From the FanPosts. Introduce yourself next time, whoadog! -Joel
Joel gave a nice breakdown of the afternoon's practice. I happened to be sitting right in front of the media tent so I did not have a different view. There is an item or two I would add though.
-Micah Johnson is a very large linebacker.
-On the first play of the first 11 on 11, Baldwin caught a deep ball from Cassel even though Arenas was in his hip pocket. The pass was about 30 yards downfield and was perfectly thrown. Baldwin had to go up to get it, but had it been shorter, Arenas could have defended it. As it was, Javier did not have a chance.
-In the linemen drill Joel was talking about, TJ absolutely schooled Bobby Greenwood. Muir kept telling Greenwood not to turn his shoulders and to drive. I don't think he wasn't trying to do what he was told, I just don't think TJ let him.
Early in the drill, except for TJ, the o-line was winning. Dorsey and Albert were going at it and basically ended in a draw. Torribio and Powe were the NTs on Darryl Harris as center and with a number of different guards. Both got pushed early but progressed as the drill went on. Torribio split a double-team once and Powe put a rip move on Harris that left him face down on the ground.
-It was hot, very very hot. At the end of practice, the whole team did a false start drill. Last year it took them about 15 minutes to get through the same drill. This year there was movement only 3 or 4 times. Cassel was constantly reminding teammates to pay attention and Haley kept saying, "You've got to think when you are tired fellas!"
-My quote of the day (and I think it may be important) from Todd Haley during 11 on 11 as the offense was hurrying to the line of scrimmage: "Young guys pay attention! You've got to know what's going on. We are going to be an up tempo offense." He also had an "attaboy" for Bannon on that particular play.
No huddle anyone?
-New players do not have an Arrowhead on their helmets but returning players do. Apparently the new guys will have to earn the decals just as last year's team did.