The Morning Report Day - 10

Redskins broadcaster Sam Huff attended practice this morning. Here's a classic sight: Huff lowering his shoulder into a blocking sled a couple times. And he did it with a smile on his face. Priceless. Receiver Darnerien McCants dressed, but did not wear shoulder pads. Receivers Cliff Russell and Taylor Jacobs both practiced and looked good.

. . . The defensive line continues to work a lot on balance. Line coach Robert Nunn used two large cylinder rings--three times the size of a hula hoop--and laid them on the ground. The linemen ran around them, doing a figure eight, all while leaning toward the ground. They finished by hitting a tackling dummy.

. . . Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter did not practice, resting his knee.

. . . The starting offensive skill guys likely will only play a series or two against Carolina. But the starting line probably will play more.

. . . Running back Trung Canidate continues to lower his shoulder, this time driving one into safety Andre Lott. On the next play running back Kenny Watson did the same thing to Lott. But we expect that of Watson; we're finally seeing it from Canidate. He's so slight around the waist that he must--MUST--run this way or he goes down like a feather.

After one Canidate run, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson pumped his fist and shouted, ''Yes, yes, yes!''

. . . Rookie running back Sultan McCullough runs harder than I thought he would.

. . . Ladairis Jackson earned the wrath of special teams coach Mike Stock. Before one punt rush Stock shouted at him, ''Hey, 94! What the hell are you doing! Do you know how to play football?! Use your brains!''

. . . Brent Bartholomew struggled with his punts. Still too inconsistent to ever see him beating out Bryan Barker. The latter isn't very good, but he's the best one in camp.

. . . Cigar Afficianodo magazine has a writer in camp doing a story on the lack of attention surrounding the Redskins this year.

. . . Bernard Holsey easily got past center Wilbert Brown several times in a one-on-one drill.

. . . Classic move: Bruce Smith got inside rookie Derrick Dockery, beating him with his feet and shoving his right hand upside his body. Sweet. Dockery still has to learn, but that's how you do it.

. . . Quarterback Patrick Ramsey connected with running back Chad Morton on a deep ball down the right side. Morton beat linebacker Kevin Mitchell. Ramsey later hit receiver Laveranues Coles on a crossing route over the middle. The nice part: The ball bounced up and Coles, in stride, kept his eyes up and outgrabbed Champ Bailey for the ball.

. . . Russell raced past corner Larry Austin for a deep pass from Rob Johnson.

. . . Fred Smoot wants his nickname to be Silky Johnson. But I'm not sure why. And he wants Matt Bowen to be called Triple X because ''it's always exciting when he's out there.''


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