I live in S'toon. Will try to update accordingly and return the favour for all the Regina fans who provided updates from TC's past.
Day 3 (Tuesday).
Kierrie Johnson looks really good. He catches everything and is a shifty guy.
DB's - Ramzee Robinson picked DD. He is one to watch. He should have picked DD twice.
DL - No Mick Williams. He is listed on the roster but not on the positional depth chart? The optics - looks like any big guy north of 275 lbs that can't be fast isn't needed. The only big pluggers out there are Sholy and Evans. All other D'line are fast rush end types. Lots of stunting.
Chick was causing problems for O-line. T. George was also looking pretty good and pretty vocal as well.
O-line - spent little time watching these guys. The starting 5 work together and no surprise there except for Heenan not being a part of this group.
Coach Cortez - very detailed and is always riding the RB's about the little things, better routes, staying low, angles, etc. He was non stop.
Kickers - Ricky Scmitt was good punting. The coaches want the ball outside the hashmarks and Ricky did this everytime. Milo was plain average or worse. McKnight was slightly better than Milo. The only defense to Milo is he looks like he is nursing some leg issue but tough to say for sure? Schmitt puts it up there with hangtime. Based on today it wasn;t even competitive, Schmitt is the guy?
TC is still 9-10 more days. But if coaches were deciding today, Schmitt would punt and I guess it would be a battle of kickers for the FG (they only punted today, no placekicks.)
Practice seems fast. They work in groups for 20 minutes and a horn goes and everyone moves to the next deal. They trained a long time. 8:15 until 10:35. When they scrim offense and defense they are in and out of huddle just like a game, there is little correction time or this or that. They keep moving and 20 minutes................next!
Receiver - Dressler just tries hard. He dives for balls that are 20 yards uncatchable. I think he just likes to dive! I had to keep saying to myself "who is 81"..........smooth! Getz no drops and caught ball well. Taj still in in top 5 but he did drop a few.
Sisco.......looked fine. had a nice broken route and catch
Johnson - This guy was the guy today. Catches everything and he is smaller and quick. He'll be in the mix for punt and kick return.
Carr - Looked okay. He is so tall.
Rod Harper #83 - looked okay
Backs - Sanders looks good. Catches the ball nice. He switched to #2. #29 Dorsey is kind of a Saunders clone but slightly taller/bigger. But Saunders and Sheets lead the charge here and nobody will take those jobs.
I think they are really trying to find the depth for Saunders. If he goes down they want that scatback threat to continue. Johnson and DeDe Dorsey seem to be the guys that could fill that. Saunders will give teams fits just like last season.
LB and DB - too many to keep track of and they move them around everywhere? #25 Ramzee looks good. Macho Harris #3 sort of did some things. For LB's old man McCullough just hustles. Trsitan Black was in there. Old Rey #48 made a few stops and I had to look at the name /#. Get used to seeing #48.
It is hard to figure out what to watch. I can't get there everyday but will try to keep some updates coming. I went today because I heard the 1st practice would be the pads practice and tomorrow am will be more of a walk through.
QB's - everyone ewants to know whats up here. The rookie Sunderi seems to have the arm. Was hitting those long outs okay. DD looked just fine but simply needs more time with his group. Willy needs more time. Levi has a good arm and sorry to say.........he needs more time. You watch the QB but it is like watching an O-line...........you don't know the play call and their job/block/read? QB's looked okay, it isn't an area of concern.
Lots of media there lining up for interviews. I'd say 150-175 people watching.