Monday, August 1, 2011

33 Days: Chase Vasser

Looking mean...
Woo-sah, woo-sah...

It's a Monday. You're just getting yor work week started and you're looking for a little Dawgly dish to brighten your morning. Well, look no further because you've come to the right place. It's only 33 very, very short days to kickoff in Atlanta and if you're looking for some good news this morning, Happy Birthday!

I'd say you found it there. If I had to be completely honest I'd say that I'm starting to get a little excited, especially since fall camp kicks off Thursday with the season's first practice.

Anyway, today's highlighted player is western Hall county product, Chase Vasser. He goes 6'3 and 230 and thoroughly enjoys long, moonlit walks on the beach, three course meals by candlelight, and the occasional glass of red with a good compilation of Emily Dickinson's works of the 1850's. He's also a real big fan of one of the most epic love song duos of the late 80's'.

His favorite...

All of this isn't because he's a really sappy guy, but because it keeps him centered, "like a well-hewn Bikram yoga master" in his words. If he didn't have some of the finer things in life he just might snap and make like Arnold in the first Terminator movie. Needless to say, it wouldn't be a pretty sight.

It's a shame that part of his training regime is watching re-runs of The Golden Girls last year. I can't figure out for the life of me why Van Halanger would do that to the kid, but I guess that kind of explains part of the S&C troubles lately. I think even the meanest of mean would start to lose their edge doing a thing like that. I bet JoeT quickly made an adjustment there.


Chase is currently listed on the depth chart right behind Jarvis Jones. He was a regular on special teams last year, but he may have the opportunity to get a couple more snaps early on this year depending on how JJ's situation pans out. I'm not acutely aware of Chase's ability as a pass rusher, run stopper, or coverage guy, but I'd say that there would be some drop off there in all three categories.

He's also going to be battling for PT with Ray Drew, so there's a chance that Chase might get squeezed out depending on how Drew looks in fall camp. Either way, I think Chase will get more of an opportunity than he did last year when he accounted for 3 tackles in the nine games he played.


Next Up: No. 32, Brandon Bogotay

1 comment:

  1. His parents should have named him "Chase Passer" instead.

    On second thought,"Passer Thrower-On-To-The-Ground-And-Causing-Fumble" would be even better!

    Here's hoping Chase will live up to the latter name this season.