DMN Camp Blog: Schedule and Late Practice Notes

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Programming note

    The schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 1 is as follows:

    • Bill Parcells news conference 11:30 a.m. local time

    • Practice is from 2 p.m. until 4:20 p.m.

    Check the blog early and often for round-the-clock updates. Planning to pull an all-nighter tonight so that I can address this kickoff specialist situation.

    Posted by Matt Mosley http://www.**************/sharedcontent/dws/img/standing/icons/email.gif at 10:09 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)

    Late practice notes

    • Rookie free safety Pat Watkins may be the Justin Beriault of this year's camp. He may look a little strange at 6-5, but he keeps making plays. He made his second interception of the day Monday afternoon when he closed on a pass from Tony Romo. He seems to be getting more confident each practice. Like a lot of Florida State players, he has a bit of a swagger. Judging from Parcells' comments today, Watkins has a shot to challenge Keith Davis for the starting job.

    • It's still very, very early in the process, but Drew Bledsoe and Terrell Owens aren't sharing any chemistry. After looking sharp for the first couple of days, Owens was sluggish Monday. He dropped a couple of balls. On one quick out, he may have heard the lumbering footsteps of Greg Ellis, who has suddenly turned into Dick "Night Train" Lane.

    • Early in camp, right guard Marco Rivera looks like a new man. He struggled with a back injury last season and just never looked right. In the afternoon practice, he completely neutralized Ellis on one play. Rivera has also been credited for Rob Petitti's off-season improvements. Tune in for my Petitti column tomorrow. Love writing columns about squats and power cleans!

    • Rookie tight end Anthony Fasano reached out and made a fantastic one-handed catch on a pass from Romo. Later in a 7-on-7 drill, Fasano caught a pass and then ran over Owens. T.O. thrust his hands into the air after the collision.

    • CB Terence Newman is always around the ball. He knifed through the line to hit RB Marion Barber during a team drill.

    • Rookie CB Quincy Butler of TCU had to do pushups after dropping an interception.

    • LB Junior Glymph and TE Sean Ryan squared off in the best fight of camp so far. Ryan appeared to connect on two punches. A crazed Glymph had to be restrained by teammates. Parcells made the team run a lap after the fight.

    • Parcells also found time to discipline a teenage member of the chain gang for not posting the proper down.

    Posted by Matt Mosley http://www.**************/sharedcontent/dws/img/standing/icons/email.gif at 9:46 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)

    Practice stuff

    Terence Newman is No. 1 on the depth chart for punt returns.

    But, Newman, Skyler Green and Jamaica Rector all practice punt returns after practice on Monday.

    With the team in shells, the running game was better in the evening practice. I liked how Tyson Thompson ran hard into the hole.

    Patrick Watkins had an interception in the evening practice and his stock is rising with the coaches. He's doing a real good job of putting some pressure on Keith Davis for the starting spot at free safety. But, Watkins, a rookie from Florida State, has to keep improving, espeically when the preseason starts.

    The cornerbacks were getting physical with the receivers in practice, jamming them at the line of scrimmage, which is a good thing this early in camp.

    Weather was cool the entire day with a light drizzle in the morning. Hope it's that way again.

    Wideout Terry Glenn is excited about having Terrell Owens on the other side of the field. Glenn said he expects more one-on-one coverage, but also said don't take the new twin-tight end set, as a run oriented offense. The team will pass the ball more than what you think.

    Saw Flozell Adams walk out of the locker room with ice on his right knee. He wasn't in the mood to talk, but was rather pleasant.

    Posted by Calvin Watkins http://www.**************/sharedcontent/dws/img/standing/icons/email.gif at 9:28 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (1)
  2. SteveOS

    SteveOS Dedicated to Sports Gaming

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    I'm really getting excited about the good reports about Watkins!
  3. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    nice report....thx
  4. 31hammer

    31hammer Benched

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    I am still amazed to this day that he fell to us. I can still remember cringing after every pick because we hadn't selected a saftey. Then he fell to us in the 5th I am still amazed how lucky the boys got
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I always like these random tidbits Mosley seems to find. I wonder if the kid had to do pushups too?
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Myself, I like the ideal of having a FS with some good height in those jump ball situations. I also hope he shows himself as a ball hawk, we already have the hammer in the secondary we need a ball hawk opposite of RW
  7. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    All this stuff about Watkins is a very pleasant suprise!
  8. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    I worry about Tyson Thompson losing a spot on the active roster. He's less useful on ST's with Green being drafted and Newman returning punts. Summers is breathing down his neck, too. Thompson may make the team, but what are the odds of him being activated if he has no role on ST's?

    I worry because this is a good player who can give us real speed to the outside as a changeup runner. He can also spell the other backs with some useful carries, unlike Polite.
  9. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    It speaks to a teams depth when you actually start cutting players you like. Nothing like 3 years ago. I love TTs speed, but you are right that his days may be numbered.
  10. diamond cutter

    diamond cutter Member

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    I think it would be funny if Watkins makes the starting squad after Kiper knocked the 'boys draft for "not addressing their FS issue."

    I was pretty frustrated that we didn't take one earlier, but I really hope that this kid pans out.
  11. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. The way all the "experts" have been criticizing the team for not addressing the FS position kind of puzzles me. They draft a guy in the 5th who was projected as a third-rounder and sign a veteran FA. I guess they hadda get a dig in somewhere.
  12. Cowboy Bill Watts

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    has anyone heard anything at all positive about flozell adams yet?:confused:

  13. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    He was rather pleasant:p:
  14. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    That is VERY good news. It contradicts a report that I read saying Marco looked just like he did last year. I hope that this one is correct and the other one was erroneous.

    I have a feeling that Rivera will be much better this season.
  15. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    Was mentioned in a blog...
    "They continued with 11-on-11 using the yard markers for situational calls. At one point the guy didn't flip it to second down and Parcells yelled over to him "Hey, it's second down. Can you count that high?" He was sort of joking and the guy with the down marker seemed unfazed."

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Must be a union job.

  17. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Just in case anyone is concerned about Bledsoe and Owens' chemistry - last year in camp, it took time for Bledsoe to get it with Keyshawn as well. Par for the course.
  18. jazzcat22

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  19. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    If Watkins is half as good as the reports say he is, I want him to start LOL
  20. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    The thing is, TO and Romo already have the chemistry.

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