Saturday, August 9, 2008

Fall Camp Update IV

QB: Tom Brandstater showed up late today and ran a few gassers after practice (no favoritism for the star QB). Passing game struggled a bit in 11-on-11 drill with Brandstater and Ryan Colburn.

RB: Reynard Camp put a nice move on Seyi Ajirotutu a punt coverage package. Lonyae Miller, Ryan Mathews and Jamaal Rashad all stood out in 11-on-11s. Every back is really laying into the LBs in drills.

WR: Prediction time -- Bear Pascoe sat out some of practice, feeling a bit ill today. Darren Newborne will find the end zone this year. Devon Wylie is causing DBs fits. Surprised TE Ryan Skidmore isn't working out with the vets yet. True freshman TE David Gory seeing some action on field goal protection unit.

OL: Charley Robbins still getting some work as first-team left guard, with Richard Pacheco at center. Joe Bernardi had some trouble running today.

DL: Today was true freshman Logan Harrell's turn to work with the veterans. Yesterday Anthony Williams got a try, and Thursday it was Chase McEntee. Harrell stood out at D-tackle. Bryce Harris was a big-time playmaker and got some first-string work. Cornell Banks spent practice on the exercise bike and doing other strengthening work. Unit disrupted the passing game all day.

LB: For the first time Chris Carter showed his inexperience at LB, and got a little on-field coaching from Ben Jacobs. Nico Herron looks nothing like a first-year starter. A bit of an off day for Austin Raphael.

DB: Plethora of mixing and matching going on with corners and safeties. Sharrod Davis today is vast improvement from Sharrod Davis of this time last year. He had a pick in drills, and showed superb coverage ability on a deep route by Darren Newborne. A.J. Jefferson had a standout day in pass coverage as well. Moses Harris showing great new closing speed. Frank Manquero struggled to keep up with receivers.

ST: The 'Dogs seem to have found a young new weapon at kicker in walk-on Kevin Shapiro. He was accurate and showed off an above average leg until getting one kick blocked. Should pass fellow walk-0n Stephen Ferdinandi with ease. Kevin Goessling is booming 'em through the uprights.

1 comment:

  1. Tom was MIA on Friday and late to practice on Saturday due to attending his sisters wedding out of state.


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