Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Practice No. 7 wrap-up

Good, intense practice today. We even saw a scuffle -- always a sign that guys are playing hard -- that Paul Pasqualoni jumped right into to help separate. Some notes...
  • The injuries are mounting, though Pasqualoni isn't too concerned with most. Gilbert Stlouis was injured in Saturday's scrimmage and had his right foot in a plaster cast and was on crutches, and will be out "a while". Center Kyle Bockeloh (shoulder) is in a sling and tailback D.J. Shoemate missed practice to get an MRI on his shoulder. Scott McCummings, dinged during Saturday's practice, was in a walking boot. Receivers Geremy Davis, Shakim Phillips and Kamal Abrams all remained out today, as well, along with David Kenney, Joe Danielson, among others.

  • Defensive tackle Ryan Wirth and offensive tackle Adam Masters both left practice with undisclosed injured.

  • Pasqualoni said he's been trying to be cautious to help prevent injuries, but it's not easy. Players try to keep each other off the ground, but with goal line and other drills it can be difficult. "We tried, and they didn't do bad with it," Pasqualoni said. "That's kind of the way we want to do it, other than three opportunities in the spring to scrimmage. We're hoping that cuts back on the injuries."

  • Lyle McCombs looked to be in peak form, his footwork and speed helping him break off a couple of long gainers. Joe Williams, Martin Hyppolite and Max DeLorenzo got some additional work.

  • Noticed backup defensive tackle Julian Campenni drawing high praise on more than one occasion from Hank Hughes. Wirth had a strong day prior to his injury, too. Sean McQuillian showed good hands and an ability to move after the catch.

  • Not much to report on the quarterbacks. With McCummings out, there were more reps to go around but it's still difficult to assess with the four.

  • Fun play of the day: Yawin Smallwood made a goal line interception, and as he was tackled flipped the ball to Sio Moore who sprinted 85 yards to the opposite end zone.


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