- Buck Pierce: the man everyone wanted to see. and how did he do? one word; awful! There is some rust to shake off here folks as his long passes were way off the mark, he was consistently throwing behind the receievers on short ten and ins or ten and outs. His timing was off, i know its understandable it being his first day, but he looked behind the ball today, look for him to rebound. Conclusion, if he were a rookie and not buck pierce, he wouldve been cut or thrown to the bottom of the depth chart after a day like today.
Steven Jyles: an up and down day for mr jyles, who couldve shined with pierce struggling, showed some of his arm strength but passes were also a little of the mark for a good portion of the day.
AlexBrink: mack loves this guy, but hes going to have some work to do, he was very accurate on short balls, showed a nice release, but what i really hated to see was him throwing the deep ball. Every single time he threw a deep ball the receivers had to wait around or even turn back just to get the pass, the arm strength wasnt there today, i hope its jitterrs. so did any qb have a good day for the bombers? well im glad you asked because i saved the best for last
AdamDimichele: Kid had a big day, was accurate in all ranges and all types of routes, he also hooked up with dj hall and terence jeffers harris for the two longest and biggest plays of the day, drawing oos and awhhs from the fans. both balls were perfectly placed, he had a lot of zip on his balls and was leading the receivers well. big up to adam today!!!
Emmanuel Marc: guy is fred reids twin in the face, on the field? yet to see, slipped up a few times trying to make cuts in one on one drills, has decent size and agility, rbs were not featured a whole lot today, more to come
chris ionnides: lined up as a rb today, had trouble hanging onto passes, again didnt really get to evaluate running aspects of th rbs today, so thats all i can say for now
senecal: same thing, trouble catching the ball
wr: (2nd most exciting battle of the day)
kenny strickland: battled hard all day, a few tough drops, but he hustled all over the field, coaches loved his efforts, hel have to improve his hands if hes going to have a chance of sticking tho. dispite having one amazing catch on a poor ball from jyles
travis shelton: saw glimpses of the speed weve been told about, consistant in the receiving drills, didnt stand out but thats also good because i cant remember any drops from him, would love to see what he will do as a kick returner
jabari arthur: not the best day, footwork seemed a little slow in early drills, despite his size didnt seem to battle well in tight coverage, the vets on the sidelines were ragging him a bit, was not the worst receiver today, but he will need to step it up as well.
scott mchenry: well, he tried! his footwork was poor, he had trouble getting any seperation from defenders, dropped 3-4 catchable passes, and made a few routine passes way to exciting by bobbling them and finally bringing them in. the coaches were constantly instructing him every drill, looks to need quite a bit of work.
corey watson: welcome to the cfl corey, a draft pick well spent imo, was the only non import reciever t really impress today, he battled for every ball, had speed over the top, and made a few nice grabs on long balls. could easily be fighting for a starting spot this year imo... he was the only receiver that looked competitive with the BIG 3
and by the big 3 i mean the three most hyped imp recievers, who were also the three best on the day!!!
dj hall: this kid appears to be everything he is hyped to be, has incredible burst off the line of scrimmage, and the speed to take it over the top, which he did and caught a beautiful ball from dimichele in stride in a one on one drill, second best pass play of the day, hall consistently showed his skills catching balls in tight coverage, he also showed very soft hands and was able to catch the ball away from his body with ease. his big frame helped him blow up a few dbs on jam plays and he made some rediculous double moves taking defenders out of their socks on several plays. look for this guy to make some noise in main camp
will franklin: we didnt see the blazing speed he is said to have, but he sure showed us a lot anyways. will has very smooth hips, his cuts are clean and precise, he was able to get seperation from defenders and there was not a single glitch when it came to his hands today, he quietly was one of the best receivers on the field, would like to see a little more physicality from him in tight coverage, but most of the time his double moves had him open and avoiding those situation anyways.
terence jeffers harris: get excited bomber fans, another very young, very talented reciever, seems to be well rounded, decent size, good speed, and good hands. He also earns my top offensive play of the day when he leaped high above double coverage and pulled in a perfectly time dimichele pass and secured the ball to the ground with several defenders ripping at the ball. harris was hard to cover in the one on ones and caught anything within five yards of him, great first day for the youngster...
Todays Offensive 3 Stars = 1. Dj Hall 2. Adam Dimichele, 3. Terence Jeffers Harris
il post the defense review later, my fingers are sore and im hungry lol