There were a couple other nice plays during the drill on Brian Kennedy Field that were worth mentioning. C.J. Gable was about to take a handoff when Clay Matthews, who was coming on a blitz, absolutely smacked him as the handoff was being made and the ball fell to the ground. Emmanuel Moody had the best run of the day when he went up the middle and kicked it into gear with a little high step before sprinting down the field for a long gain.
In the offensive drills against the service team defense, we saw Travon Patterson make a real nice catch of a deep ball from John David Booty. Fred Davis caught a hard thrown ball over the middle. Patrick Turner also had a nice catch.
In the team drill to end the day, John David Booty got things going by throwing to Steve Smith over the middle but the ball bounced off Steve and directly into the hands of Fred Davis. A couple plays later Rey Maualuga laid on the ground for a few seconds after the play and that attracted about a half dozen coaches and trainers to his side. Rey went to the sidelines and was back in action before too long with no apparent problem. Mark Sanchez threw the best pass of the day when he had terrific protection, he was able to step up in the pocket and throw the ball 75 yards in the air to Steve Smith who caught the ball in the end zone for the touchdown. The throw by Sanchez on the following play was picked by Garrett Green who made a good play to reach over the shoulder of the receiver to get the ball. Keith Rivers had a sack. Desmond Reed got several carries and receptions during the drill. Booty rolled right and threw low to a spot where only Patrick Turner could make the play against good coverage from the defender, the refs ruled it was a catch.
Brian Cushing did not practice (back spasms). Will Harris and Hershel Dennis watched practice from the sidelines. Loudspeakers were used during the day to pipe in simulated crowd noise including several prolonged chants of "Woo-Pig Soieeeee".