The fans weren't around for this session; they're not invited back until later this afternoon. So it was just the players and a dozen or so media members. And we have the update on how the players performed, including whether or not Jason Campbell's somewhat tough first day led to a rough second one.
Who's hot: Linebacker Rocky McIntosh. In a nine-on-nine inside running drill, McIntosh consistently stood out. On the first run, he shot through to get Clinton Portis. He did so again on the next play, too, showing good pursuit angles and anticipation....
Linebacker H.B. Blades in the same drill rammed his way through and into Rock Cartwright in the backfield.
Who's not: Quarterback Jason Campbell still looks off. Even many of his completions are a little off-target, with receivers having to jump or reach back for the ball. One play summed up his problems. He tried to hit Antwaan Randle El on a deep out, but Shawn Springs was in front and Sean Taylor was in back. Randle El loses this battle every time. Yet the ball was thrown and Taylor intercepted. Taylor has looked good both days.
Still waiting: We're still not buying into Anthony Montgomery's ascension. During an individual drill, the defensive linemen have to shuffle in between six different bags, going back and then forward. Kedric Golston does this beautifully, never huffing and puffing like some and staying low. Montgomery was still too upright performing this drill and his feet were sluggish. He needs to stay lower, even in drills, so he can start doing so in games.
Sidelined: Guard Randy Thomas did not practice because of a sore knee. All he would say about his return? ''I'll be ready for Miami.'' He says they're still just being smart. ... Linebacker H.B. Blades and tight end Tyler Ecker left on golf carts because of what appeared to be some sort of leg injuries. But no word yet on their status.
Best move: Running back Ladell Betts on an outside run jitterbugged his way past Andre Carter. As Betts shot past, the crowd of offensive players watching the play let out a collective, ''Oooooohhhh!'' Carter looked at them and shook his head, as if he telling the offensive guys, ''I would have had him in a real game.'' Not sure about that. ...
Tight end Chris Cooley also elicited shouts of, ''Yes! Yes! Yes!'' from Al Saunders. Why? Because Cooley ran a perfect route up the right seam, moving into the middle where he was wide open. He easily hauled in the pass from Jason Campbell.
Noticeable: The secondary seems to be performing more interception-type drills. After dropping a number of picks this year, they clearly want to improve this groups' hands.
Reminder: Offensive lineman Stephon Heyer carried Jon Jansen's helmet and shoulder pads from the practice field to the locker room. So, yes, the practice of the rookie carrying the vets' stuff is still around.
Camp Report: Day 2 A.M. Session
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