Welcome back! Its sunny and warm here in Kamloops with a slight breeze. We’ll get going at 4:00 in what we hope will be another physical practice.
3:55pm: The players are making their way onto the field. McCallum and Whyte getting on some field goals.
4:00pm: more positional work before stretching and warmups.
4:12pm: Warmups have begun. Excited yet? Stretching, stretching!
4:24pm: Team finishes warmup breaks off into positional groups, watching the defensive line. Goal line tacking drills as players are cycling through tacking the “dummy”. No not me…
4:35pm: would love to give you exciting news right now, but frankly not much is happening. Positional walk through drills are necessary buy not a lot of fun for the fans.
4:58pm: Finally some semi scrimmage drills. Here we go. Printers hit Robertson out of the backfield then goes over the middle to black. Robertson has a nice run. Offence is looking sharp.
5:02pm: Andrew Harris with another nice run. Defensive lineman Steven Williams is not practicing. Looks like a “lower body issue”. Other players out: Bolden, Jones, Elimimian. Jarious Jackson is passing this afternoon after not doing so this morning.
5:03pm: Paris Jackson looks done for the day with ice on his right leg. Did not see what happened.
5:04pm: As was evident this morning, Jamal Robertson is laying claim to the starting running back spot, looks quick and powerful.
5:09pm Paris is back on the field, walking but no helmet. Shutting it down is likely precautionary.
5:16pm: Printers goes deep to the best receiver in camp so far. Emmanuel Arceneaux. Touchdown, and Mannie dunks the ball over the uprights.
5:24pm: More special teams work, on kickoffs, not full speed and little contact, so impossible to judge who has the leg up as returners but they are the same as this morning. Walker, Pendland, Passmore and Davis.
5:30pm: Trestin George doing his best Geroy Simon superman pose on the sidelines. Field goal took some reps, and now a non contact scrimmage.
5:32pm: Tad Crawford continues his strong camp and picks off Printers in the endzone. Tony Washington, one of the most consistent receivers in camp hurts his knee on the next play and limps off.
5:49pm: Washington shakes it off for a great concentration catch for a TD in the endzone. The offence looks the sharpest its been all camp.
5:53pm: Jamal Robertson could be very effective catching passes out of the backfield. Very powerful runner.
6:07pm: Practice is done. Standouts: Washington, Arceneaux, Henderson, Crawford, Robertson, Yurichuk. Offense had a better day today, but lots of work to be done.
For those coming to camp the morning practice for June 9th has been cancelled.
We’ll have more tonight on our first three days at camp and of course photos from the day.