Kellen Winslow Jr. stole the show in the afternoon practice on the opening day of minicamp Friday. Winslow gathered in a short pass from Charlie Frye in a seven-on-seven drill and raced untouched to the goal line. Someone from the sideline yelled "Dunk it, Kellen!" and Winslow obliged by jumping and getting vertical enough to slam the football over the crossbar. It brought a cheer from his teammates.
Should Winslow have been more cautious as he recovers from knee surgery? Give him a break. The surgery was more than a year ago, and it isn't like he jumped on a motorcycle again.
Up and Down Friz
Frisman Jackson is in mid training camp form. That means he'll drop a pass that hits him in the hands and then catch one he has to stretch and twist to grab. It is exactly what he did in the afternoon practice.
Coach Romeo Crennel is looking for a receiver to step up. Jackson could be that guy, but drops like he had Friday have to make Crennel wonder.
On that note, anyone attending training camp this summer will be in for a treat when they watch Joe Jurevicius. He sets an example of how to practice when he steps onto the field. He's all business and, yes, he definitely knows how to catch the football.
The glass cliché
This is really one of those glass half full/half empty tidbits. Toward the end of practice Andra Davis jumped over from his inside linebacker spot to make an interception. That's the half-full part.
The half-empty part of the play? Ken Dorsey, trying to convince the coaches he should be Frye's backup, threw the pass.