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Nick Wagoner wrote:Saturday Morning Practice
- Saturday morning’s practice was probably the most enjoyable to watch yet. The crowd was outstanding and really into the action. It is more fun for everyone, players, coaches and media in that kind of atmosphere.
- The first signs of life from the fans came on a long pass to running back Aveion Cason. Speaking of Cason, the battle for the kickoff return position is shaping up to be interesting. Cason and Arlen Harris are directly competing for the spot and could also be in competition for the third running back slot. However, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that both could make the team if they prove to have value.
- The play of the day was probably the long bomb hauled in by receiver Dane Looker. Looker made the catch over his right shoulder in tight coverage. Looker’s play drew a huge applause from the crowd. Looker is easy to overlook in the receiving corps because of the emergence of Kevin Curtis and Shaun McDonald, but he can still play. There were times last year where Looker made some mistakes and that seemed to carry over from week to week. If he can have a strong camp this year, he might be able to find a way to contribute from week to week.
- During the special teams sessions the crowd was so in to it that the kickers received applause for their efforts.
- Continuing in the special teams entertainment was a trick play pass to center Andy McCollum. Although McCollum was in position to make the play he couldn’t quite haul it in. Coach Mike Martz immediately gave McCollum the business for his miscue, but it was all in fun.
- Orlando Pace vs. Anthony Hargrove in one-on-one pass rush drills continues to be one of the most entertaining things to watch. On one play during the morning practice Pace and Hargrove put on such a show that it drew a standing ovation from those watching in the endzone.
- On second thought about Dusty McGrorty…I mentioned yesterday he tends to bounce back quickly from the shots he takes in practice…Of course, McGrorty promptly injured his knee and was kept out of practice.
- It remains to be seen how good Adam Archuleta can be in coverage as a free safety, but he made a nice play for an interception at the end of practice that drew the day’s biggest cheer.
- It’s officially training camp when you get your first on-field skirmish. Steven Jackson and Archuleta got into it near the end of team drills. Jackson and Archuleta claimed no hard feelings after practice.
Re: Saturday morning...
Sounds like they are getting a nice crowd.
Looker is catching the big bomb. :up:
Arch got an interception. :up:
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