Mrs. B's Annual Training Reports 8/3
- With last night's concert and today's practice under my belt, I've kept my
Gillette streak alive. (The Boss rocked, btw.. and I was stylin in my
original 84-85 Born in the USA concert tee shirt!) Anyway... because of the
wet grass I was afraid that the boys would be practicing on the Turf field and
we would get stuck in the stadium bowl, but I was relieved to see the long
line down by the practice fields rather than at the stadium entrance. I went
right to the grassy area rather than sitting in the bleachers and aside from
the wet butt, I made a good choice. Darren and Madelyn joined us as did my
girl, Bledsoeangie. The "Denver Duo" hitched a ride from a friend and met us
Practice was in full pads and the first thing I noticed was that Larry Centers
changed his number. He's got incredibly developed calves and I noticed that
#43 didn't. I scoped out the legs and found those babies wearing #31 today,
taking over Ben Kelly's recently vacated number. Moreau is now wearing #43.
Law's still in his partial uniform and was joined by Leonard Myers and WMG
with part regulation/part sweats. (They are participating in some of
practice rather than spending the entire time with trainers.) I wondered if
Seymour was going to have "equipment issues" out there today since he was
sporting a huge afro rather than his typical braids. I wasn't sure if his
helmet would fit his head as well, but alas, it did!
Practice began with KO returns with Kevin and Bethel in the backfield. Kevin
caught one back there and Charlie asked him if that was the way he wanted to
catch that ball... Kevin answered him and he said... "Just checking." Kicking
team practiced fumble recoveries. During the WR routes, Troy had quite the
fan club in the bleachers. Every time he touched the ball, they erupted. He
did make an awesome one handed (left) grab again today that he managed to make
look easy. McCrary was practicing but JR spent the day running. Walking
wounded were "skipping" in the far field...(I always get a kick out of that,
and also that move that looks like they're impersonating male dogs walking
along and stopping at every hydrant!..lol) Ty Law was running "on the leash"
and the bike brigade was in full swing. Deion didn't practice again today...
During 7:7 drills, Brady and his boys were on fire, connecting on every pass
in the series. Fauria made a huge catch but later in the day had to take a
lap... In fact the entire offense took one for the first time today in
practice. The boys in blue (defense) have been doing the running this year.
Faulk looked real good again today as did Asante Samuels and Eugene Wilson
(AGAIN!) who both came up with picks. Lawyer got 2 picks today as well.
Lots of scout team work (as we'll be seeing at TC from now on.)
During a break, the team came down towards the endzone and people were
yelling "Happy Birthday, Tom!" People were singing to him and Faulk Matt
Light were raising their hands to get the crowd into it... (I thought today's
practice would have been over flowing with screaming girls, but I'm happy to
report that it wasn't!) I do hope that my buddy, Linh got to see the birthday
boy today, though!
After practice, we were hoping to get a minute with Tedy, but has soon as he
came near us at the ropes, the swarm came. People plowed right in front of us
and were stepping all over my feet. I just stepped back and let them in...
Tedy saw us and asked if we needed anything so I finally got that Bruschi Brew
picture signed and don't have to cart it back and forth anymore. Tomorrow is
Kate and Rehannen's last day so they wanted to take a picture with the 3 of us
and Tedy but today was crazy. Who knows what tomorrow will bring... I hate
fighting the crowds and generally hang in the background so I don't get
trampled! And... looking at the forecast for the week, we may be watching a
lot of Jumbotron football.
Mrs. B....( who has *GASP* only two days of camp left... grrrrrr!)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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