Gonna make myself feel important by posting a separate thread. LeStaf and any others can of course add to my 2 cents.
There were about 300-400 out on a perfect day, gave each of the units an ovation when they came out. There was offense vs. defense and then a lot of situational stuff - onside kick, goal line offense/defense, etc. I can`t say there was any real excitement.
Too bad about Lue, a goal line collision with Nik Lewis and I guess his cleats caught. He`s been injury prone the last couple of seasons, but this was just bad luck.
The QBs rotated somewhat randomly after Glenn. They all looked decent if not spectacular. Glenn threw a TD to Carter, Cato to Chandler Jones, and Adams to Graves on his first pass.
Here`s how I see things. Glenn, Bridge (either No. 2 or 3), and Adams (likely on IR) will be kept. That leaves Cato and Boyd fighting for most likely No. 3, remote possibility No. 2. I doubt they can keep all 5.
Cato has looked good with his passing. After the game, I saw him interact with different people, seemed like a happy camper, certainly no moodiness. And he has been getting his chances, he certainly hasn` been buried by the team. But the RDS story hinted at his problems last season reading coverages. And Boyd has looked good too. Ii will come down to the pre-season games, doubtful anything has been decided at this point.
On the o-line Matte was at C, Gagnon at RG, Blake at LG. Last year Blake was at RG. Gagnon perhaps starting because Piotrowski was in the corner with the walking wounded.
Louks continues to make catches and was used as a punt returner in the warmup before the game. The new guy Cam MacDaniel was also fielding punts. Davidson though got a lot of work as a returner during the game, scored a punt return touchdown. Logan scored on both a PR and KOR. Our downfield tackling team might need some work. On the position chart the returners listed are Logan, Jovon Johnson, and Davidson in that order.
Kyle Graves has probably made the team. He
s looked good as a receiver, is Bedes holder, and also the backup punter and kicker. Bridge and Boyd were also holding in the warmup.
In the goal line offense Bridge scored on a 1 yard plunge so it looks like they have had him working on this.
Besides LBJ and our favorite QB, the other walking wounded working in the corner with the therapists were Piotrowski, Sutton, Charette, Cash, Finley, Raymon Taylor. None of them though looked to have anything significant and were moving well. Even Charette.
LBJ was doing some sprints but seems a ways from being ready. And our favorite QB was taking snaps from LBJ and throwing 10 yard passes to Charette. I really would like to be a fly on the wall in the Als office to know what their opinion/plans are for Crompton.
-Coady was not there.