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Grizz: Practice #14

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Angus, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Cowboys training camp practice #14
    By Grizz
    Posted on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 09:49:11 PM EST

    Monday, Aug 7th (5-7 PM practice)
    Sorry to disappoint you guys, but besides the walk-through on Saturday before the scrimmage, this was undoubtedly the dullest practice since training camp started. A few things were working against us; starting with the practice being held on the opposite field. The players were also in shorts and shoulder-pads which always brings down the level of intensity, then to top it all off, most drills were wither done at half-speed or ¾-speed. But below is what I have for you anyway.

    They started out with some punt formation work with Newman and Green working as the punt returners. They proceeded to do some 7-on-7 work with the defense only, with defensive players imitating the offense while the QB's and RB's were doing some basic hand-off drills. Meanwhile the linemen were doing technique work. Then they ran some half-speed 11-on-11 drills. The lineups remained the same as they were this morning, Sam Hurd working with the 1st team along with Flozell and Gurode, Stanley stayed with the 2nd team. Neither Owens nor Glenn was dressed and Stephen Peterman was running with the trainers and Marcus Spears was doing some light jogging.

    After the 11-on-11 they broke off into position drills and they added in the TE vs. OLB blocking drills that they started doing this morning. But this time it wasn't full speed and was mainly about technique.

    Next came an 11-on-11 drill run at ¾-speed with the pass rush holding up so there wasn't pressure on the QB. Bledsoe threw to Crayton a little high and Crayton couldn't hold on, they ran a sweep to the left with JJ, Bledsoe hit Hurd on an out pattern and then hit Witten in the seam.

    Romo ran a draw with MB3, and then ran MB3 to the right. Romo threw a nice ball to Rector on an out and then hit Tolver on an out. He finished by overthrowing a ball deep. Henson came on but I confess I missed this drill because I was trying to score some VIP passes, which may or may not come through. (Sorry, everybody).

    After that they practiced some more punt drills with the outside gunners running a separate drill from the inside guys on the coverage team. One thing I noticed is they had Sam Hurd working as a gunner so it looks like Parcells is trying to find a spot for him on the roster because if he makes it as a 4th or 5th receiver he's got to play special teams.

    They moved on to 7-on-7 drills with Bledsoe throwing the first pass away because of excellent coverage. One good sign was that Ellis hat JJ blanketed in the flats. He then threw a bad pass that Henry should've picked off but he dropped it. Next he threw to Fasano in the flats but Ayodele jumped the pass. Finally, he threw high over Tolver.

    Romo hit Tolver who made a nice catch against A. Glenn, then Polite caught one on the sideline, Rector caught a short pass and then he hit Fasano in the flats. Henson followed up by hitting Fasano, then made a good throw on a post pattern that connected with Tolver, MB3 caught a dump-off and then he overthrew Crayton on an out pattern.

    Next up was some more 11-on-11 with Bledsoe making a bad throw on a screen, then he hit Witten on an out, JJ bounced an inside run outside with a nice move, then Bledsoe dumped the ball to Fasano. The series ended with an MB3 sweep.

    Romo's series including a misfire on an out pattern, hitting Copper on the sideline on an out pattern, and then threw a bad pass to Copper. Henson's included an over-throw to Hannam, a nice strike to Fasano, another over-throw that was cause by a strong rush, a connection with Tolver and a quick slant to Miles Austin.

    They finished with some quick redzone and goal line work, but it was at the opposite endzone from where I was standing and the players were obscuring the view. But I did manage to see Sam Hurd make another acrobatic catch on a pass by Bledsoe, Rector made a good grab on the sideline on a Romo pass and Henson connected with Austin on a nice play in the corner. Also, Terence Newman picked-off a Bledsoe pass.

    Practice was over as Parcells cut it short. It was the second practice of a two-a-day so it seemed like he kind of took it easy on them. Not much excitement, but tomorrow's another day.
  2. Grizz

    Grizz Blogging The Boys

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    Update to this practice report, I didn't see it happen, but Rocky Boiman apparently broke his thumb and will miss 2 weeks.

    Spags has the news here:

    Versatile linebacker Rocky Boiman suffered a compound fracture to his right thumb in Monday's second practice, leaving the field holding his right hand and in obvious pain.

    The trainers and doctors then escorted him off the sideline, giving him immediate attention. Boiman will have surgery Tuesday and could miss at least two weeks. His condition will be updated by Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells at his Tuesday news conference here at 11:30 a.m. (PDT).
  3. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I guess Carpenter will spend more time at OLB now.

    BALKIS Benched

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    Is it me or do I get the feeling this Grizz guy doesn't like Henson? From reading alot of his posts he nevers says to much about Henson, but is real quick to talk about romo. Then he alway's makes excuses when Henson is up for his drills. I swear this is like the third time he's said he didn't see henson's practice drills for whatever reason.
  5. Grizz

    Grizz Blogging The Boys

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    It's you, I have nor preference one way or the other, I just report what I see.
  6. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Do a better job for us, please. Ingrate.
  7. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    hey grizz how is JJ looking. When I've been up there he has looked very fluid. But whats your take?

    BALKIS Benched

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    I just report what I see.
  9. Holloway805

    Holloway805 05 & 09 Pick a Winner Champ

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    Hey Grizz--- Thank you for all the time you put in on these reports. I look forward to reading them every day.
  10. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Grizz doesnt have to be doing this, as I said, if you want it done better you know what to do.
  11. Cowboy Bebop

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    Thank you Grizz. I appreciate the effort you put in to this and look forward to reading your recaps each day.
  12. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    It's you. As one of the members pulling for Henson (which should be all of us), I think Grizz has been fair in his reporting.

    He's only given us what he's seen, and just because he missed one of Henson's sessions does not make him biased against him.

    Although Grizz, I've got to say you're slipping. How dare you not keep your eyes on the field at every moment. :laugh1:
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Is your name Bill Parcells?

  14. BALKIS

    BALKIS Benched

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    Ok, but I could of swore he missed Henson's sessions several times this training camp.
  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Not to my recollection, but he has been having to pick which drills to watch, so he can't see everything.

    As far as I can tell, Grizz has offered the most unbiased reporting we've gotten from training camp.
  16. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Most unbiased and most in-depth. Who cares if he does skip watching the third team offense every now and then?
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    You seem to know alot about Grizz tendencies with your 2 post count ......

    Which returning troll are you again?
  18. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Why isn't "Grizz" his user name? Already taken?
  19. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I do. Let's ship Grizz some extra eyeballs.

    I think I have a few still laying around.
  20. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Thanks for the recap. Can't wait for tomorrows reports.

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