Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Moore: App's Edwards played hurt Saturday

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore just had a wrap-up-the-season conference call, and went into detail on quarterback Armanti Edwards' physical problems in Saturday's playoff loss to Richmond, a game in which Edwards threw five interceptions after totaling four in the season's first 13 games.

"He wasn't 100 percent, that's for sure," Moore said. "I think anybody that's seen him play knows that. He had a hip pointer that he got about three weeks ago. Then he hurt a knee; it wasn't a surgical kind of deal, just aggravating. And Tuesday in practice, it began to bother him a little bit more than it had in the past.

"And he was just limited. He threw a couple bad balls, a couple of them off his back foot. It's strange; he did the same thing against South Carolina State. He tried to throw the ball away, he just didn't have anything on it. And some of that's the hip pointer; the only time it really bothered him was when he was throwing. He couldn't throw the ball with the velocity that he wanted to."

--Stan Olson