...When Jim Zorn talks about tempo, this is what he means: getting in and out of the huddle briskly, getting to the line with a purpose and when Jason Campbell gets to the line, he wants him putting his hands under center immediately. Why? Because then the defense tips its hand a bit earlier.
...Wizards coach Eddie Jordan and assistant coach Mike O'Koren watched
practice today. Eddie brought along his 10-year-old son, Jaxson, who
got to feed the ball through the jugs machine to the holders. Not a bad
day for the kid, who also met Jason Taylor and Jason Campbell, among
...Campbell wasn't sharp this morning; too many passes to the wrong
shoulder. Too many passes were broken up or off target. When paired against the starting
unit, in a two-minute drill, the defense got the better of him.
However, there was one time where Campbell threw behind Santana Moss –
probably on purpose as Carlos Rogers had him covered inside – and Moss
made a twirling catch.
On the last play of the two-minute drill, from the 20, Campbell stepped
up and scrambled and threw incomplete.
"You scrambled too much there!" Zorn said.
...Jason Taylor worked at left end this morning and did an excellent job
against Jon Jansen. Taylor would line
up wide and beat Jansen; did it a
few times. Taylor really is quick and wastes few steps.
...Taylor worked a little vs. Chris Samuels in nine on nine; not much
...Derek Devine threw a rocket down the left seam to Maurice Mann. Devine
has a real strong arm.
...As tight end Chris Cooley walked to the locker room, he spotted Roy
Jefferson, who was talking to Colt Brennan. Cooley made a couple jokes
and left, telling Jefferson of Brennan "He's so cocky it's sick."
Yes, he was kidding. Brennan seems to be accepted already; has a
certain aura about him I suppose. Still a long way from being more than
just a No. 3 quarterback.
...They worked in shorts and helmets in the afternoon. Taylor spent part
of the time talking to owner Dan Snyder, seated on the sidelines.
Almost to make a point, Clinton Portis, in helmet, did a couple sprints
about 10 yards away and shouted something to Taylor. In fun, of course.
...One reason why Durant Brooks did not do much directional punting last
week? Coaches didn't want him to. They just wanted him to unload. He
probably won't do any directional punting until the Jets game.
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