Bounce-Backs and Bike Brigades

Fred Greetham's afternoon practice observations from Berea, where the team's quarterbacks attempted to atone and we got some first hints about the right side of the OL...

BEREA—After a less than stellar morning showing by the quarterbacks, they performed a bit better in the afternoon. Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace seemed to have a tough morning sessions in throwing incomplete passes.

Eric Mangini downplayed Delhomme's morning session.

"I wasn't watching each one of his throws," he said. "Sometimes, I'm watching the defense or the o-line. I'll get a better gauge of how accurate the throws were when I go back and watch the tape, but I didn't walk away from this morning thinking that.

"The ball could be on the ground because it was a dropped ball, that happens sometimes," he said. "Sometimes, it's good defense…I thought the defense did a good job this morning, so I'd like to think that some of the incompletions were due to good defense, as opposed to poor offense."

Delhomme  threw a pinpoint pass down the sideline to Mohamed Massaquoi and also made a great throw to Brian Robiskie, who came back to make a nice catch. One of the nicest plays was a catch over the middle by Robiskie who was fully extended to make the grab. Delhomme had two completions to Chansi Stuckey on slants.

On the downside, Delhomme overthrew Robiskie on a deep throw and missed Montario Hardesty down the side line.

Wallace made a nice throw down the sideline to Joshua Cribbs for a big gain and came back with a slant to Johnathan Haggerty.Wallace threw a nice out to James Davis.

Wallace threw two interceptions. He threw one to Coye Francies, who returned it for a touchdown. He later threw an interception to Nick Sorenson.

Brett Ratliff was intercepted by Sorenson in his limited opportunity and Colt McCoy had a couple of short completions.


This and That: Floyd Womack was in at right guard and Tony Pashos was at right tackle with the first unit in 11-on-11 drills…DL Cliff Geathers took exception to some offensive lineman and started swinging in 11-on-11. It was hard to tell who he was going after as he was being restrained by several teammates and several offensive linemen were in the skirmish.

Bike Brigade: DL Shaun Rogers, DL C.J. Mosley, LB Eric Barton, P Dave Zastudil, CB Eric Wright, DB T.J. Ward, WR Jake Allen, DL Martin Tavaseu, DL Keith Grennan and DB Benjamin Burney all did not practice.

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