STAMPEDER TRAINING CAMP - DAY 10
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 09:06PM
WHOA Black Betty! Players, coaches and fans were all serenaded at practice as today marked the infamous “Black Betty Day? at Stampeder training camp. The 1970’s one hit wonder was repeated over the loudspeaker throughout the morning practice to simulate a loud game day environment. The players responded with a high tempo environment full of action and competition, which continued into the afternoon despite the rainy weather. Wednesday will be the last day of two-a-day practices before the Edmonton Eskimos come to town for a pre-season meeting on Friday night.
PLAYS THE STOOD OUT…
On the first play from scrimmage in the first practice of the day, Henry Burris threaded the needle to hit Ken-Yon Rambo in the numbers coming across the middle of the field. However, the defensive secondary was on their game all morning, Safeties Trey Young and Wes Lysack each intercepting passes while Brandon Haw stretched out to deny yet another potential catch. Newcomer Calvin Bannister also broke up a touchdown pass in the end zone.
The afternoon session saw Trey Young continue to make an impression, proving that he has improved his man-to-man skills and is also defending against the deep pass better than ever, which is exemplified by the amount of interceptions he has registered throughout training camp. Also on defense, Anthony Gargiulo and Keron Williams, two defensive linemen, remain major threats to any offensive lineman and are pushing hard for roster spots.
Khalid Abdullah (Groin)
David Bautista (Quadriceps)
John Comiskey (Ankle)
Tyler Lynem (Thumb)
Terrence Patrick (Groin)
Brett Ralph (Hamstring)
J.R. Ruffin (Knee)
Bobby Singh (Shoulder)
Ryan Thelwell (Hamstring)