Three for Three with Reggie Carter: Pt. 5

On if the Prince injury should have been called a helmet-to-helmet penalty:
“I play linebacker, so I hope they never throw that flag. The hardest part of your equipment is a piece of steal, your facemask. I’m leading with my facemask every time. If you catch me, you catch me. But it didn’t look like it was that bad of a hit.”

On UCLA’s quarterback health issues:
“Wow, they do go down every year. I think this year we’re a close team, were tight, we tell the offense regardless of who’s back there, we’re going to play our game. We should be fine, we’re not going to let them score too many points.”

On confidence with Prince gone:
“If they don’t score, regardless how many picks our quarterback throws, it doesn’t matter. I don’t know if it will give us something more; maybe it’ll be motivation, more fuel to the fire. Maybe we have to play great now because our quarterback is down.”

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  • Reformed Droog

    I pulled the video off of my DVR. I think someone was asking for the clip of Prince getting hit.

    http://www.ltdan.com/videos/prince/

    It’s close, and the defensive player is leading with his helmet, but it’s not something I would have called as a ref.

  • doug4ucla

    Reggie is right I watched the replay over and over and the guy who got to Prince 1st went right under his face mask with his helmet,the last guy was late but did not do the damage………

  • samohopar

    Wasn’t there practice today?

  • Slippery Pete

    Prince was not wearing his mouthpiece. Bad move.

  • 8clp4u

    “Maybe we have to play great now because our quarterback is down.” Come on Reggie we should be playing great every down, every game! You need to have the mind of a Champion, you must be a Dorrell recruit……

  • Anonymous

    The worst thing about it all is the fact that it doesn’t look like a safety to me. The football broke the plane before Prince went down.

  • ocbruinbacker

    Yeah 8 clap, your really questioning Reggie Carters heart and motivation? You don’t think the defense puts it all on line every Saturday? C’mon man, he’s just saying they need to step it up in our QB’s absence.
    I’m in no way a Dorrell apologist, but he did help bring in Rahim Moore and Co. who are leading the charge back to prominence.

  • bruinbiochem06

    8clp4u,

    Reggie Carter always gives a great effort. You don’t know what you’re talking about…

  • 8clp4u

    Ocbruinbacker and bruinbiochem06, I am not disrespecting Reggie’s play on the field or heart whatsoever, I just can’t understand why he would make a comment like that, I know a few of the Bruins personally like Brian Price and ATV and I am sure they would agree with me. Being from a football family I was brought up to always put your best on the field no matter who goes down. I know our D plays hard and practice hard as well, I have been to a few of there practices and have seen it. Let me guess you guys play tennis?

    Move on Fella’s

    Go Bruins!

  • so west Coast

    8clap, was it even worth nitpicking reggie’s choice of words? talk is cheap anyway. reggie’s the guy that was still playing hard in that 59-0 loss to BYU.

  • Anonymous

    Practice updates? Anyone? Bueller?

  • bigdogsec21

    bruinbiochem06 on Three for Three with Reggie Carter: Pt. 5Gentlemen, I whole heartedly agree with 8clap!! Reggie says maybe we should be great? Being great is a expectation and a frame of mind a bruin should always have especially a starting middle linebacker!! We can’t decide to be great because of circumstance, if your great be “great” all the time!!! Didn’t know some fellow bruin fans were that soft!!

  • BruinFreak

    8Clp, I think Reggie is talking about the performance of the team, and not so much the effort aspect of it. The defense/football team has to play well and not make costly mistakes. When that happens, even a with a subpar performance from the QB, the Bruins will have a chance to win.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Reggie is talking about the extra gear that teams can play at for short periods of time. Great teams can stay in that gear longer but even those teams can’t maintain that level for the whole game.

  • Anonymous

    Coming up this Friday at noon, at the Pasadena Quarterback Club at Brookside Clubhouse:

    Rick Neuheisel, UCLA Bruins Football, Head Football Coach and

    Jim Bonds, St. Francis High School

  • so west Coast

    lack of updates leads to ridiculously trivial arguments in the comments section.

  • Joe Bruin

    Excellent point, so west Coast.

    Since Jon has not posted yet, let’s do a silly comments section poll. Who do you send in as quarterback to run the two minute offense and why?

    a. Tony Danza
    b. Bea Arthur
    c. Jar Jar Binks
    d. Garfield
    e. Rattrap (from ‘Beast Wars’)
    f. Wesley Crusher

    I choose Wesley Crusher, because he always performs well under pressure and displays a lot of leadership upside potential.

  • Joe B

    Excellent point, so west Coast.

    Since Jon has not posted yet, let’s do a silly comments section poll. Who do you send in as quarterback to run the two minute offense and why?

    a. Tony Danza
    b. Bea Arthur
    c. Jar Jar Binks
    d. Garfield
    e. Rattrap (from ‘Beast Wars’)
    f. Wesley Crusher

    I choose Wesley Crusher, because he always performs well under pressure and displays a lot of leadership upside potential.

  • Searchin’ for Lost Jon

    *** Jon Gold – where are you? ***

    *** Where are the updates? ***

  • BigMac

    No disrespect to Jon, but lifting quotes from interviews we can all watch on the UCLA Athletics website isn’t really all that useful, is it? I’d rather read some exclusive stuff peppered with insider information.

  • Anonymous

    he was talking about the team as a whole. everyone knows there are so many things to fix on the offensive unit alone with all the youth starting. this team is far from being great. he was referring to everyone who misses an assignment, the dropped passes missed tackles, etc.

  • ReformedDroog

    Totally loaded poll…

    You’ve only got two legitimate options between Danza and Crusher and somehow you chose the wrong one.

    As for Hwil Hweaton, he’s 120 pounds soaking wet. Maybe he’s good under pressure, but if he even got touched in a flag football game he’d go down like the Titanic. Running my two-minute drill where I expect at least one critical quarterback sneak? I think not.

    And don’t you remember the intro for Who’s the Boss where Danza is straight FLYING into home plate? Clearly he’s got athletic ability. He might be old, but those guns in the rack are still loaded, my friend. As for working under pressure, can you imagine the nads it took to film that show for 8 years knowing you could NEVER touch Alyssa Milano?

    Come on, Joe, you got a UCLA education – use it!