August 9, 2006 (Morning Session 8:45-10:45)
Just got in from the morning session and guys were in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets. It was the coolest day of camp thus far and very comfortable. I hung out with fellow Planeteer, Bideau who watched with me on the hill. Not much to report as it was total game prep for Atlanta again this session.
* Practice consisted of situational scout work again, alternating between simulating Atlanta's Offense and Defense. Some players wore pinneys containing the jersey numbers of key Atlanta players.
* Rodney hung with Artrell Hawkins during the stretch then later sat talking to Belichick for awhile during light drill time.
* Jarvis Green practiced today as did TE Garrett Mills, whom I missed yesterday. Still no return of Chad Jackson.
* Rache did some self-imposed push-ups for missing a catch in a drill.
* Brady hit Rache many times today, most notably for a long bomb to the corner of the endzone.
* Quite a few INTs and deflections today... Chad Scott (30), Gus Scott (29), etc...but the Grab of the Day was Assante Samuels aerial pick of a Cassel pass, gaining approval from the crowd.
* There was a lot of focus on the kicking game and quite a few field goals at the end of practice. Gramatica missed two in a row, sending one far right and one far left.
* Defensive line signed along with regulars, Brady, Vrabel, etc.
* Slow news day fashion update: Brady and Rodney sported the "Man Capris" while Mrs. B was back to the Superbowl 38 Bruschi.
* Word is out by now that BB confirmed Tedy's broken wrist thus won't be seen for rest of preseason. Mrs. B's Annual Training Camp Photo with Tedy tradition will sadly come to an end.
* Quite a nice stretch before the next session tonight at 5:30, so I'm heading out for a run... finally!
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