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Firebirds calling quarterback position 'game-time decision'

Marcus Brooks' job is in question for Saturday's game (Source: WALB) Marcus Brooks' job is in question for Saturday's game (Source: WALB)
Antwone Savage was recently inducted to the Albany Sports Hall of Fame (Source: WALB) Antwone Savage was recently inducted to the Albany Sports Hall of Fame (Source: WALB)
Nate Samas is the front-runner to start Saturday (Source: WALB) Nate Samas is the front-runner to start Saturday (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

If there's one thing we've learned from the Firebirds management, they will stop nothing to put a winning product on the field.

Georgia already changed head coaches...now Antwone Savage is reconsidering the man under the center.

Marcus Brooks has started at quarterback for the first 5 games. Since Savage took over as head coach, Brooks has posted a 2-2 record.

Now, Savage is calling the quarterback position a game-time decision between Brooks and mid-season roster addition Nate Samas.

Samas is an Americus native and a former Fort Valley State football player. Savage hasn't given him the job yet...but going into the final practice of the week..the left-hander has the edge.

"We're leaning towards him (Nate) hoping he can come out this week and give us an advantage early," said Savage who was recently inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame. "That's what we're hoping. He's fast on his reads, he gets the ball out and he's real good with his feet."

And Samas is well-aware he may get his name called.

"He chopped it up with me a little bit here and there," Samas said of coach Savage. "Just saying 'be ready at all times, your time is going to come. Just be patient. you're time will come to shine, shine when you come.'"

The Firebirds are calling this weekend's game a Mandatory win. They're facing the Myrtle Beach Freedom.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM in the Albany Civic Center.

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