his work last night and I think more than anything else this is going to be a conscious thing for Da'Rel. When you are a running back, sometimes things like this happen. Case in point is Tiki Barber when he was with the Giants. He had this problem and then all of a sudden he went on a tremendous streak where he never fumbled the ball and it changed him into one of the best running backs in the NFL. So I think if Da'Rel approaches this as a weakness that he needs to make a strength, I think it will make him a better player in the long run."
September 30, 2009; 3:10 PM ET
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