A Couple More Things I Heard
August 02, 2011 at 12:13pm by Scott • 5 Comments »
Didn’t hear as much yesterday, but I got a couple nuggets. Yesterday was the team’s first day in pads, so there was a much bigger emphasis on line work and the running game than passing.
During 1-on-1s, Brandon Carter was beaten by George Johnson and apparently kicked his helmet halfway down the field. Can you believe this guy has a temper?
Carter is said to be extremely emotional and motivated and willing to do anything to make the team. His technique needs work and he’s getting some help from the veterans.
Goal line drills were full-on hitting. Both sides got their licks in, but the offense is clearly still ahead of the defense at this point.
Tyrone McKenzie was the starting MLB, but Mason Foster got in a lot of reps. It doesn’t sound like there’s a true favorite yet, although I still suspect that the coaches want Foster to win.
Foster is an excellent run stuffer. He looked really solid in pads.
Jeff Faine has lost weight but doesn’t look like he has lost any strength. He has been impressive in 1-on-1s.
Nice collision between two rookies, Ahmad Black and Allen Bradford. Black didn’t have enough leverage to keep Bradford out of the endzone, but it was still a solid hit.
Gerald McCoy is dominating. He crushed Kregg Lumpkin on one play.
No practice on Tuesday.