Davis and Fletcher are both former number one draft picks and although Fletcher was acquired in a trade and not taken by San Diego he is outplaying whatever competition there is.
More importantly, with the referees on hand for practice, Fletcher did not get called for his usual illegal antics and propensity to touch the receiver somewhere beyond five yards.
The gulf grew on the next play when Parker beat Davis on an out route and the water kept pouring through when DeQuincy Scott batted a pass by Brees that was intercepted by Florence.
One clear difference between Brees and Rivers is the willingness of Rivers to throw into tighter quarters. Brees has perfected the Marty Ball style of offense and sometimes that can hurt him as he looks for the dump-off. Rivers, by contrast, slings the ball in with his laser release and though he has not gotten burned too often, he will surely have some interceptions happen because of it. The upside is he will also complete some bigger gains.
Rivers did have the completion of the day, tossing a 35-yard strike to a diving Eric Parker on the left sidelines.
Vincent Jackson, however, is still prone to the rookie mistakes as of day two. He was tossed a perfect ball by Philip Rivers and bobbled it a few times before it dropped incomplete. He also dropped a ball on a comeback route – at which point he was praised for his route running by the head coach.
"He still has a long way to go," Brees said of the rookie second rounder. "He will tell you that himself."
After intercepting the ball, Wilson had it stolen from him before he could give it to the referee by Landon Trusty. Trusty then soft tossed it to the referee only to have Florence pick it out of the air.
Adell Duckett also sat out and did not even ride the bike. He reportedly has a strained MCL and could miss a few weeks of action.