August 15, 2006 (Afternoon Session 4:30-6:30)
Just got in from today's single session and there's not much to report. (I'm soooo playing catch-up due to my technical woes here that it's just as well...)
* Guys wore shorts, shoulder pads and helmets.
* The VIP section was packed and spilled over on to the hill on the other side of the stands.
* Pace was slow and lots of scout work was done to prepare for Arizona. Some of the players being represented by scout jerseys were Edwards (83), Wilson (24), Boldin (81)...
* Ex-PUPpies and Atlanta scratches Seymour, Koppen, Harrison were back on the field tonight and Rodney spent a good deal of time involved in the plays.
* Faulk was back in his regular jersey shedding the red no-contact jersey that he wore yesterday.
* Ben Watson stood out during drills connecting with Brady all night.
* Catch of the Night: Long bomb from Brady to Caldwell at the post being covered by newbie Gemara Williams (42).
* Light and Mankins took a lap together form a false start.
* While the punt team was on the main field, Brady did some one on one screen work with Maroney and Dillon in the left field.
* Erik Davis did some self prescribed pushups during the Square Drill.
* The boys have taken to woooo-ing and chanting as the competition between Gostkowski and Gramatica heats up at camp and were boisterous as each lined up... Both took 4 attempts at the end of practice and it looked to me that Gramatica hit all 4 of his but Gostkowski missed one of his, however it was so close that I could be wrong as others say it looked good from their vantage...
* Fashion Update: Rookies were supporting Chrome Domes... so either they've been allowed to completely shave off the "creative haircuts" or the Cue-Ball was the signature coif of the Class of 2006. Corey Mays was also allowed to keep his dreads like our #1 pick Maroney. Favoring Man Capris for the evening were Tebucky, Graham, and Lonie.
* DBs signed, along with Brady, Vrabel, Maroney and others... Many fans walked away happy as the depth was single file at the ropes.
Tomorrow is a double and I'll be there... Check out the sounds of this session on Podcast #83. www.patriotworld.com