Senior quarterback Marquise Williams talked recently about his desire to be a better leader, particularly being more supportive of his teammates. He held to that goal during Monday's practice, as he was often seen interacting with different players after drills.
Williams utilized his time between drills by working on his form, and he noted the value of his return to the Manning Passing Academy this earlier this summer.
Williams said he knows that a key to the offensive development of this team involves more passes and handoffs, and less of a reliance on him as a rusher.
Two of Williams's important weapons are wide receivers Ryan Switzer and Bug Howard, who both showed their excitement for the start of a new season with dancing during breaks. That translated to the action, where both were clear standouts in their position group. And both are noticeably bigger, a testament to their offseason workout plan.
The new defensive coaches were energetic as well, with John Papachuis and Charlton Warren especially active and vocal. Both coaches were frequently seen pulling players aside to correct form.
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