Two-a-days on Monday

Fall camp continues, and things are starting to get routine. Practices are starting to blur together and look the same. While practice is starting to blend, the team is really taking shape.

Quarterbacks:
No change with Willie Tuitama. He is still clearly the starter. He got a bit of a night off on Monday, taking next to no snaps during 7-on-7.

Kris Heavner still looks better to me than Tyler Lyon in the battle for No. 2. He had the throw of the day when he hit a streaking Terrell Reese in stride for an easy score. On the very next play he hit Anthony Johnson over the middle for what could have gone the distance, but Johnson dropped the pass.

True freshman Bryson Beirne is not getting a ton of reps but has looked decent doing it. Although most of his passes are underneath, short stuff, he is completing a high percentage.

We also got a glimpse of the future as commitment Matt Scott was on hand to watch the practice.

Running Backs:
The running backs did not do a great job holding on the ball during Saturday's scrimmage. Fortunately, that has not been the case in camp. For the most part all of the running backs have held onto the football. There have been no careless fumbles. The few loose balls have been knocked out.

Jennings was the go-to guy at the end of practice in a redzone drill. He had three touches in six plays, including what appeared to be a score.

Wide Receiver:
The more and more I see of wide receivers, the more I like. The group may lack the overall star power, but I cannot remember as much talent and promise as this crew has. I honestly think that there are at least seven wide outs who are good enough to contribute.

One of my favorites of the early part of camp, Terrell Turner, is out of his sling and getting some work. He is still very limited, but closer to being 100% after a ligament strain in his wrist.

Junior college transfer Derrick Barkum has been cleared and was in practice on Monday. He believes that he will be able make an impact this season.

Tight End:
I'll sum up Rob Gronkowski's value to the team with this tidbit. Facing third and goal at the two at the end of the redzone drills, the offense ran a play action pass that saw Tuitama hit the true freshman in traffic two yards deep into the endzone.


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