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DMN Blog: The Mosley Afternoon Report

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Since several of you have an interest in reading more about practice, I decided to show up this morning. Here are some things that caught my eye:

    • Mike Vanderjagt did not take a turn in the kicking rotation, which instead featured Tyler Fredrickson and Shaun Suisham. Bill Parcells' patience with Vanderjagt is wearing thin. Asked about the veteran kicker, Parcells said, "I don't know what's the matter with him. Don't get me going with the kickers."
    So far, the club's two biggest free-agent signings have had a pretty light load in camp. Keep in mind that Vanderjagt has yet to work on kickoffs during camp, which means Parcells will probably have to hold a roster spot for a specialist.

    • Parcells did not elaborate on his one-sided discussion with wide receiver Terry Glenn on Monday afternoon. He joked that he was discussing the beautiful weather and asking Glenn what type of car he was driving. Asked for the 188th time about Terrell Owens' hamstring injury, Parcells said the question was becoming "redundant" and moved on to another topic.

    • Tony Romo got off to a hot start in team drills, throwing a quick out to Sam Hurd and then hitting Terrance Copper on a deep throw down the left sideline. He did get picked off by rookie safety Abram Elam (stock rising), who promptly fumbled during the return.

    Romo and Hurd appeared to have their signals crossed on the play. Later in practice, Elam stripped Julius Jones of the ball and took off the other way. It will be hard to keep this guy off the roster.

    • Catch of the day award goes to...fullback Lousaka Polite, who made a one-handed grab while never breaking stride down the right sideline. Passing game coordinator Todd Haley congratulated Polite while Parcells told Romo, "He saved you!"

    • Rob Petitti worked at left tackle with the first-team offense and Jason Fabini worked at right tackle. The rest of the line was LG Kozier, C Gurode and RG Rivera. Parcells revealed that Fabini and Marc Colombo would split the game at right tackle Monday.

    • Second-best catch of the day goes to...tight end Jason Witten, who made a one-handed grab on a pass from Drew Bledsoe. Witten is becoming more of a vocal role on this team. After one play, he went out of his way to let Drew Bledsoe know he missed him.

    I had a nice visit with new tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens during which he tried to explain the evolution of the F-back to me. May have to have a second conversation at some point.

    • Hit of the Day: Safety Roy Williams absolutely drilled rookie tight end Anthony Fasano after he appeared to make a nice catch in the end zone. Fasano was in a defenseless position when Williams nailed him, but that shouldn't come as a shock. Bledsoe walked toward Williams and shouted, "C'mon Roy!" as the two left the field. This prompted nose tackle Jason Ferguson to participate in a shouting match with Bledsoe. Meanwhile, veteran guard Marco Rivera had a couple of private words with Williams.

    After practice, Parcells told players they were "finally" coming around, but then, in an obvious throwback to the Williams play, he reminded them to respect their teammates.

    • About a week ago, receiver Jamaica Rector appeared to hit a wall. He was somewhat sluggish and wasn't making the plays he made early in camp. Now, it appears Rector's found his legs again. He snagged a pass across the middle from Romo this morning. He also showed off his athletic ability in making some tough catches on the sideline in Saturday's preseason game. And that's your Uncle Marvin Report for today!

    • Drew Henson did not take a single turn in team, 7-on-7 and red zone drills today. Parcells said he wanted to take a look at rookie quarterback Matt Baker. What did he see?

    "He seems to be catching on pretty good," Parcells said of Baker.

    OK, let's begin our rapid-fire session: DE Marcus Spears had a pretty strong morning practice. After he beat Colombo on one play, Parcells shouted, "Welcome to camp, Spears!"...Offensive line coach Tony Sparano worked over RT Marc Colombo after DE Kenyon Coleman beat him in 1-on-1 drills. "You made the punch, but you can't let your feet die." Parcells said Colombo's play the other night was "passable."...C Al Johnson dominated NT Thomas Johnson during 1-on-1 drills and Cory Procter continued to play well at left guard...Not sure if J.R. Tolver is long for this team. Just dropping way too many passes...I'm going to break away and write a column this afternoon.

