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Tuesday Afternoon- The South
A very feisty afternoon as
two major fracases broke out on the line of scrimmage that had to be broken up
and an afternoon that showed marked improvement by several players. Seth
McKinney and Alan Harper almost came to blows while Ken Kocher and Scott Peters
did. Dwight Freeney has sustained a high ankle sprain, as we reported this
morning, and may be out the rest of the week.
Conner Stephens was brought in today and played linebacker.
Overall the South's
practices are nowhere near as crisp or organized as those of the North.
There is more hitting and drilling with the North squad.
Carr was solid all day.
He threw some nice passes and impressively showed patience in the pocket, buying
time as it collapsed around him and got his pass off with poise.
The field was a bit damp today and they tightened the noose on the
downfield passing but Carr showed well again.
On one play Carr rolled out and threw a beautiful pass on the move,
hitting the receiver in stride as the wide out was running a crossing route,
which raised a lot of eyebrows. Someone
must of told Rohan Davey to quickly improve his fundamentals as he
was very deliberate with his throwing motion and the end result was improved
accuracy. It also meant a slower delivery and receivers were waiting on
the pass out as they came out of their breaks.
Davey needs to pull it together by tomorrow if he's going to end up a
first day pick. He also needs to
learn to consistently follow-through on his throws and finish over his top foot.
Tulane's Patrick Ramsey was much improved, especially on
the timing throws and received the praise of coaches on several plays.
Foster ran the ball well
today, complimenting his pass catching from Monday, and showed great vision and
slashing skills. Foster ran with
great footwork, sliding off tackles and also ran with nice speed outside of
tackle but does run a bit upright which will cause some problems.
Georgia Southern back Adrian Peterson ran well today and
gave good effort when asked to block but showed minimal strength at the point
and does not play a fast game or really show much quickness through the hole.
The star of all the backs was Charles Stackhouse who threw
several crunching blocks as the lead fullback, which drew a large rise from the
scouts. Stackhouse really looks to
hit someone and loves the physical contact.
He also showed the abilities to get outside the tackle and block.
Todays practice really brought Stackhouse up a notch.
Woody Danzler seems to be adjusting to his new position and
ran much better today behind the fullback showing some vision and skills.
Javon Walker looked natural catching the ball and dropped nothing
but is a bit uncomfortable running his routes.
Jason McAddley had another solid practice and teammate Freddie
Milons really picked up the pace, running terrific routes and catching
the ball well, showing skills reminiscent of his sophomore season.
Auburn's Tim Carter dropped a few easy ones but for the
most part caught the ball well, making one spectacular highlight reel film
reception, and ran good routes.
Melvin Fowler had a very good afternoon.
He is a heady lineman that blocked with great patience, good technique
and even showed some surprising strength at the point, handling defenders all
practice. He kept defenders at bay
playing both center and guard. When
placed at guard Terrance Metcalf looked good and played well
blocking for both the run and pass but again, had difficulty at left tackle and
just does not understand blocking angles, as he was pulled aside several times
by the coaches for a consultation. Kendall
Simmons also played well when put at guard as he has good fundamentals,
uses his angles well and works hard. Simmons
must improve the strength of his playing base as he did not anchor well in
pass-protection and got pushed back into the pocket.
UAB's Bryan Thomas started off on fire but cooled down, or better said, wore down. Thomas again played well aga