Practice 11

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Practice 11

Post by Henzone » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:51 am

The obvious at this stage of spring practice is that there are a slew of players not participating. Seems like a lot of experimentation but not sure if that's by design or out of necessity. Here are some observations based on the activity approaching the final week :

Kehoe continues to impress the onlookers especially dominating the net target drills . If he was at the state fair he would have cleaned out the prize shelf. Henderson's open field speed left some of our quickest DB's in the dust. The kid can really run.

OL is a mess with PJ Kehoe subbing in at OT because of the lack of bodies. Good opportunity for backups to show their stuff.

Darien has been moved to WR and is playing with the #2's. Amachi's play has put him in the race with Haverstrom for a starting spot.

Brent Reed,TE, made 2 long TD' catch & runs. He has been almost invisible until yesterday.

This is the first week, I believe, that the emphasis has been on the 3-4 defense. Looks like Mauro is finally back to full speed on the D line. Nickles moves to the backer spot when they play 3 down.

Much movement in the LB corp as Reeder is resting and the others are getting their chance. Palmer , Trainer & Zubillaga are competing. Buchanan continues to shine.

DB'still solid across the board.

Not sure if I'll make it down to practice before the game next week so if you have any questions, fire away.
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Re: Practice 11

Post by joe c » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:59 am

Thanks Rick, as always....

Did you say something about Henderson?

Speed Speed Speed!!!

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Re: Practice 11

Post by Henzone » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:13 am

joe c wrote:Thanks Rick, as always....

Did you say something about Henderson?

Speed Speed Speed!!!
I wouldn't be surprised if he was at least a 4.6 and his lateral quickness is amazing. He's a slightly slower , smaller version of Rich Gannon. Kehoe's impressive play and leadership is what's keeping Nolan at #2 for now. Great competition.
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Re: Practice 11

Post by dovetail » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:05 am

I still want to see Kehoe hit an open receiver in the flat without overthrowing him.
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Re: Practice 11

Post by Henzone » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:17 am

dovetail wrote:I still want to see Kehoe hit an open receiver in the flat without overthrowing him.
Chadds Ford isn't too far away. Stop by and you can see that happen maybe a dozen or so times.

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Re: Practice 11

Post by joe c » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:53 am

Henzone wrote:
joe c wrote:Thanks Rick, as always....

Did you say something about Henderson?

Speed Speed Speed!!!
I wouldn't be surprised if he was at least a 4.6 and his lateral quickness is amazing. He's a slightly slower , smaller version of Rich Gannon. Kehoe's impressive play and leadership is what's keeping Nolan at #2 for now. Great competition.

Thats right Zoner..His hip flexibllity is amazing and that gets him his lateral movement coupled with his speed makes him a very dangerous weapon...`QB's with these kinds of attributes doesn't grow on tree's....He is a D coordinator's nightmare...It was his movement and loose hips that captivated me....

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Re: Practice 11

Post by tenn hen » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:12 am

joe c wrote:
Henzone wrote:
joe c wrote:Thanks Rick, as always....

Did you say something about Henderson?

Speed Speed Speed!!!
I wouldn't be surprised if he was at least a 4.6 and his lateral quickness is amazing. He's a slightly slower , smaller version of Rich Gannon. Kehoe's impressive play and leadership is what's keeping Nolan at #2 for now. Great competition.

Thats right Zoner..His hip flexibllity is amazing and that gets him his lateral movement coupled with his speed makes him a very dangerous weapon...`QB's with these kinds of attributes doesn't grow on tree's....He is a D coordinator's nightmare...It was his movement and loose hips that captivated me....
+1000 as I believe everything will be different with a dual threat qb O (as we have posted ad nauseum)

What is the deal after a week off with SO many guys not participating? Hopefully it is not not the people hired to strengthen and keep them healthy all winter or the demands placed on them in practices( which I don't assume is the case) by the coaches. I can't imagine the players not possessing the motivation to improve throughout the off season to be ready for the rigors of their spring audition. There will always be guys injured held out, but the info posted sounded downright troubling. If the plan is to be proactive with the projected starters and see what the backups can produce, then I can understand, but time is of the essence to evaluate all the options and put together the best plans for 2019. I have faith our coaches have everything right so I'm not going bonkers over the present limited participation :shock: :roll: :lol: :wink:

I've been waitingto read about the post spring break activity. Hopefully more guys will be thrown in to see how they perform and work together as a unit. Caution is understandable, but the first game is only 4+ months away. Looking forward to a dynamite 2019.

I appreciate all you guys throwing in your thoughts and observations about the position changes and play of our future 2019 team. thanks
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Re: Practice 11

Post by Henny » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 am

"OL is a mess with PJ Kehoe subbing in at OT because of the lack of bodies. Good opportunity for backups to show their stuff."


Rick, I'm hoping a bunch of guys dinged up and precautionary. A lot of returning experience so not overly concerned if that's the case.
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Re: Practice 11

Post by Henzone » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:51 am

Henny wrote:"OL is a mess with PJ Kehoe subbing in at OT because of the lack of bodies. Good opportunity for backups to show their stuff."


Rick, I'm hoping a bunch of guys dinged up and precautionary. A lot of returning experience so not overly concerned if that's the case.
Robinson,Lutz & Ezeuzoh. 3 starters out. Robinson dressed but no contact. Lutz not dressed at all & Ezeuzoh with a walking boot All are expected back this summer.
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