    I'll be back to answer your questions later this evening. Enjoy the time away. I'm leaving you in the capable and calloused hands of Todd "Spin Cycle" Archer.

    all my love,
    m

    Posted by Matt Mosley [IMG] at 3:14 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)
  2. EastDallasCowboy

    EastDallasCowboy New Member

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    Once again I ask, what exactly is an F-back. I'm assuming like an h-back isn't a half-back, a f-back isn't a fullback. So where does the f-back lineup and what does he do exactly?
  3. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    Roy just likes to hit people doesn't he? :laugh2:
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He is just getting ready for the real deal and breaking a rookie into the NFL
  5. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    haha.. seriously.. i freaking love it..
  6. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I believe the f-back is more of a tight end fullback hybrid yet unlike the h-back the f-backs role relies more on lining up in the backfieild and moving around in motion and such to be a blocker, yet not really a ball carrier.

    Its sort of a combination of h-back and fullback..

    actually i dont really think im on the right track either. i have no clue
  7. Murph80

    Murph80 Member

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    Henson is just taking up space.
  8. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I like the fact the defense is "giving the business" to the offense. But Coach Parcells is right. We need to save it for our opponents and exercise caution.
  9. RedLine

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    Not sure what Bledsoe was complaining about, he is the one that led Fasano into Roy. Guilt perhaps? :)

    BTW, Welcome to the NFL Fasano. And NFL stands for Not For Long if you keep getting smashed by Roy!
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but it is hard to do. these guys are getting themselves prepaid both physically and mentally for a long season and instincts are taking over.
  11. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    • Drew Henson did not take a single turn in team, 7-on-7 and red zone drills today. Parcells said he wanted to take a look at rookie quarterback Matt Baker. What did he see?

    "He seems to be catching on pretty good," Parcells said of Baker.

    Parcells is a jerk. If he doesn't like Henson, let him go already. He said more positive about Matt WHO Baker after one drill than he has about Henson in 3 years. Just let the kid go play somewhere else.
  12. EastDallasCowboy

    EastDallasCowboy New Member

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    Sounds like you could be on the right track there.

    The h-back is a TE/HB hybrid that is more of an offensive weapon while an f-back is a TE/FB hyrid more focused on blocking?

    I could see that.
  13. EastDallasCowboy

    EastDallasCowboy New Member

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    I don't think the Yankees want him anymore :laugh2:
  14. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    Hey, maybe that should be the name for our new updated doomsday defense...the "Giving the Business Defense" or the "GTB".
  15. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I like that roy is nailing people at practice. Its good for you.

    I play semi-pro (WR) and get drilled at practice daily. In games when I get hit I just bounce off it and keep going ( broke 3 tackles on a curl route last game). My teammates kinda conditioned me to know what it will feel like.

    :)
  16. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    thesuperpunk has scouted Matt Baker extensively. Thesuperpunk thinks if he keeps latching on to camp fodder, he'll be right eventually. thesuperpunk is positive Baker is taking Henson's coveted #3 QB position.
  17. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    ^^ the answer will be upset with that analysis
  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    No!

    The torture MUST continue.
  19. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    thesuperpunk just lost more football knowledge in the dump he took than theanswer has accumulated in his entire life.

    thesuperpunk could care less if that waste of space is upset or not.

    war Matt Baker.
  20. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    agreed.. Drew doesn't understand the defensive mentality.. especially a guy like Roy..it would be like asking Drew not bullet a pass because it might hurt a player's hands.. the coaches want everyone to play with high intensity and to practice hard, so you can't blame a guy with Roy's intensity for drilling a player.. hey, he obviously DID let up.. I don't see Fasano's name on the injury list.. :D

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