- What a pleasure having fewer people here you can actually hear the
coaches teach instead of some moron screaming for Tebow
- After listening to former coaches, QB's and good evaluators (Mayock)
they've always said there are two ways to get a WR open. First the QB
can "throw them open" and secondly the OC can "scheme them open". We
will see about our QB's, but it sure looks like we finally have an OC
that can scheme people open
- You can see Mornhinweg's ability to scheme players open as you watch
the QB's go through their drills. They are working on moving pockets,
naked bootlegs, rollouts and misdirections. All of these plays have
elements where they go one way and throw back the other way
- You are also seeing the PHI elements of Mornhinweg's playbook in the
routes of the WR's. If you ever watched PHI they would always run
angled crossing patterns with Jackson & Maclin. We were running those
today hopefully we can be as successful
- It was another encouraging practice for the offense. What really
impressed me was the way they recovered and adjusted. Because in the
first 11 on 11 period Rex was throwing all of his blitzes at them.
And at the start the defense dominated with batted passes, pressures
and incompletions. But Mornhinweg adjusted his plays and the offense
began to beat the pressure
- Got a chance to hear Coach Lee (QB) during end of practice drills.
Extremely demanding, he had the QB's run gassers then as they were
dead tired they had to simulate a play and hit a bucket with their
- Both QB's played well again but there were more incompletions
because Rex was bringing the fire. Even though they both played
well Smith had the more explosive splash plays today. Sanchez was
with the #1 offense again and he had one INT during a 7 on 7 period.
During his reps Smith ran a QB option play (RG3) where he took it
to the house (40+ yds). He also hit Gates for a deep TD (40+ yds).
This should be a good competiton
- During WR vs. CB drills these WR's stood out Gates, Marcus Davis
and KJ Stroud. Also during this period Cro and Isiah Trufant had
nice one handed INT's
- Cro was very physical today and got into a "fight" with Vidal
Hazelton (WR) after one play
- During the 7 on 7 period Antonio Allen (S) showed excellent
coverage on Hill and got an INT against Sanchez
- John Griffin (RB) and a new RB Chad Spann flashed during the 11
on 11 periods
- Powell was running the Wildcat again and as I noted before Smith
ran the QB option
- Folk was 3 for 4 on his kicks and Cundiff was 2 for 4 on his from
Standouts For The Day
- Defensive staff for bringing the pressure
- Offensive staff for their adjustments
- Clyde Gates
- Geno Smith
- John Griffin & Chad Spann need to be watched if Goodson doesn't
It is nice to get positive reports about the offense. What a difference from last year.
Pretty much a difference from any previous camp report we can remember, no? From all the way back when Hackett was here, we were always fed the line "defense is way ahead of offense at this time of year" to explain why the offense rarely had positives this early.
Maybe it was a more simple, "when your OC is garbage, your offense will often look terrible in practice..."
Great stuff as always, KRL. Would love to hear more from you about the safety play if you get a chance - how did Wilson fare? Is Allen leading the race to start opposite Landry?