The linemen stayed on Brian Kennedy Field for some one on one drills while the skill position players moved to Howard Jones Field for some passing drills. I stayed and watched a few reps of the linemen, Chilo had a really good stop on Fili Moala and Radovich had one rep where he drove Alex Morrow to the ground. After that I headed over to watch the passing drill. Patrick Turner was very active, he caught passes from all three quarterbacks (Booty, Sanchez and Green) with the completion from Sanchez being for a touchdown. Shareece Wright had the best defensive play of the drill when he batted away a Sanchez pass that was intended for David Ausberry. It was also the first time we've seen David Buehler get work at safety. David was also talking with DB coach Rocky Seto a lot when he wasn't in the drill so that he could get some additional instruction.
The whole team came together on Howard Jones Field for some team competition plays. Booty hit Desmond Reed on the first play across the middle for a nice gain. John David then hit Travon Patterson on another crossing route but on the next play we saw a terrific defensive play from Cary Harris to knock away a slant pass intended for Vidal Hazelton. You can't say enough about the play of Harris in recent days, he seems to make a big play every day. A short completion from Booty to Stanley Havili was met by a hard tackle from Kaluka Maiava. Sanchez came in and one of his first passes was batted down at the line by Jeff Schweiger. Mark came right back and hit Dale Thompson along the sideline for seven yards. Sanchez then tried to hit Havili on a similar route to the one that worked a few plays ago but this time Kaluka was there so quick that he jarred the ball loose to force the incompletion. Parsons knocked down a Sanchez pass at the line, Alex is doing well at the DT (3-technique) spot. Sanchez completed an out pattern to Patterson who was quickly knocked out of bounds by Cary Harris.
The first unit offense was matched up with the first unit defense and Moody provided the first big play by going down the left sideline for a long gain. Sanchez rolled out and hit Turner along the sideline. Alex Morrow came in for a sack. On the next play, Schweiger put an impressive spin move on Thomas Herring and ran untouched into the backfield to nail Moody for a two yard loss. Ryan Powdrell had a nice carry along the right side. Garrett Green got some reps but he was quickly picked off by Nick Garratt. Reed got the ball and headed down the left sideline for a long gain and he received a high five from Pete Carroll on the way back to the huddle. It is so nice to see Desmond Reed out there doing his thing. One of the final plays was a pitch to the right with Stafon with Kyle Williams and Chilo Rachal out leading the way. Sanchez came back in and he tried a quick pass but Kevin Ellison was able to tip the ball away. Sanchez then tried a slant to Hazelton but Cary Harris was able to get a hand on it and the ball bounced into the hands of Kaluka Maiava for the pick. Moody had a nice, weaving run up the middle to end the day.