- Practice today was indoors, no pads.
- QB Derek Anderson got off to a slow start today, but turned it on later
in the day and made some nice throws, particularly in the two-minute drill.
This is the first time I remember seeing the team run the two-minute drill.
- CB/WR Anthony Wheat-Brown worked exclusively with the offense once again
today. He is extremely athletic and made some nice catches. He could and most
likely will work his way into a starting role on the offensive side of the
- LB Keith Ellison seemed to be in the right place at the right time quite
a bit today. He looks quick and will get plenty of playing time come fall.
- WR Josh Hawkins came alive in the two-minute drill as you can see from the
play-by-play notes. Anderson hit him four times, and seemed to be gaining
confidence in Hawkins.
- TE Joe Newton continues to impress. He and DA really have something. With
all due respect to Tim Euhus, I am guessing that Joe will put up better numbers
this coming year than Euhus ever did in one season. That is not a knock on
Euhus, that is a compliment to Newton.
- DT Ben Siegert and TE Pat Loney have been to every practice as far as I
can remember. Both had off-season surgery. Both worked with strength and conditioning
coach Trent Greener.
- I CANNOT confirm anything at this point, but I have not seen Kanan Sanchez
one time at practice this spring. If I had to guess I would say he has played
his last down as a Beaver, but nothing has been confirmed by the athletic
department at this point. If I am told anything on the record I will let you
- SS Mitch Meeuwsen has attened every practice session.
- WR Cole Clasen has attended a few practices.
- Former WR Kenny Farley has come back to school. He has worked out for the Bengals, and has talked with the Giants.
The kickoff return team, at the moment is (from left to right):
Inc. not sure who the intended receiver was, the ball wasn’t really close to anybody
Inc. Hawkins, AW on D, got the deflection
Inc. Powers, Whiten D, not a very good throw
Inc. DW, Bray on D
Comp. Powers, well thrown ball
Comp. Deep for Hass, Browner coverage
Inc. Hawkins, Browner defense, deflection
Comp. Newton, great catch up high
Comp. Newton, short pass
Comp. Newton, nice throw and catch, Trent Bray on D
Comp. Burnley, Sabby coverage, nice throw
Inc. Swanigan, Browner coverage, bad throw, PI on the play
Comp. Checkdown to DW on a swing route
Inc. AWB, AWB slipped on the play, he was open though
Comp. Hass, fade route, Justin Williams defense, very nice throw
Comp. Hawkins, out route, J-Will defense
Inc. Burnley, Lawson with a deflection
Inc. Burnley, ball was on his hands
Comp. Swanigan, good looking throw, in route
Inc. Weldon, Ellison with the break-up
Comp. Kruskamp (#32)
Inc. AWB, Ellison deflection
Inc. Hass, PI on Sabby
Comp. Hawkins, ball was a wounded duck, but it was on target
Inc. Hawkins, good D by Lawson
Intercepted by Davidson, intended for AWB, he was pretty open; it was just a bad throw
Comp. Hass, Sabby coverage
Inc. Hawkins, AW coverage, low throw
Play action; roll right, inc. to Haines, through his hands
Comp. Hass, Browner coverage
Comp. Newton, Pollard coverage
Inc. Yvenson Bernard
Audible, Comp. Powers
Inc. Powers, nice break up by J-Will
Comp. Powers, wide-open, nice throw
Comp. YB, nice cut, got up field rather quickly
11-11, 2 minute drill
Rollout, comp. Haines
Run RC, good burst, good hole created by the line
Comp. Newton, Bray coverage
Comp. Swanigan, wide open, Chaz Scott in the area
Comp. Powers, ball was really stuck in there, nice throw
Audible, comp. Hawkins, streak, Sabby was really close to it
Inc. deep to AWB
Comp. Hawkins, AW on the coverage, nice route
Inc. Hawkins, deep, AW coverage
Comp. Hawkins, DA did a nice job of checking of his first read and found Hawkins open on the sidelines, nice footwork by Hawkins
Good coverage, tuck and run
Clock stop play (spike)
Inc. Hawkins, ball on the money, but it was dropped
Touchdown Newton, nice throw for DA
Rothenfluh and Gunderson split the other two-minute drill, AR started it.
Deep for Hass, comp. Lawson coverage
Comp. Swanigan, nice route, got out of bounds
Inc. Weldon, Ellison defense
Inc. Brandon Robinson (#25), in and out of his hands
Inc. Weldon, dropped it
Inc. AWB, too high
Inc. AWB, out route, could have been caught, but it would have been a great catch if he would have made it, not a routine play
Dropped the snap (shotgun), picked it up, comp. Hass, Lawson coverage, looked like Hass made a move to get into the end zone as time expired, but it was on the opposite sideline, and no pads means no tackling
Jake Schubert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.