Ok, I know this wasn't full pads and it may have been little more than a "show the team to the public" type practice, but here's what I walked away with: Team stretching drillls: Not everyone on the same page. No real leader leading the drills. Not everyone doing the same drill at the same time. I know this may sound nit picky, but for me to see the disorganization from a basic warm up drill tells me something. The rest of my update will be focused mostly on the oline. There was a period of about 30 minutes, before the team stuff, where the offensive lineman worked in two groups in the back of the endzone. Each group went through some basic one on one stuff, and then finished off with some combo blocking stuff. One group consisted of Smith, Berny, Fredrick and Parnell. Callahan ran that group. Free was in the other group. Free worked only at guard. I also watched Arkin specifically. Not only in drills, but just how he went about his business. I see why the team is not ready to commit to him. So here is my take on him: Not flexible. Not engaged with other players. Slight in terms of size. Quick, but not athletic. And the biggest thing that I think concerns the team is that he seems to be one of those "book smart" kind of guys. You know, the kid in school that always got good grades but it took him 10 times as long to study. Arkin seems to not have any situational awareness. No football sense. Kinda getting in the way at times. He tries hard and does have some ability, but he just may not be a football player. Speaking of which, we have no maulers on offense. No one to be afraid of. On the offensive line that is. Smith is the closest we have, but he is more of a gentle giant. We have no one that goes past whistle. Again, that may have been the nature of the practice, but it is consistent with what we've seen over the last couple of years. I personally believe that is a direct reflection of Garrett and the type of player he wants on offense. Remember, Felix was Garretts pick. Soft, but supposedly very athletic. Free PLAYED ONLY GUARD in all of practice. There is definitely something to this. I think Livings is done, either IR or cut. It doesn't really make any sense to put him on IR as his contract is guaranteed either way. Leary may be a little further away than what we have been made to believe. Garrett wants continuity on the line. I think thats why Free has been moved there. And I'd bet a pretty penny that he lines up there on Saturday, and probably against the Giants. As far as how he looked...capable. He's high in his stance for my liking. I'm afraid DE lineman may get under him, but he moves well and would be our BEST interior pass blocker. I didn't focus much on Parnell. But the little I did watch of him he seems quick and didn't show any signs of the past injury bothering him. Bell did not practice. Weems and Coughman were the back up tackles. Kowalski is a football player. I'm just afraid he doesn't have the frame to play in the NFL. All in all I walked away fairly unimpressed. At least with the offense. No sense of urgency. No killer instinct. It's hard to explain, just a gut feel. I think we will be fine on defense. The little I did watch of them they always seemed to be flying around. Matt Johnson did not practice and didn't really seemed to be involved in any way with what was going on. I'd definitely put him on the bubble at this point with Jeff Heath possibly having the advantage. So, just to reiterate. This was only one practice and it may have been very limited. Please don't rush to any conclusions. But I think we will be picking up a guard at some point after teams have made their final cut downs. I may have been wrong on Arkin as I thought he looked good so far. I think with him its one of those things where you need to be around the guy on a daily basis to really know what he's all about.