KCCD Editor: Jason Madson
Today’s practice flew by. We had beautiful weather and a lot of action on the practice field. Surprised that there weren’t many fans in attendance today. There are only 2 days left, so if you haven’t been up to the MO West campus yet, I’d make the trip. Head inside for notes and some pictures from Tuesday’s camp practice.
-Wasn’t able to get much from this session. Was busy chatting with the security guard at the far endzone. Really nice guy that loves to talk college football.
-Matt Cassel shows off his arm to Jonathan Baldwin on a deep post. Very nice throw, Cassel was pumped up after Baldwin made the catch.
-Ricky Stanzi is working a separate drill with running backs. He’s usually a part of this group.
-Josh Bellamy continues to have the drops.
-Defensive backs on the 2nd field are working their zone coverage responsibilities. It’s boring to watch so I glance over to see what’s going on every once in a while.
DB v WR 4 on 5
-Cassel hits Tony Moeaki on a drag route.
-Brady Quinn with a very low ball to Steve Maneri, but he dropped it.
-Matt Cassel to Steve Breaston on flag route in the endzone. Beats Jalil Brown with a beautiful tossed pass.
-Jonathan Baldwin beats Eric Berry with the out route. He went over the top of Berry and his zone.
Offense vs Defense 9 on 7
-Eric Winston hooks Tyson Jackson to get Peyton Hillis free to the outside.
-Hillis with a huge cutback left as entire D was headed right.
-Roptati Pitoitua pushes David Mims back into the hole, but Jamal Charles just went around the detour.
-Derrick Johnson drills Jon Asamoah, they shook hands after the play.
-Jerrell Powe pushes Lucas Patterson back into play. Edgar Jones cleans up for the tackle for loss.
-Brandon Bair puts Donald Stephenson on the ground.
-Jerrell Powe with a big hit on Nate Eachus. Puts the running back parallel to the ground.
DB v WR 1 on 1
-Steve Breaston pushed off Neiko Thorpe in a big way to get open.
-Zeke Markshausen way too quick for Terrance Parks to cover.
-Dexter McCluster works Jean Fanor over.
-Jonathan Baldwin takes the ball away from Jalil Brown.
Anthony Pleasant Works With Dontari Poe
-This was an enjoyable 10 minutes of practice. Had a spot that was about 10-15 feet away from these 2 during the special teams portion.
-Worked on staying at the same level during and after Poe’s initial punch, weight distribution and hips.
-Anthony Pleasant is a great teacher. Demonstrated everything that he was trying to teach.
-Poe was willing to learn as well. Worked hard on every rep to get better at what he was being taught.
-Pretty sure between Poe and Pleasant, one of them was going to knock down the goal post.
2 on 2 OL v DL
-The defensive line had the option of working a stunt, or going straight up the field. The offensive line didn’t know what they were going to do.
-Eric Winston and Jon Asamoah struggle to pick up Andy Studebaker who goes right between the 2 of them.
-Ropati Pitoitua crosses Ryan Lilja’s face. He’s too powerful for Lilja to stop.
-Asamoah works off double team to pick up the stunt perfectly.
-Edgar Jones pancaked Ryan Lilja who stepped over to pick him up.
-Gabe Miller looking good with the speed rush in this drill. Tyson Jackson crashes outside, creating lane for Miller inside.
-Jeff Allen crashes down on double team, then steps out to pick up a stunting Jerome Long. Very impressive rep by the rookie.
-Brandon Bair keeps taking steps back in practice. He struggles to get any push and even his punch off the line is weak. Very disappointing rep for Bair.
-Dontari Poe walked Allen back into pocket.
-Tamba Hali too quick for Donald Stephenson to the inside.
-Didn’t look like Justin Cheadle even touched Ropati Pitoitua.
-Poe with a nice swim move over Rich Ranglin.
-Cheadle makes up for last rep. Works off a combo block on Bailey to pick up a stunting Poe.
-During this line work I glance over at the WR DB 1 on 1 to see Josh Bellamy make a great leaping catch. He used his hands and looked it in. Very impressed by the rookies effort.
Head to page 2 for some scrimmage notes.