Well our last day here in Kamloops has arrived but before we head home we have a couple last blogs to do for you. We plan on watching the defense closely today so that we can break down our observations for you as we did with the offense last night:
We’ll start pour updates this morning shortly. The players are warming up.
8:50am: Anton McKenzie is taking part in practice for the first time this camp after nursing a “hamstring injury” and perhaps shedding a few pounds.
8:58am: Offense and defense have broken off into groups and are working on routes, blocking schemes and coverages. Non contact. This fan needs to see some hitting…soon!
9:17am: zzzzz…oh sorry…More walk throughs and game scheming I would guess. On a good note, all the QB’s have good zip on the ball today.
9:28am: Wide awake now! Full contact scimmage!
9:31am: I’m becoming a VERY big Andrew Harris fan. Great running in this scrimmage.
9:31am: full contact scrimmage over in favour of some receiver and secondary drills. Haley and McKenzie have been getting startin reps at linebacker. Yes fans the 4-2 defense is back.
9:45am: Anton McKenzie with some nice coverage almost picks off Parrish.
9:47am: On to some full contact running drills. Yonus Davis and Toddrick Pendland getting some looks. Neither looks as good as Harris.
9:54am: With Paris Jackson once again sitting out the session, Steven Black is once again getting reps with the starters and looks good.
10:00am: Tempers flare again as Rasouli and Gibbs have a skirmish. Rasouli still hot under the collar. It’s been a tough week for Mr. Gibbs, who may want to stop engaging with the O-line after dropping weight this year. Gibbs sent off the field to chat with Quick Parker.
10:03am: QB’s working on footworks and checking off receivers, kick return team getting in some work while the offensive line working off on another field on engaging drills.
10:04am: Walker, Davis, Pendland and Robert Jordan are getting return reps.
10:06am: Was just informed by a source that says Sask QB Darian Durant broke his thumb on his throwing hand. I shed a tear, but it turns out it was an inaccurate report.
10:18am: Tad Crawford picks off Printers on a deep attempt to Arceneaux. It was a bit of a duck.
10:25am: Mike Benevides is not happy with the defense during this scrimmage session. Montrell Craft and McKenzie hear his wrath.
10:42: That’s a wrap for the morning session. Standouts today, Crawford, Haley, Harris, Messam, Black, Printers, Lulay. Armstrong had a better session. Both kickers punted well.
We’ll see you at 4:00pm for our final blog from camp!