Update on rookie camp?

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  1. Andre_Johnson88

    Andre_Johnson88 Rookie

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    Anyone have any updates on the rookie camp so far from this weekend?I'm very surprised that we haven't had any posts talking about the rookie camp yet!I mean when do we get reports on how it's going?
     
  2. Westside

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    Check out today's Chronicle Sports Section.
     
  3. LiveForTheGame

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    There was a report saying Dunta was challenged with the drills and learning the new terminology. It's good to hear- with challenges he'll get better. As long as he works hard and learns...I'll be happy. It goes the same with every player we have.
     
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    Sloan Thomas will make the team and he will work his way into 4 wr's sets by his 2nd year.
     
  6. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I can't wait to get a look at Duff now. I watched some ND games but never really paid attention to him.
     
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    It would be different for me to have a KR and PR not lose yardage
     
  8. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    The guys on 610 this morning had a quick review that Robinson was impressive, Babbin is quick and huge, and the most impressive was Lord - he could be our "steal" this year.
     


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    Yes, I heard that Jammal Lord from Nebraska looked EXTREMELY fluid in his hip movements, and he picked off a few in 1-on-1 drills against other recievers. I also heard that an undrafted rookie named Starling was very impressive.
     
  10. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Capers' Saturday Quotes
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    (On his overall impression of the new players) “I like what I see out of this group. When we met with them the first night, we talked about how there are a lot of players who want to be good and a lot of teams who want to be good but aren’t really sure how to be good.

    “It starts with not only having the athletic ability, but also having the right attitude. I like the attitude of this group. We’ve thrown a lot of things at them and they’ve worked extremely hard and done everything we’ve asked them to do. They know the purpose of this camp is to give them a foundation to come back in another week and go to work with our veterans because things will happen at a much faster pace at that point in time.”

    (On the mix of the 2004 roster) “I just know that every year we improve our depth. I think the competition has become keener every year for our team. You hope that’s the case as your team improves. Your cuts always get a little bit tougher and it makes you better when you have competition and I think we’ll have excellent competition on our football team.”

    (On what the coaches are looking for) “There’s certain drills that guys can make plays in they stand out in and how quickly they pick up what you’re asking them to do. Nothing good really happens by accident so there’s a plan in everything that we do and it challenges these guys to tune in and understand the importance of all the detail. There’s tremendous detail in order to become a fundamentally sound team so they start to get exposed to that, some quicker than others, so that’s what you look for, how fast can they pick it up and bring it out on the field and use the technique that we’re asking.”

    (On Toby Christensen) “He’s made a couple of plays out here in the three practices we’ve had that jump out at you. He made a great catch yesterday in a one-on-one drill. You can see he’s a competitor and when you come out here as a free agent, all you can do is do something that catches the coaches’ attention and he’s done that in a couple situations.”

    (On Jason Babin) “I like his attitude. I like his work ethic. I think he’s a guy that’s going to pick things up quickly. It’s going to take patience now because he is switching positions but I think he has the capabilities of making that transition. He’s a 260-pound guy that has good spring and a good athlete for a guy that size. When you watch him drop into coverage, it’s not like you’re watching a defensive end drop into coverage.

    “Basically, his whole career, he’s had his hand down and has been rushing that passer moving forward so I think he’s much more comfortable doing that than he is going backwards and coming off of the ball and so that’s normally the biggest transition so we’re trying to work on that as much as we can.

    (On Charlie Anderson and Raheem Orr) “I thought today in the pass-rush drill that I saw both of them have a good rush. Now maybe they rushed the passer five or six times but there was at least once for both of them that you saw some physical tools.”
     
  11. Ibar_Harry

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    What little news there is, is impressive. Hopefully, starting next week we will gain more insight into how things are going to look. There is no question that defense is Caper's comfort level. However, it appears that may be we have picked up a couple of gems offensively as well. While I'm a Berrian fan Its more because I think we have to pick up our offense as well as our defense. I'm liking what I hear about the return game and I'm getting excited about a couple of the WRers. It would be nice to have additional outside threats for the other team to worry about. Carr, if he has time, can deliver a very accurate ball. Something has been missing from our WRer chemistry and may be the new ones will help solve that problem. We will be very young, but if we remain healthy we could be a big challenge for a lot of teams this year. We had a good defense last year, but we should be a whole lot better this year with the new young players, and I believe, because of the defensive coaching changes. Not too many people are stressing the latter subject, but I think we are going to see some real big changes on the defensive side of the ball in the way we imploy our defense. I look forward to seeing all of the guys together and hopefully we will find we have a lot of that intangible chemistry that wins the big ones.
     
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    Good read. Thanks SteelB.
     
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    Here is some more on early camp developments by Keith at HPF. Click the link for the entire piece.
     
  15. infantrycak

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    Sounds like they have good attitudes. Nice job of teasing Earl.

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