Sperduto experiments with Kats quarterbacks

Friday, April 6, 2001 at 1:00am

Something old or something new? Something comfortable or something slightly dangerous?

Those are at least some of the questions Nashville Kats coach Pat Sperduto has to ponder as he tries to determine who will be quarterback for his team in the season opener April 13 at Gaylord Entertainment Center against the Orlando Predators. Will veteran Andy Kelly call the signals or will second-year quarterback James Brown get the nod as the Predators and Kats tangle in a rematch of last year's Arena Bowl?

"You go with one and bite the bullet," Sperduto said. "It's Andy's job to lose and James's job to gain. We will go from there."

The evaluation process began last week in a 40-18 loss to the Los Angeles Avengers and will continue tonight when the Kats travel to Grand Rapids, Mich., to take on the Rampage at 6:30.

"We have gone back to a lot of the basics," Sperduto said as he discussed preparation for the last preseason game of the year. "I want to see blocking, tackling, running, throwing and catching.

"We put a lot of emphasis on our quarterbacks and their decision-making process and the competition between them. We want to see them both fight hard for what is at stake here

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