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Silvers to Start; Team Goals Still Top Priority

Jim Zorn (right) announced Brandon Silvers (left) as the Dragons' starting QB for the season opener.

SEATTLE -- Coach Jim Zorn may have announced a starting quarterback, but even in doing so he's being careful to not let individual position competitions pull focus from team objectives.

Brandon Silvers will start, according to an update Zorn gave to the Seattle Times.

Tuesday at Memorial Stadium, Silvers and BJ Daniels continued to split snaps as the Dragons' only two quarterbacks on the roster.

See the official 52-player roster annouced Monday.

Zorn isn't in a rush to reveal other starters yet, with the opening game at DC still 11 days away (Feb. 8, 11 a.m. PT, ABC).

"We're asking them to think team. Team. Not of themselves. When you give the idea, that team, wins ... it's about trusting each other that each single guy is doing his job."

Head coach Jim Zorn

The team continues to work on special teams daily, especially because the XFL rules for kickoffs and punts encourage returns, and vary from rules the players have previously experienced in in their career.

"There's certain aspects about special teams in this game that are going to look different to the fan ... it's going to be an important play for field position. We have to play it right."

Jim Zorn

The Dragons practice again at Memorial Stadium on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. PT.

Follow @xfldragons as the team counts down to the XFL 2020 season opener, Seattle Dragons at DC Defenders Feb. 8.

 

 

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