Training Camp Summary: August 16
August 17, 2010 at 09:58am by Scott • 3 Comments »
Lots of players who were being held out last week were back. Kellen Winslow, Clifton Smith, Brian Price, Myron Lewis all participated to some degree. Price stood and watched for part of the time. Interestingly, he was active during the team drills but not the individual stuff, which seems weird if you’re resting a hamstring.
Another long run by Kareem Huggins in practice. This is one guy who can back up his good practice play in a game. Some guys can’t. I don’t have to say his name. You know who I mean.
One guy who doesn’t practice well but may just be a “gamer” is E.J. Biggers. Before the Miami game, I was pretty sure he would be cut because he just hasn’t looked sharp in camp. That continued yesterday as he was getting burned on routes. And although in the game Biggers’s biggest (no pun) plays were in the run game, he was also assigned to Brandon Marshall who was held without a catch.
Michael Bennett and Dekoda Watson continued their playmaking into Monday’s practice. Good anticipation of plays. Of course, they’ve been watching the same offense for over two weeks now, so they should be getting used to it.
On the other hand, Josh Johnson continued missing his targets. Lots of batted balls on Monday.
Carlos Brown is getting a lot of work at running back. Smith is not. I continue to think Smith is in danger of getting shipped elsewhere. Derrick Ward is also getting a lot of reps.
Tanard Jackson dropped an easy interception in 11-on-11. Like, it couldn’t have been any easier if FedEx delivered it to him in a box. That’s not his first drop, either.
Greg White playing linebacker? I think my source has that one wrong, but I’ll report it anyway. Maybe he was just dropping into coverage on a zone blitz or he anticipated the play so early that he backed off his rush. There’s no way he’s playing rush linebacker.
The last play was a hail mary by Josh Freeman that fell way short. That seems like the one play a strong-armed Freeman wouldn’t be lacking for power.
The last two-a-day is Tuesday and there is one more practice on Wednesday, but I’m guessing it will be very mild.