The second-last day of two-a-days. Here are a few observations from today’s practices:
Tom: No huddle offense was the focus of the scrimmage in the early part of the morning practice. The offense was given 1:40 to work their way into field goal position or the end zone. Drew Burko led the offense, from the 35 yard line, to a couple of first downs before being stopped by the defense. Chase Bradshaw then had on opportunity to lead the offense against the 2nd team defense, this time starting from the 45 yard line. In this series, the play of the day occurred when Mitch Stevens extended himself and made an incredible diving catch for a 30 yard touchdown. Stevens later made a similar catch along the sidelines during receiver drills.
During the no huddle offense, Coach Schneider stressed the importance of the QB recognizing the importance of whether or not the previous play finished out of bounds. He also emphasized the importance of the the quarterback being aware of whether or not the team is in field goal range.
Travoy Martinez was moved from tailback to his more natural positon of cornerback. He showed outstanding footwork during drills with his new unit.
Dallas One player I’m more impressed with every time I see him is quarterback Matt Bonaca. He throws the football beautifully, is composed in the pocket, and is accurate, especially on long passes. He had a nice series in a drill where running backs were being covered by the defensive backs, hitting Devin Logan (who made an equally impressive catch) and then Shane Buchanan with perfect passes. He will be one to watch in years to come.
Braeden George scored a nice touchdown in the team session in the afternoon, showing good speed. Corbin Eskelson intercepted a deflected pass a little later, his second in as many days.
Brydon Ozmun continues to impress, leaping during skeleton for what looked like an impossible pass to catch, almost coming down with it. I’m excited to see him play on Friday (and all the Fridays after).
Both Dylan Wright and Brayden Twarynski were in at the defensive tackle positions with the first team defence this afternoon, and the defence didn’t miss a beat. They both appear ready to make an impact and challenge the veterans for playing time. Coach Aaron Moser is doing an excellent job preparing these players.