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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Nothing to see here...

Don't be jealous that you're not at this practice. The players are in shorts and wearing hats. Seriously.

I'm baffled that there are 200 plus people here in attendance. But at least it's not raining.

So, if you were waiting for an update on this, don't hold your breath.

Feel free to shoot me some questions, if you feel so compelled.


Blogger David said...

Curious how Chad Greenway has looked so far in camp. Is the injury healed? Does he know what he's doing out there?

3:30 PM  
Blogger Rickb said...

Wondering what happened to Brian Robison? All reference in the past week or so has died down. Has his motor quit? Is he buried on the third team? Will he compete with Ray Edwards for the right end spot? Just wondering.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Sean, have you seen anything, anything at all, in practice that makes you optimistic about this year's offense? The reports from you and the other paper haven't painted a very good picture. Is there any hope that these receivers are going to be able to hold onto the ball this year?

3:36 PM  
Blogger Rick Peterson said...

Is the right side of the line capable of stopping pass rushers this year? Last year they got burned time after time.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Sean, I'm curious on how the one account heading into Friday's game against the Rams. Knowing that Childress wan't to get the QB's a bunch of playing experience before the season starts, will we see Jackson in the game for an extended period of time, rather than the normal 1 or 2 drives? Also, are we going to see the rotating starting QB every other game... with Bollinger starting game 2? ...or will they stick with Jackson throughout the preseason?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Sean Jensen said...

Geez, people. I was being polite. Kind of like walking by a stranger and asking, "How are you?" You don't really expect an honest answer.

But since I dug the hole...

David, Greenway has looked awesome. It's hard to believe he missed the entire 2006 season with a major knee injury. His recovery is one of the best I've ever seen.

Rick, Robison started fast, but he hasn't been as eye-catching over the last week or so. He still chases the ball way down the field. He just doesn't seem to be getting to the QBs like he did early on. Right now, Ray Edwards is the clear No. 1 at right end. Khreem Smith was in the mix. But he's out with an injury.

Jimmy, the bigger question is who is going to step up on the right side of the offensive line. If T-Jack is going to be successful, he needs time to make decisions, and the running backs need blocks to run behind. The left side can't be as effective if the right side is the pits.

The receivers are showing signs of progress. But there isn't anyone who scares an opposing defense, someone defensive coordinators have nightmares about.

Rick Peterson: Yes, I've got serious concerns about the right side. Ryan Cook has been having a problem with false starts, and I haven't been overwhelmed by his performance in the one-on-one drills against defensive ends. As for Artis Hicks, he's still trying to get comfortable after his stint at left tackle. Even then, he would have to play markedly better than he did in 2006.

Given his need for experience, I would think it wouldn't be a bad idea. But Childress had this to say today at his press conference: "You can make an argument that way -- let him play -- but the point is you don’t want any bad habit from him playing behind a third offensive line and getting happy feet.
"We’ll pick that up as we go through these preseason games. They’ll play a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more, but I would rather see him establish a rhythm with the guys that probably he is going to play with on the football field."

All right people. I appreciate the questions. But I do this blog out the goodness of my heart, so let me get cracking on my coverage for Wednesday's paper.

5:29 PM  

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