April 18, 2007

Coaches quite vocal on Day 10

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Thank god the weather wasn't that crazy today, but wow, what a frustrating practice
for the coaches. I haven't been to every practice, but it was definitely
the most stressful one that I have been to this spring. A lot of the yelling from
the coaching staff came on the defensive end, which surprised me since they played
pretty well in the first scrimmage last Saturday. Guess there is more to work
to do before the spring game next week when the big crowd will be on hand.
Despite all the negativity I've thrown at you so far, there were some positives
out of this practice:

-When I first got there, the quarterbacks struggled in the drills, having
a hard time completing passes with no coverage on them. Not a good thing obviously,
but they looked better as the practice went on. Sean Canfield throws
such a nice ball; a great spiral on his passes. He stumbled on one play and
still managed to throw a nice pass to Sammie Stroughter. Lyle Moevao
didn't look very consistent today, but before I can say he is going to be the
second string quarterback, he makes some amazing throws, which he did again
today. A slant pass across the middle to Anthony Brown was picture
perfect, which got the 5-11 scrapper excited. He also threw a nice deep pass
to Shane Morales, who made a nice over-the-shoulder grab and managed
to keep his feet in at the same time. The offense did the no-huddle offense
again at the end of practice with Canfield and Moevao both looking pretty confident.

-No sign of Yvenson Bernard again today in practice. Obviously, he
is the starter but I'm surprised he wasn't even working out again. Clinton
Polk got a lot of work in, but fumbled on a draw play that was returned
for a score. Hopefully that's not too big of a concern. Tony Carrasco
also got a lot of time today, and he can be a tough guy to tackle. They also
practiced plays with running backs throwing the ball, although none of them
looked very impressive from a quarterback perspective.

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