Offense Looks Improved

The offense is shaking off the rust, looking more in sync than they did last week, and the quarterbacks have a good day in Tuesday's practice...

Focusing on the last period of practice when the offensive and defensive teams squared off in a micro scrimmage the offense looked much more in sync Tuesday. It was a definite switch from last Thursday's scrimmage.

Cory Paus was much sharper on the short routes, be it crossing patterns or sideline patterns. The focus was certainly on getting the ball to the tight ends. Mike Seidman looks huge, and he laid a hit on Jibril Raymo that had a number of players calling out, including Raymo. John Sciarra looked good on the sideline patterns as well, but quite a few times threw behind the receiver on crossing patterns over the middle. Both quarterbacks are still working on timing and touch when it comes to the long ball. Both Seidman and Keith Carter got plenty of touches.

But give the defensive backfield some credit as well. Their coverages were tight all over the field especially on the long balls. Joe Hunter is looking more comfortable at corner and cornerbacks coach R. Todd Littlejohn was taking notice.

The coaches were experimenting on both the offensive line and defensive line with a variety of players. The offensive line certainly did a better job of giving the quarterbacks more time to throw. Ryan Boschetti is getting more time at defensive tackle and performing well. With the amount of time he is getting in the rotation it looks like redshirting is not on the agenda.

There were approximately 35 recruits attending practice highlighted by the Woodland Hills Taft receiver duo of Steve Smith and Noah Smith and Manhattan Beach Mira Costa linebacker Michael Okwo. Also in attendance was Los Angeles Fairfax WR/RB/KR Jason Ferguson who was one of the surprise performers at the Los Angeles Nike Camp.

Running back Tyler Ebell was in pads, but did not participate much in practice after suffering a mild concussion on Monday. His status is day to day.

Freddie Mitchell stopped by practice and was asked about the Saturday's NFL draft and the Bruins available. "I have been playing up DeShaun and Robert to the (Philadelphia) coaches as much as I can," Mitchell said. "I have seen mock drafts that have us (Eagles) taking DeShaun in the first round and Robert in the second."


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