Redskins Training Camp: August 7

What made Jim Zorn yell at Jason Campbell today? Why did Durant Brooks not directional punt in the Hall of Fame Game? Where did Jason Taylor line up today? Who is the young man in this picture? It's all here and more.

...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 others.

...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 happened.

...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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