On the Field for Morning Practice – 8/11

Horace Gant, Santana Moss, and Billy McMullen at practice today.

Horace Gant, Santana Moss, and Billy McMullen at practice today.

  • Nice to see Devin Thomas and Erasmus James practicing today.
  • Thomas in particular looked good, making a couple of nice catches and showing flashes of his speed, and it was especially nice to see him bounce right back up from a slip that looked potentially painful. “We tried to pull him out,” Coach Zorn said after practice, “but he kept himself in there.” Apparently there’s a chance he might play in this week’s game, which is good news.
  • LB Alfred Fincher, who played well in his appearances in Saturday’s game, looked good again today, making an athletic move to pick off a Colt Brennan pass. For a guy who’s only been on the team for 12 days, he looks surprisingly sharp.
  • Rookie CB Justin Tryon put a nice solid hit on James Thrash at the line of scrimmage. Fred Smoot from the sideline: “He got a little peanut butter with that jam!”
  • Also earning a lively reaction from the sideline was Maurice Mann juking Carlos Rogers and coming wide open on a long pass play. (The pass was overthrown, but it was a great move by Mann.)
  • For those of you who think modern players have no sense of history: when Chris Cooley plucked a tipped Jason Campbell pass out of the air just before it hit the ground, a number of people on both the offensive and defensive sidelines could be heard shouting “Franco Harris!” Reassuring to know that NFL cultural references never go out of style.
  • Also, in the only punter battle update I’m doing today, Ethan Albright was loading the Jugs machine himself, instead of handing the ball to an equipment guy. The excitement never lets up with this one, guys!

(Published at 11:08.)

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7 Responses

  1. IS IT ME OR IS GRANTS JERSEY MISSING THE R FOR HIS NAME

  2. NEVERMIND I GUESS ITS GANT AND NOT GRANT MOST BE THINKING OF THE BBALL PLAYER

  3. Hey Matt, is it safe to assume that a decision on who wins the punter battle royale wont be until after the last preseason game?

  4. That’s what everyone’s saying.

  5. Durant Brooks will lay waste to his foes with his powerful foot of doom.

    The punting battle will be more like a slaughter.

  6. […] The man, the machine, the monster, Jason La Canfora posted in his blog that Erasmus James has been activated and that Laron Landry is practicing. And Matt at the official blog also reports Devin Thomas is not only practicing but has been impressive. […]

  7. How does Erasmus James look?

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