August 7, 2006 (2:30-4:30)
It felt great to be back after a nice productive weekend... Spent the afternoon with Chris (Bleedblue) and his mom. Not much to report but here's the tidbits for today:
*Guys were in full uniform and took to the field under hazy skies.
* Biggest news... Rodney Harrison, Richard Seymour, Dan Koppen, Randall Gay and Johnathan Sullivan were back... fully participating. I believe that Daniel Graham was also practicing but was wearing a red no-contact jersey out there (couldn't see the number but I'm going by process of elimination.)
* Did not see Chad Jackson...again, but Beisel was back.
* Today's session was dedicated to preparing for the upcoming game and many players work pinneys with numbers of opposing players throughout the day. The Defense took their turn against "Atlanta Offense" then our Offense went up against "Atlanta D." At times, the pace was just a bit about walkthrough.
* Fans were very vocal and happy to see Rodney back... one yelling "Pop Em, Rodney!!"
* Brady, going deep, connected with Stone who was being covered by Antwan Spann (but Stone later came up lame and worked with trainers on the sidelines.)
* Rache Caldwell is making it easy to begin to forget that other 87!
* Troy missed a tough ball across the middle but made quite a few deep catches riling up the crowd.
* There were many, many sprints run today... The entire squad lined up with their hand down waiting for the whistle and came out fast out of the blocks... This is the most running I've ever seen at camp in all of my years... Good!... New attitude for a new season, says Mrs.B!!
*DB's signed today.. with Rodney getting the biggest cheers, naturally!
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