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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:09 pm

It was a mostly overcast morning with a pretty good breeze blowing from north to south. The offense was in the Sky Blue's and the D was in all black with dark green numbers which are hard to read.

I got there early and the kickers were kicking FG's with the use of a tee. Casey Glover has a nice leg swing and good strength. Not sure what he could do under pressure but he looked good.

The offense and defense broke into separate groups for drills and then got together for stretching. They started with FG's. Merek Glover tried one from 50 from the middle of the field and missed right. He then shanked one left from 40. Wright held for him.

Sterling Stockwell then came on and was good from the left hash 40 yards out. He then kicked from 50 yards out in the middle of the field and hit the right upright and it bounced out. Neenan held for him.

Kick-offs were next. from north to south. They did use whole units. Stockwell kicked off to the 10 and it was run back to the 30 by I believe Jones. Kick-off team was PJ Hall,Joyce, Anderson, Vault, Hatcher, Dorian Williams, Jones, Carroll, Monroe and one more that I didn't get.

Harvey kicked-off to the 7 McCleskey ran it back to the 15.

Punt were next. Wright kicked from the south end for 36 yards. It was just the snapper and the return man on the field. Neenan then punted for 53 yards. He got a good roll after it hit at the 33.

The scrimmage started one's against one's. The line left to right was Johnson, Dublin, Montano, Jackel and Claybrook. The d was P. Johnson, De'andre Williams, Jef Johnson and Sample. Anderson and Dorian Williams at LB's as WF said Moody and Graham were nicked up. Keyes and Langham at CB, Clark and Hall at safety and Barge at NB.

No huddle . Started at the 30 going south to north. McMillan dropped back and had to run and got 2. On second down Jones swept across to the left but had trouble taking the hand-off and eventually fumbled it and it was returned for a TD. Merek made the XP.

Harvey kicked-off and hit a line drive 8 yards deep into the end zone. Starting at the 30 and going north to south it was the two's . Howard was live. The line left to right was Shafter, Hogan, Lewerenz, Bratcher and Remondet. Howard was in the shot gun. He threw in to right flat and Will Harper picked it off and ran it back . They marked it at the 18. The one's came in and McMillan scrambled right and over threw McCkleskey in the front of the end zone . He then hit Amare Jones at the 11 and he scored. Stockwell made the XP.

Stockwell kicked off to the 11. The 2's started at the 35 . Carroll hit in the backfield and lost 2. He hit Vallien on the right for 22 yards. Carroll stuffed for a loss of 2. He then ran for 2 up the middle. Barge on the tackle. Howard hit Huderson at the 20 on the right and he made a nice cut back and scored easily. He was wide open. Harvey made the XP with Wright holding.

Stockwell kicked offto the 7. Fair catch by Jones. The one's came in starting at the 35 going from north to south. McMillan scrambled and threw it away on the right. He then scrambled for 2. De'Andre Willianms then sacked him for a loss of 8. He went right through Jackel. Wright then kicked a 67 yarder.

The 2's came out going north to south. Booker took a jet sweep for 3. The next down had a penalty on the offense for 5 yards. Wallace caught a pass on the right for 5. Howard then took off for no gain. Neenan punted for 50 yards.

The one's came in. McCleod replaced Jackel at RG . Mcmillan scrambled up the middle for 6. Mooney then made a great catch while draped by Willie Langham. Got to the 14. Bradwell ran up the middle for 10. McMillan the hit McCleskey in the back of the end zone under the goal post for a TD. He then danced off the field. Glover made the XP.

Harvey kicked off to Huderson and he dropped it at the 4. The 2's went south to north from the 30. Howard kept for no gain. He then ran for 15 on a scramble. Poche then lost one. Howard ran left for one. He hit Booker in the flat on the left for 5. Quentin Brown on the tackle. Pass to Ryan Thompson for 14 yards. Brown on the tackle again. He then overthrew Vallien on the left at the front of the end zone. He hit Huderson for 3. Nio gain by Howard running left. Howard then ran 34 yards to the right or a TD. He made it look easy. Glover good on the XP.

