WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Spring football games feature players at different stages of their career. Seniors will naturally be ahead of freshmen, while injured players returning to form after a long absence may lag the extra step that healthy players have.
It also holds true for offensive and defensive units. The defense tends to be ahead of the offense, and the Monmouth football spring game Saturday at Kessler Field was no different. While many star players on both sides of the ball â€“ namely running back K.B. Asante for the offense and linebacker Dan Sullivan on the defense â€“ were held out for various reasons ranging from rest to injury, one thing held true: the pass rush is ahead of the offensive line tasked to prevent it.