Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
During Friday's game, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was on the sideline but said that won't necessarily be the case when the season begins on September 7. This is because he will be experimenting over the next few weeks to see what works best for him and the team.
"From the sideline when I see the huddle respond, break the huddle the way they did, then I know the quarterback is doing his job," Lazor said. "I'm not in there with them. I don't have a mic in there. But from the way the team responded to him, he was getting the job done."
One of the reasons Lazor was on the sideline Friday was so he could be closer to his team. Lazor said it was essential for him to see up close what was going on with the offense in the first preseason game.
"I definitely felt like I needed to be, (for) the first game, on the field to see our players as they came off the field," Lazor said, "the look in their eyes to see what the leadership looked like on the sideline, to see what the poise looked like on the sideline. I got a lot of questions answered Friday night. I was happy with a lot of what I saw, but we're not quite done making a decision yet."