Casey Glover kicked-off to the 13 with Jones on the return. The ones started at the 35 going north to south. Bradwell for 3 up the middle. Then a throw away to the left. Then another throw away to the right under pressure by Will Harper. Wright punted 62 yards to the and it went into the end zone.

The 2's started at the 20 going north to south. Hatcher hit Poche in the backfield.for a loss of 4. Howard then lost one with Hatcher on the stop. He then hit Vallien in the numbers but Joyce broke it up. Neenan punted a line drive to Jones for 46 yards.

The one's started at the 30 going south to north. Huderson started going right after a hand-off and cut back to the middle and gained 23. Mcmillan threw incomplete toMooney who was closely guarded by Macon Clark. On a read option McMillan ran for 7to the left. Clark made the tackle. Then there was another false start by the offense. Patrick Johnson then sacked him for aloss of 5. Wright punted for 40 yards. McCleskey was the return man. The 2's came out and started on the 13 going north to south. Holl came in at QB. He ran for no gain. He then scrambled for 5. That ended the half.

The best part of the day was next. The whole team came to Glazer club sideline. They had two separate areas of cones set up . The cones were maybe 3 yards apart for the players opposing to start from. In one set of cones you had skill position players going at it and the other set had linemen going. The skills would go first and then the linemen would go next. It started with Bradwell v. Nick Anderson. Anderson stuffed him.

Ziegler beat Wattenmaker.

Quentin Brown went against Carroll. Carroll ran him over.

Tyler Johnson went against P. Johnson and Johnson won.

Booker then beat Sean Harper.

Montano and Jeff Johnson then had an epic battle that Johnson eventually won.

Toles beat Monroe. Lewerenz lost to Jamiran James.

Bratcher and Singletary then had another epic battle and finally Singletary won.

Amare Jones then broke free through Barge. In another classic battle Dublin finally won against De'Andre Williams.

The crowd really got into it during this drill.



There was another 10 minute scrimmage. The linemen were the same for the one's and two's but the QB's were mostly the walk-ons, Hurst and Moll.

Daniels did come in on the second series. It started at the 40 going south to north. Huderson ran for 1. He threw incomplete over the middle to Logan Ammons.. He led him too much. He then got touch sacked. Neenan then punted for 45 yards.

The next series with the 2 linemen ended with a high snap to Moll going over his head and returned for a TD by Barge. Glover made the XP.

Sean Harper picked off Hurst on the next series. He read the play from the beginning and covered it perfectly.

Daniels did the last series. He hit Booker on a crossing route for 13. He ran for 2 on a read option. Poche ran for 6 up the middle. Daniels scrambled for 3. Carroll ran for two and they called it a day.

There was no huddle all the way. The tempo was fast but not at a break neck speed.

Dauphine did not play at all. Carroll did not live up to the billing WF had given him.

Overall the offense was more balanced. They certainly threw to the backs more. Not so much to the TE's today. I expect that will change. It was mostly inefficient with some explosiveness. They'll get better. It's clear they held back on some things as we know WF penchant for not wanting exposure.

The defense looked good as expected. Macon Clark is making the most out of his opportunity while Keurchen is out injured. WF has said Keurchen would be the starter but I think that will change. Joyce also looked good as did Barge. The D-Line dominated as expected.

Wright is going to be even better this year. As for kicker I'm not sure if the kick-offs were short because WF wanted them to be or our kickers just couldn't get it into the end zone. As for FG's we once again have a lot of work to do there.

It was fun out there. Looking forward to the season.


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Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Thanks for the report.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:46 pm

As is your norm, well done ww.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:57 pm

Glad to do it. I should have aded that of the back up linemen Remondet looked good. He really sustained blocks.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:44 pm

winwave wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:58 pm
RB's as receiving threats:

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans ... ac714.html
How does Guerry Smith get 130 days to the opener, when our countdown clock has 139 (and we know it's two days off?)
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:43 am

How do we feel comparatively from last year to this year ?
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 pm

I think we feel better. The RB's were a question mark going into last year. They are proven now and will be even better. The defensive line was a question mark last year and is now an obvious strength. The change in OC's also gives much hope. Stay healthy and this should be fun.
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